Lillian (Alper) Cohen
Born 12/5/1915
Died 7/2/2005 in Peabody, MA

Lillian lived and loved life to the fullest until her death in Peabody, MA on July 21, 2005. As one of six children born to Rose and Max Alper of Gloucester, Mass., Lillian graduated from Simmons College, married and moved to Syracuse where she was active in many local civic organizations while earning a masters degree in education at Syracuse University at the age of 47. She worked as a career skills teacher in the Syracuse City Schools until her mid 70s. Since then, she has continued to teach and to entertain older adults (with her dynamic piano sing-a-longs) until her final weeks. She was a lifelong active member at Temple Adath Yeshurun. Lillian was a woman of great exuberance, compassion, faith and wisdom who celebrated life each day. Her greatest joys were her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. As the wife of the late dentist, Dr. Edward Cohen for 59 years, she is survived by her four children: Ms. Sandra Levitt of Falmouth, MA, Dr. Paul S. Cohen of Syracuse, Dr. Daniel Cohen of New City, NY, Dr. Mauri Cohen of Marblehead, MA; their spouses; twelve grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind her loving companion, Mr. Len Garfield and her sister Charlotte Chansky. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Monday at Temple Adath Yeshurun. Friends may call on the family from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday at the Temple. Donations can be made to: Hospice of the North Shore, 10 Elm St. Danvers, MA 01923 or Temple Adath Yeshurun, 450 Kimber Rd., Syracuse, NY 13224 Birnbaum funeral service, inc.
Published in the Syracuse Post Standard on July 24, 2005
Burial Location
Dr. Edward I Cohen DDS Veteran 
Born 1912 in Utica, NY
Died 10/22/1996 in Boston, MA