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Alan J.  Cohen
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Dear Marcia, Jeremy and Family,

So sorry to hear of the passing of Alan. Such a great guy and a great neighbor to Clara, Joe, and Edie Rothman on Wightman Street!!

Bob/Gail Clark
Columbus, Ohio


Posted by: Bob/Gail Clark - Columbus, OH - Friend   Jan 24, 2021

So sorry for you loss, Marcia.
Alan was such a pleasure to be around. I mean the kind of person who made people smile and laugh just being around him. He definitely brought the sunshine. I'll miss seeing him.


Posted by: Kristi Tarrant - Wheeling, WV - Acquaintance   Jan 23, 2021

I was fortunate to have Mr. Cohen in 1973-74 for Sociology of Asia class...what and amazing teacher! Plus, he gave me the recipe for Devonshires which I still enjoy!
My deepest sympathy.


Posted by: Debbie Burton - Harrisburg, PA - Student   Jan 18, 2021

Alan was a nice person that I knew from the gym for years. Great traveler and always funny and polite
Will miss him. Condolences to the entire family


Posted by: Edward Schwarrz Schwarrz - Pittsburgh, PA - Friend   Jan 17, 2021

Condolences to the Cohen family. I was Mr. Cohen's student at Allderdice in 2000-2001. I loved the Newscasts that we did every Friday, when a group of students would deliver the news of the week. Most of all, I loved Morning Detention, which Mr. Cohen assigned me often for being tardy. I realize Mr. Cohen did not mean for it to be fun, but I enjoyed the opportunity to grill his student teacher all about what student teaching and college were like. Now, I am a teacher myself. Lots of gratitude and best wishes for your family.


Posted by: Meredith Levine - New York, NY - Student   Jan 17, 2021

The Cohen family is in my prayers.


Posted by: Sharon. Denne Beal - Elizabeth, PA - Teacher   Jan 16, 2021

Mr Cohen was a great teacher and role model.


Posted by: Sharon Beal - Elizabeth, PA - Teacher   Jan 16, 2021

Deepest Sympathy
Eloise Teichart Hornyak / Class of 75


Posted by: Eloise Teichart Hornyak - Duquesne, PA - Student   Jan 16, 2021

I'm saddened to hear we lost Mr Cohen... was one of the cool teachers in Duquesne Senior High School. I graduated in 75' and so remember his block of teachers. Every morning he, and his buds, including Ohler,and Proksa would happily greet all students. The young teachers at that time breaking through to a new way for educational journey. I wish I could've shared with him, his success in our lives. Travel safely with God Mr Cohen...knowing you did good for all of us ✝❤


Posted by: Diane A Fedor Fedor - South Park, PA - Student   Jan 16, 2021

Sincere condolences to Marcia and the Cohen family. We enjoyed living several houses down the street and close friends with beautiful memories. Allen was a wonderful such an amazing personality and a heart of gold. He has left amazing memories and had such a great way of making everyone feel important. He would always make you feel like family.


Posted by: R. Kathryn Campbell - Friend   Jan 16, 2021