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Alan J.  Cohen
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Oh Marcia,
I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet husband. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending hugs and love!
Patty Caito-Psioda


Posted by: Patty Caito-Psioda - Pittsburgh, PA - Coworker   Jan 16, 2021

My deepest condolences to you Marcia and Jeremy. I will always remember the many years we spent together when I was in Pittsburgh. May Alan's memory be a blessing.


Posted by: Shelley Most - Warrington, PA - Friend   Jan 15, 2021

Alan was such a wonderful human being. He was my birthday twin. I will miss our goofy conversations about needing a passport to come see me in the North Hills. My his memory be a blessing.


Posted by: Wendi Randall - PITTSBURGH, PA - Friend   Jan 15, 2021

I shared many good times and have fond memories of my friend and neighbor. We played golf many times in those early years in Lebo. My children grew up with Jeremy and we all spent time together. Alan had a great sense of humor and was a good friend. I am sad to say we lost touch in later years but the memories will not fade of those early days on Driftwood Drive. He surely will be missed by all.
My deepest sympathies to Marcia and the family.


Posted by: Jay Levy - BRADENTON, FL   Jan 15, 2021

I had Mr. Cohen for World History in 2004-2005. His innovative teaching style was original, encouraged learning, and always was appreciated by us a rather tough accomplishment for high school students.

I'll always remember how kind and intelligent and helpful he was, and how much he truly cared about his students.

My sincere condolences to his family and friends.


Posted by: George Dorfman - Boston, MA - Student   Jan 15, 2021

You don't know us, Marcia, but my husband, Ed, and I were long time gym friends of Alan's. It was with EXTREME sadness that we learned of his death.

I first met Alan at "Bally's" in the late 80s or sometime in the 90s, I believe. There were a group of "regulars" who were friendly. Alan and I quickly learned that we had mutual friends -well, actually, the Paranskys are first cousins as well as friends- and we knew of the

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Posted by: Ilene Cohen-Leefer - Upper St. Clair, PA - Friend   Jan 15, 2021

Uncle Alan was always there for daughters' triumphs - recitals, breakfast with someone special, birthdays and holidays. His laughter is what we will remember the most along with his great stories. Our daughters remember fondly Alan fixing their bikes, shooting hoops, chalking in the driveway and always ready with a warm hug. Will miss him terribly.


Posted by: Carol Rossetti - Pittsburgh, PA - Neighbor   Jan 15, 2021

In loving memory of a good man. May he rest in peace. Amen


Posted by: Patricia Verba - Pittsburgh, PA - friend   Jan 15, 2021

Dear Marcia and Family,
So sad to hear this news. Alan was a true mensch. May his name always be for a blessing


Posted by: Harold Marcus - Bala Cynwyd, PA - friend   Jan 15, 2021

My heart is broken. I am shocked and saddened to hear of Alan's passing. My teacher at Duquesne Senior High School from 1972-1976 and my dear friend for an additional 45 years. I have enjoyed the close relationship that I had with the Cohen family over the years. My heartfelt and deepest sympathies to Marcia, Jeremy, Rebecca, Isla, Kennedy and the entire family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Alan! You will be sorely missed and remembered with much love.


Posted by: Lori Achtzehn - White Oak, PA - Family Friend   Jan 15, 2021