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Alan J.  Cohen
  • Contributions may be made to Hillman Cancer Institute, 5115 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 for sarcoma research.

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“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...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Debbie Burton - Harrisburg, PA

“Alan was a nice person that I knew from the gym for years. Great traveler and always funny and politeWill miss him. Condolences to the entire family ”
2 of 22 | Posted by: Edward Schwarrz Schwarrz - PA

“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...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Meredith Levine - New York, NY

“The Cohen family is in my prayers. ”
4 of 22 | Posted by: Sharon. Denne Beal - Elizabeth, PA

“Mr Cohen was a great teacher and role model. ”
5 of 22 | Posted by: Sharon Beal - Elizabeth, PA

“Deepest Sympathy Eloise Teichart Hornyak / Class of 75 ”
6 of 22 | Posted by: Eloise Teichart Hornyak - PA

“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...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Diane A Fedor Fedor - South Park, PA

“Sincere condolences to Marcia and the Cohen family. We enjoyed living several houses down the street and close friends with beautiful memories. Allen...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: R. Kathryn Campbell - Friend

“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...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Patty Caito-Psioda - Pittsburgh, PA

“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...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Shelley Most - Warrington, PA

“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...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Wendi Randall - PITTSBURGH, PA

“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...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Jay Levy - BRADENTON, FL

“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...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: George Dorfman - Boston, MA

“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...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Ilene Cohen-Leefer - PA - Friend

“Uncle Alan was always there for daughters' triumphs - recitals, breakfast with someone special, birthdays and holidays. His laughter is what we will...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Carol Rossetti - Pittsburgh, PA

“In loving memory of a good man. May he rest in peace. Amen ”
16 of 22 | Posted by: Patricia Verba - Pittsburgh, PA

“Dear Marcia and Family,So sad to hear this news. Alan was a true mensch. May his name always be for a blessing ”
17 of 22 | Posted by: Harold Marcus - Bala Cynwyd, PA

“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...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Lori Achtzehn - White Oak, PA

“I am sending my deepest sympathy on the passing of Alan. What a special man. ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: Eileen Stein - Pittsburgh, PA

“Mr Cohen was my teacher I believe in 1979 at Duquesne Senior High School. What a nice, kind human he was. ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: Melissa Ramsey - West Mifflin, PA

“It was such a pleasure to know Alan during these past few years. He was such an inspirational person. Loved his sense of humor. He will be missed! ”
21 of 22 | Posted by: Charlie and Piligain - Melbourne, FL

“Marcia i was so sad to see this i would ask about you two at bingo all the time I will keep you in my prayers i missed hearing about those great...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Kathy Lloyd - PITTSBURGH, PA


Age 73, of Mount Lebanon, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Beloved husband of 48 years to Marcia (Silver) Cohen. Loving father of Jeremy (Rebecca) Cohen. Cherished Papa of Isla and Kennedy Cohen. Beloved brother of Ivan (Rhelda) Cohen. Cherished uncle of Ross Cohen, Jason, Alex, and Matthew Silver, and the late Glenn Cohen. Beloved brother-in-law of Dr. Rick (Paulette) Silver. Alan was a high school educator whose career spanned 35 years with Duquesne School District and Pittsburgh Public Schools. He was an avid global traveler, having completed 38 cruises with his wife Marcia, visiting all the places he taught about in world history. He loved his family and physical activities, especially Zumba and spinning. He was a fixture at Bally's/LA Fitness for many years. He had a terrific sense of humor and lived life to its fullest. Many of his former students throughout Pittsburgh would stop him to tell him how important he was to them. He had a passion for waxing and polishing his cars, no matter the weather. The family would like to thank Dr. Paul Gardner, Dr. Carl Snyderman, and Dr. Melissa Burgess for the excellent care they provided Alan. Contributions may be made to Hillman Cancer Institute, 5115 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 for sarcoma research. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a Celebration of Alan's Life will be held at a later date. Private Graveside Services entrusted to WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, Scott Twp. (412-563-2800). www.slaterfuneral.com