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Earl H. Cohen, 83, of New Castle passed away the evening of Feb. 9, 2018.
Born May 21, 1934, in Sewickley, he was the son of the late David and Idah Abel Cohen. He married Lynne Caplan Cohen on Aug. 3, 1958. She survives.
Mr. Cohen graduated from Ambridge High School and then enrolled in the Air National Guard. He furthered his education at Duquesne University, where he graduated with a teaching degree. Earl was employed as a seventh-grade Social Studies teacher at the New Castle Junior/Senior High School from 1958 to 1999.
As an educator, he touched many students lives and will be forever remembered for his dedication to their advancement in academics and life.
Earl enjoyed baseball, especially watching his favorite team, the Pittsburgh Pirates. He also loved going to Florida in the winter months.
Earl was the president of Tifereth Israel Synagogue and a member of the PSEA and B' Nai Brith. He was also a member of Temple Hadar Israel. What Earl cherished the most was spending time with his family.
Along with his wife, Earl is survived by a daughter, Debbie (Sheldon) Abrams of Holland, Pa.; a son, Mark (Kristen) Cohen of Flemington N.J.; a brother, Norbert (JoAnne) Cohen of Pittsburgh, Pa.; four grandchildren, Alexa and Justin Abrams and Daria and Brianna Cohen; and two nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Haven Convalescent Home for taking such good care of Earl.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle. A service will follow with the Rabbi Howie Stein officiating.
Burial will be at Tifereth Israel Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, Ohio 44406 or the donor's favorite charity.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.cunninghamfh.com.
Published on February 11, 2018
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