Marion W. Cohen

Published 12:19pm Monday, November 25, 2013

Marion Wender Cohen was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 12, 1922. She was the second of three daughters born to Rae and Samuel Wender. Following graduation from Girls’ High School in Atlanta, she attended the University of Illinois. She returned to Atlanta where she worked until she met her husband, Oscar Cohen, from Alexander City, Alabama. The two met when two separate blind dates were arranged for them to meet each other during the same week. Their marriage was meant to be.

Marion and Oscar were married in 1951 and shared 62 devoted years together in Alexander City. She was a kind, gentle woman who was thoughtful, attentive, and generous to her friends and family. Marion had a lovely, quiet way of helping others without expecting recognition. She was a wonderful role model for her family.

Marion died peacefully at home on Sunday, November 24, in Alexander City. She was preceded in death by her precious son, Gary Marshall Cohen, who died at the age of 15 and her sisters Patricia Rabushka and Eleanor Feinberg. She is survived by her husband, Oscar Cohen, and her daughter and son-in-law, Faye and Robert Levin of Birmingham. She also will be lovingly missed by her grandchildren Gary and Rachel Levin of New York City, Andrew and Alexandra Levin of Atlanta, and Matthew Levin of Providence, Rhode Island. She is also survived by her sweet great-granddaughter Hannah Levin of New York.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, November 26 at Temple Emanu-El, 2100 Highland Avenue, Birmingham, Alabama, with burial to follow at Elmwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Marion’s memory can be made to the Grafman Endowment Fund of Temple Emanu-El (2100 Highland Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35205) or the charity of your choice.

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