Stephen Richard Cohen, son of the late Jacob B and Evelyn Roth Cohen, passed away after a short illness on January 25th, 2022. He was 81 years old. His battle with several medical issues in recent years proved his bravery and his ability to face everyday life challenges with a smile.
He is survived by his wife of more than 30 years, Florence Virginia Cohen (Ginnie), his four children, Howard Cohen of Los Angeles, California; Martin Cohen of Laconia, New Hampshire; Lauren Rodgers (Mike) of McLean, Virginia; Sharon Bridges (Chad) of Cumming, Georgia; and his four grandchildren Olivia, Kinsley, Grayson, and Ella. Steve is also survived by his brothers Malcolm Cohen of Andover, Massachusetts, and Gary Cohen (Janet) of Calabash, North Carolina, as well as his three nieces, Lisa Cohen, Jodi Sheer and Nancy Truett. In addition, he is survived by his stepchildren, Craig White (Kim), Kenneth White (Susan), and the late Keith White. Steve was also fortunate to be surrounded by a close group of friends who enriched the quality of his life, both in sickness and in health.
Steve grew up living half the year in Miami and half in Boston, as he and his father and two brothers raised and raced greyhounds. He served in the Air Force, had a successful career in sales, and thoroughly enjoyed a round of golf or two. His favorite past-times were watching football and cheering on the Atlanta Braves. Steve also knew his way around the kitchen. He loved to cook and be in the kitchen making food for Ginnie and his loved ones.
Steve's all-time greatest passion was spending time with his family. He was a devoted husband to Ginnie, a proud Daddy to his two sons and twin girls, and a loving Papa to his four grandchildren. He and Ginnie were always happy to make the hour and a half drive to Cumming to see Sharon and her family. We all joked that he would fall asleep on the couch within 5 minutes, but it was the fact that he would continually make the effort to be there, and cherish any and every opportunity he had to be with his grandbabies. Steve and Ginnie also traveled to Vienna, Austria, in 2017 to visit his daughter, Lauren and her family overseas, and more recently, even made the trip to Virginia to be there for the birth of his youngest grandchild, Ella. Steve, along with his four children, are incredibly thankful for Ginnie’s sons, and their families, for their help, care, and love.
More than anything, we want to remember Steve and Ginnie, together, spending quality time in their home in Peachtree City. This is where Steve was in his element – where you could find him working the grill, making food for everyone, watching sports from his favorite chair, planting and caring for his vegetables in his garden, and golf carting Scooter around the neighborhood.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Humane Society in Steve's name. He had a love for dogs, and especially his faithful four-legged companion Scooter.
A service to celebrate his life will be conducted Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 11:30a, Lakeside Funeral Home Chapel, 121 Claremore Drive, Woodstock, GA 30188. A private burial with Air Force military honors will be conducted at Georgia National Cemetery.
Scott Huskins Funeral & Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements | scotthuskins.com | 678.771.5566
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