Sidney Cojac, born November 1913 in Harlem, N.Y., son of Rose and Harry, brother to three sisters and three brothers, husband to Elaine Jacobus Cojac and Edith Zones Cojac, died on Thursday, March 17, 2016, in Atlanta.
At 23 years old he started his own printing business, COJAC Press, renamed Imperial Printing, in Astoria, N.Y., followed by a relocation to Garden City Park, N.Y., and Charlotte, N.C.
Sid was a founding member of Suburban Temple in Wantagh, N.Y. He was a member of Temple Beth El in Charlotte and Temple Beth Tikvah in Roswell. He was a frequent guest at Congregation Etz Chaim, Temple Emanu-El and Congregation Gesher L’Torah to join his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Sid was given the honorary name of “Mayor of Main Street” at the Marcus Jewish Community Center. He is famous for bringing pickleball to the Marcus JCC. The mayor of Dunwoody presented him with a key to the city on his 100th birthday.
Sid loved sports, as a spectator and participant. At 84 years old he became the national senior singles tennis Olympic gold medal champion. He claims his opponents never moved to get the ball.
Sid was respected for facilitating monthly current event groups at his Huntcliff independent residence.
Sid had a true zest for life. Up until his last breath he was current on the events of the day. He leaves a legacy of “always looking forward” to his daughter, Roni Cojac Mintz (Alan); his son, Stuart Cojac (Lynne); and grandchildren Margot, Andrew, Amy and Jaime and their spouses, Greg, Leslie and Marc. A bonus in life: great-grandchildren Eli, Ryan, Mori, Ayla, Jason and Ethan.
There are people who will miss Sid for his wisdom, quick wit and spark. However, those who call him Dad, Grandpa or Great-Grandpa will cherish his love and life forever.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to MJCCA/Mature Adult Programs, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338, or Temple Beth El/Cojac Mintz Summer Camp Fund for Children, 5101 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28220.