Victor Louis Cohen

86, DECATUR

Victor Louis Cohen, 86, of Decatur, Ga passed away peacefully on Fri., Apr. 25, . A native of Atlanta, GA, he was born in 1928 to Alegra and Louis Cohen, of blessed memory. Victor had a long and successful career, retiring from Heery International as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Heery in 1969, he worked for Lockheed Aircraft Corporation for 13 years, directing the special projects group responsible for all C-5 aircraft support facilities. He retired from the U.S. Army Reserve forces as a full Colonel, having served in the active duty forces during World War II, stationed in Germany. Victor graduated from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1952 and a Masters Degree in 1953, in Industrial Management. He was a member of the Ahavath Achim Synagogue and of Fulton Lodge #216, Free and Accepted Masons. Victor was a personable, respected, hard working, and caring man. He valued family above all else, and dedicated his life to his loved ones. He was selfless when it came to his children and sacrificed his retirement years to care for his injured son. He was also incredibly supportive of his grandchildren and particularly valued the time he spent with them during vacations on the beach. He was successful in his career and adept at accomplishing his goals. He was a friend to many and his engaging personality made being with him delightful. But most of all, he loved his wife, Matilda: those around him knew the love he had for her could never be matched. His dedication and love for her inspired those around him and will continue to inspire his children and grandchildren. Victor was preceded in death by his son, Albert. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Matilda; daughter, Joy Cohen (Michael Grieb); son, Louis (Darline); grandchildren: Carrie and Aaron Cohen, and Alegra, Alexandra, Harrison, Anastasia, Graham, and Autumn Grieb; great-grandchild, Gabriella; and sisters, Luna Levy and Sarah Diamond (Max). An online guestbook is available at www.edressler.com. Memorial donations may be made in honor of Victor Cohen to Shepherd Spinal Clinic, 2020 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.shepherd.org or the charity of one’s choice. Graveside services were held on Sun., Apr. 27,  at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs, with Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal officiating. Arrangements are by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.