/SPECIAL FOR THE AJT/ Lillian Cohen
Lillian A. Cohen “Lil”, 97, of Atlanta, passed away Fri., Feb. 14, 2014, one month short of her 98th birthday. Born March 11, 1916 in Chelsea, MA, the daughter of Lena Krentzman Sandler and Sarah and Samuel Sandler, Lil was preceded in death by her beloved 19-year-old daughter, Cynthia E. Cohen; her husband of 62 years, Myer (Mike) Cohen; her son-in-law, William A. (Bill) Schwartz; her brother, Albert J. Sandler; and two sisters, Beatrice Kagan and Lana Freeman. She is survived by her daughter, Marlene J. Schwartz; her grandchildren: Jonathan Schwartz (Merav), Cynthia Hopkins (Jeff), and Michael Schwartz (Paige); her great-grandchildren: Zoe and Anna Schwartz; Jared, Will and Scott Hopkins, and Logan Schwartz, all of Atlanta; her sister, Roz Goldberg of Newton, Mass.; and numerous nieces and nephews. A child of the Depression, Lil worked in various secretarial positions and ultimately came into her own as the assistant to the Administrator of Chelsea Memorial Hospital. She was voracious reader and knitter, as well as a dedicated Bridge and Mah-jongg player. Lil was a true “lady” with a loving and winning way. Everyone loved her because she was so unbelievable sweet, positive, and exceptionally caring. Lil was truly beautiful, both inside and out, and always fun to be with. She will be dearly missed. The family appreciates the loving care that Lil received from her caregivers, Hattie Marcel and Martina Glover, as well as from the staff of the William Breman Jewish Home. An online guestbook is available at www.edressler.com. Contributions in memory of Lil can be made to Temple Sinai, 5645 Dupree Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30327, www.templesinaiatlanta.org; The William Breman Jewish Home, 3150 Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30327, www.wbjh.org; or to a charity of one’s choice. Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Sun., Feb. 16 at Temple Sinai, 5645 Dupree Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30327, with Rabbi Ron Segal officiating. Burial took place in Boston, Mass. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, (770) 451-4999.