Obituary: Irvin Cohen

Obituary: Irvin Cohen

The North Carolina native and South Carolina resident was a Navy veteran who sold women's clothing.

Irvin Marvin Cohen, 86, of Hilton Head, S.C., passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.

He was born Oct. 27, 1930, in Lincolnton, N.C., to Gussie and Saul Cohen, both of blessed memory. Irvin graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi. He graduated from Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I., and served as a naval officer for three years. He was in the ladies’ retail clothing business in Hickory, N.C. A lifelong Tar Heel, he was also an avid golfer, a sports enthusiast, a brilliant businessman, and a devoted father and grandfather.

Irvin is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Doris; three daughters, Faye Kahn (David), Gayle Podhouser (Randy) and Susan Grunwald (Scott); grandchildren Sydney, Bailey and Zoe Grunwald, Jessica, Taylor and Samantha Podhouser, and Michael and Andrew Kahn; and sisters Madolyn (Dr. Ralph Geldbart of blessed memory) and Sarah O’Koon (Chuck).

Sign the online guestbook at Graveside services were held Friday, Aug. 18, at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs with Rabbi Jordan Ottenstein and Cantorial Soloist Mike Zuspan officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ( or the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation ( Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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