Leon Shelton Cohen passed away Aug. 1, 2020. Born Nov. 7, 1934, he was a proud native Atlantan for 85 years. He was the son of Louis and Sarah Raider Cohen and brother of Stanley Cohen, all of blessed memory. He graduated Grady High School and the University of Georgia, where he was a member and officer of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity. Leon served in the U.S .Air Force as a radar and missile controller, rising to the rank of captain. He entered the business world, owning his own company until health issues forced his early retirement in 1997.
He is survived by his wife Judy; sons Brad (Jackie) and Michael (Lisa) Cohen of Atlanta; daughter Debbie (Marc) Andres of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren Jared (Ally), Reid and Matthew Cohen, Kyle and Ryan Cohen, Louis, Miles and Elise Andres; brother Ronald (Judy) Cohen; sister-in-law Shirley Cohen; Judy’s children and grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A private graveside service was held at Arlington Memorial Park Aug. 3.
Contributions in Leon’s memory may be made to the Stanley and Shirley Cohen Building and Grounds Fund or the Ronald and Judy Cohen Facility Improvement Fund at Temple Sinai, 5645 Dupree Drive, Atlanta, Ga. 30329, www.templesinaiatlanta.org/.