Marvin Bertram Cohen, born Oct. 26, 1934, in Macon, peacefully passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 30, 2017.
The loving husband of 60 years to Sandra Cohen and father to their daughter, Lori Cohen Sobel (Stuart), and son, Kent Isaac Cohen (Lisa), “Pops” was the best grandfather to Emilie Sobel, Noah Sobel, Miles Cohen, Lindsey Cohen and Harris Cohen, attending and reveling in all the life events and accomplishments of his children and grandchildren.
Graduating cum laude from the University of Georgia in 1956, he maintained lifelong bonds with his AEPi fraternity brothers, for whom he served as master. He developed enduring friendships with hundreds of others, in and beyond Atlanta, whose lives were enriched by his love. For 50 years he was a 32nd-degree Scottish Rite Freemason. Serving as a navigator in the U.S. Air Force, he rose to the rank of captain. Doing his duty as a military paymaster, he reminded all of the time he missed a payday to be present at the birth of Lori. From the earliest times, his life was dedicated to family. His entire life was especially devoted to Sandy, as they enjoyed constant companionship, friends and travel and were always to be found dancing Wednesday nights at Johnny’s Hideaway. Through his constant involvement and attention, he taught his family to love, to honor and to care for one another. He leaves as his legacy that family, bound to one another by his unconditional love.
Sign the online guestbook at www.edressler.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society. The funeral will take place Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 10:30 a.m. at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.