Obituary: Matilda (Tillie) Cohen

Obituary: Matilda (Tillie) Cohen

Matilda (Tillie) Cohen, 88, died peacefully at home Feb. 15, 2020

Matilda (Tillie) Cohen, 88, died peacefully at home Feb. 15, 2020, in the arms of her family. She was born in Atlanta April 8, 1931, to Sarah and Abraham Romano, of blessed memory, and she and her brother Victor Romano have called Atlanta home all their lives.
She was widely known for her intelligence and sharpness of mind and was one of the best businesswomen in Atlanta, singlehandedly running a Florida vacation condominium rental business. She was known as Ms. Tillie to her customers, and her business thrived due to return customers who trusted her personal care, friendliness, concern and dedication. She was a friend to many, and her warm and caring personality, sense of humor and sharp wit made being with her delightful and fun. She had amazing insight into life and people. Everyone who knew Tillie admired her great courage and strength.
She died from complications of breast cancer after her strength, tenacity and bravery allowed her to survive it for many precious years.
Being with loved ones brought Tillie the greatest happiness. She was the matriarch of her family, deriving great joy and delight from the lives of her family, which extended much beyond relatives.
Tillie was revered for her strength and selflessness when it came to her family, devoting 14 years to care for her beloved son, Albert, and afterwards her much loved husband, Victor, who had both suffered traumatic injuries.
She valued family above all else, and dedicated her life to her loved ones, which included her husband of 64 years, Victor Cohen, and son, Albert Cohen of blessed memory.
Survivors include her son Louis (Darline) Cohen; daughter, Joy (Michael Grieb) Cohen; eight grandchildren Carrie (Ryan) Duncan, Aaron Cohen, and Alegra, Alexandra, Harrison, Anastasia, Graham, and Autumn Grieb; and three great grandchildren Gabriella Kamler, and Cohen and Hunter Duncan.
Her dedication and love for her family, friends and even strangers has always inspired those around her and will continue to inspire all that had the honor of having her in their lives. She will be greatly missed by her family and extended family, including her nieces and nephews and many cousins.
Memorial donations may be made in honor of Tillie Cohen to Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Shepherd Center or the charity of your choice. Graveside services were held Feb. 17, 2020, at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs, with Rabbi Neil Sandler officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999. An online guestbook is available at

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