Paul Cohen passed away April 25, 2019, at his home in Atlanta, spending his last days surrounded by his family and dear friends. Paul was born July 16, 1938, in London, England, the son of the late Leah and Isaac Cohen. He was the oldest of two siblings.
Paul served in the Royal Navy for two years, prior to marrying Barbara Juana Kaiser-Blueth Jan. 10, 1964. He graduated from the Harper Adams Agricultural College in London in 1965 and then moved to Lima, Peru, in the same year, where he began his life long career in the field of poultry production, mainly concentrating on breeding.
He worked more than 40 years for a group of companies that all ended up being acquired by Aviagen, the industry leader in poultry genetics. Soon after, he was offered a job by Arbor Acres and moved to Valencia, Venezuela, then to Caracas, finally ending up in Atlanta, and commuting to Gainesville.
Paul was one of the first pioneers in South America poultry genetics, producing the parent stock of poultry, which ends up being grown for human consumption. After many years of managing the breeding farms, he spent most of his career as an international sales manager, covering the territories of South and Latin America, as well as the Caribbean.
He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Marcel and Jennifer Cohen and Simon and Esther Cohen of Atlanta, and Isaac and Susan Cohen of Golden, Colo.; grandchildren, Ariana, Sophia, Annalie, Alexander, and Jack Cohen of Atlanta, and Maya and Pearl Cohen of Golden, Colo.; brother and sister-in-law, Jeffrey and Lynda Cohen of London; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Claudio and Suzy Kaiser-Blueth of Atlanta.
A service was held April 28, 2019, at Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, followed by burial at Arlington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the discretionary fund of Rabbi Yossi Lerman (Chabad Gwinnett). Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.