Obituary: Stanley Cohen

Obituary: Stanley Cohen

The Atlanta native and former Temple Sinai president was a lawyer and financial adviser.

Stanley Burton Cohen, age 73, died Sunday, June 18, 2017, from complications of cancer.

Mr. Cohen is survived by his wife of 49 years, Shirley Lefko Cohen; children Angie and Shawn Janko and Todd and Ellen Cohen; and grandchildren Charlie, Katie and Jack Janko and Blake and Zanden Cohen. He was predeceased by a grandson, Zachary Raider Cohen of blessed memory. He also is survived by brothers Leon (Judy) Cohen and Ronnie (Judy) Cohen and sister-in-law Tanya (Ed) Rosenblatt.

Mr. Cohen was born and raised in Atlanta, the youngest son of Louis and Sarah Cohen of blessed memory. He attended Tulane University and received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Georgia State University and his doctorate of jurisprudence from Emory University School of Law. He held several professional designations and employment positions, including CPA, attorney, IRS agent, CLU, and securities, insurance and real estate licenses. He founded Advisory Services Ltd., a professional financial and investment advisory firm, in 1974 and served as president until his retirement in 1999. He was a past president of Temple Sinai.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Temple Sinai (The Cohen Endowment Fund), 5645 Dupree Drive, Atlanta, GA 30327, Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, at Temple Sinai with burial to follow at Arlington Memorial Park. Rabbi Ron Segal of Temple Sinai will officiate. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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