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Geraldine H. Cohen
Date of Funeral:
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Time of Funeral:
11 am
Funeral Location:
Beth El Congregation
8101 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21208
Shiva Details:
on Thursday immediately following interment with a service at 6:45pm.
Contributions in her memory may be made to:

Gilchrist Hospice Care
11311 McCormick Road
Suite 350
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
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The Soul Center
Beth El Congregation
8101 Park Heights Avenue
Pikesville, MD 21208
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The Family of Geraldine H. Cohen
Apr 25, 2018 7:46 PM

We welcome you to share your memories with us and with those who visit here.

North Oaks Retirement Community
Jan 2, 2018 10:53 AM

On behalf of the North Oaks community, we express our sincere condolences on the passing of resident Geraldine Cohen.
We extend our sympathy to the entire family.

Anita Goldberg
Jan 2, 2018 11:05 AM

Gary and Charlene:
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Beth El Congregation
Jan 2, 2018 11:31 AM

The Officers, Board of Trustees and Staff of Beth El Congregation express a deep sense of loss on the passing of our member Geraldine H. Cohen, mother of our members Dr. Gary (Charlene) Cohen and Edy (Steve) Bondroff. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Cohen and Bondroff families during this time of loss. May Geraldine’s memory always be for a blessing.

Paula and Rick Freivogel and family
Jan 2, 2018 12:09 PM

Edy and Gary, I thank your mother, my Aunt Gerry, for the memories. She sang through her days and brought joy to all. She now joins Uncle Sydney, her siblings, parents and other loved ones. Paula, Rick and family.

Bonnie Lipman Levitt Scottsdale AZ
Jan 2, 2018 12:10 PM

Edy, So sorry to learn of your mom’s passing. Her patience and great smile welcomed so many of our generation to the best deli restaurant in Baltimore. May happy memories bring smiles to you and yours.

Joan Gould [Cancer Center Volunteer]
Jan 2, 2018 12:21 PM

Dr. Cohen and Family,
My deepest condolences on the loss of your loving mother, Geraldine. Although we are beyond the age of needing to be 'mothered', we never outgrow our need to have our mothers. May your fondest memories bring you solace now and through all your years to come.

Iris and Jeff Hauser
Jan 2, 2018 12:41 PM

So very sorry to hear - loved your mom-she was very special... Sending our love and thinking of all of you.

Nancy Seidman
Jan 2, 2018 01:28 PM

I am sending love and strength Edy. Your mom was a beautiful woman and you gave her at the end of her life everything she deserved - pure love and kindness.

Debbie Satisky, Stephen Handelman and family
Jan 2, 2018 01:35 PM

Sending our deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Geri. When we think of her, we will always remember her beautiful smile and her loving soul. We know she cared deeply for you all and that her loss is very overwhelming. We pray that beautiful memories comfort you at this very sad time. May her memory always be for a blessing.

Beverly Baylin
Jan 2, 2018 02:03 PM

Edy and Gary,As you know I loved your mother!I will never forget her sense of humor,and genuine kindness.We shared a lot of smiles. You have my deepest sympathies at this very sad time.

Bryna Roody
Jan 2, 2018 02:16 PM

There are never the right words to say when someone that was so loving and caring time on earth is over.Her beauty inside and out was something that so many people do not have. My daily phone calls were not just for her, but they were a comfort for me. It never mattered what we talked about the weather, the Orioles, or the fact that I was trying to fatten her up with the buns from Panera. The love of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were the joys of her life. I will miss this wonderful lady, but my memories of the time I spend with her will last forever. My love to you all and I hope your beautiful memories of her bring you comfort.

Sherry & David Bensky
Jan 2, 2018 02:24 PM

Edy, Steve, Mike, Morgan, Chase and Ryder,

Your Mom, MIL, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother will surely be missed by all who knew her. Her warmth, sense of humor and kindness were felt by everyone she knew. David and I are so sorry for your loss!

Karen and Harvey
Jan 2, 2018 03:30 PM

Dear Edy, Steve and family,
Harvey and I are so very sorry for your loss.We will always remember the wonderful times we all had dinner together, she was a pure delight to be with. Sending our love, and thinking of you at this most difficult time

Sherlynn Woolfson Matesky
Jan 2, 2018 03:42 PM

I am sadden to hear of the passing of my dear cousin Geraldine. She was a wonderful person full of life. I always enjoyed seeing her when in Florida and at home. She will be missed.

Marlene & Bruce Solomon
Jan 2, 2018 03:49 PM

Dear Edy & Family,

We are so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. You were very devoted to her and she knew it, too. May your fond memories of mom help you through this difficult time.

Sending healing prayers and love.

With deepest sympathy,

Marlene & Bruce Solomon :-(

Debbie & Marc Attman
Jan 2, 2018 04:59 PM

Edie We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom you were devoted daughter to her and she loved you and was so very proud of the mother and grandmother you became! Her beautiful smile will be missed but the wonderful memories you shared will be always with you!!

Steve Silber
Jan 2, 2018 05:05 PM

Gary,Edy & Family
I was saddened to learn of Gerry’s passing. What a wonderful person. Will never forget the Fri/Saturday nites eating at S & H, then hanging out back until 3AM, just hangin with the guys. You’re Mom always looked after us, like we were Family. Truly a wonderful woman. My thoughts & prayers go out to all of you.

Phyllis Ely
Jan 2, 2018 05:18 PM

I have known Gerry for most of my life and what I remember mostly is that wonderful smile she had for me and everyone else. My condolences to the family on the loss of a kind and special person.

Lari Satisky
Jan 2, 2018 06:08 PM

Edy ,Steve and family
Thinking of you and sending my sincere sympathy to you all on the passing of your beautiful mother Geri...She always had a sweet smile. Sending love and thinking of you. May her sweet memories be a blessing.

Steve Walder, Tucson
Jan 2, 2018 08:15 PM

So sorry to hear of Mom's passing. She was that special link to some wonderful memories.

Anne & Steve King
Jan 2, 2018 08:46 PM

Dear Gary and Edy, We are so very sorry for your loss. Edy, you were the most devoted daughter. We hope your wonderful memories will be a comfort to you through these difficult days.

Joyce and Barry Bondroff
Jan 2, 2018 09:24 PM

Edy, Steve and family, so very sorry to hear about your beloved Mom. Sending you all our love and big hugs.❤️❌⭕️❤️

Helene Walters
Jan 2, 2018 10:17 PM

So sorry for your loss.

Nancy and Marc Muser
Jan 2, 2018 10:36 PM

Edy and family,
So sorry for your loss. Hold on to all the good memories.

Dale and Norty Grossblatt
Jan 2, 2018 11:48 PM

Sending our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. We will forever remember how kind you were to my mother.
We hope the support of family and friends will help get you through this difficult time.

Arlene Stein Boynton Beach, Florida
Jan 3, 2018 06:05 AM

Edy and Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I hope your wonderful memories will help you at this time. I love the picture you chose, I remember her always with that smile. My prayers are with you.

Merle Caplan
Jan 3, 2018 06:09 AM

Edy and Gary and family.
So sorry for your loss. Geraldine was such a delight to be around. I miss our Mah Jongg games with her. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Deb and Mike Shavitz
Jan 3, 2018 07:41 AM

Edy and Steve, we are so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful mom. May her memories be a blessing for you always.

Janice and Jeffrey Dansicker
Jan 3, 2018 07:42 AM

So deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Thinking of you and your family at this most difficult time.

Rhona John Sober
Jan 3, 2018 08:13 AM

The world has lost a beautiful, kind, and loving lady. Gerry will be missed by all who knew her. May you find comfort in your many happy memories and knowing that she is now with her sisters, brother and parents. Edy, also know that she appreciated the love and care you gave her.

Eileen Baylin and Family
Jan 3, 2018 08:38 AM

Edy, Gary and Families, so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. Aunt Gerry was always so kind and funny. She will now be singing “pennies from heaven” with the Family Circle again. She will be sorely miss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Roz Kurman
Jan 3, 2018 09:05 AM

Dear Edy & Family- so sorry for your loss. May her memory be a blessing for you.

Michael and Tsipi Renbaum
Jan 3, 2018 09:27 AM

Dear Edy and Gary, very sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing. Lots of memories of your parents and entire family. May you know no more sorrow.
Michael and Tsipi

Ruth Strauss Stahl
Jan 3, 2018 09:47 AM

Edy & Gary, so sorry to hear about your mom. I will always remember “Aunt Gerry” & her smile.

Stan and Charlotte Levin
Jan 3, 2018 10:09 AM

Edy and Steve, Gary and Charlene
We are so sorry for the loss of my dear cousin. Having been the ring bearer at her wedding, you can just imagine the wonderful memories our families shared. We saw her recently and she was happy and content always with her wonderful smile. May she rest among the Rightgeous.

Judi and Howard Snyder
Jan 3, 2018 10:23 AM

Your mom was blessed to have such a loving and devoted daughter. My thoughts are with you at this sad time. May your mom's memory always be for a blessing.

Janis Kramer (Leventon)
Jan 3, 2018 11:11 AM

Dear Edy, I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother. My thoughts are with you.

Marlene and Arnie Honkofsky
Jan 3, 2018 11:27 AM

Gary and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Please accept our sincere condolences .

Marilyn and Alfred Rosenstein
Jan 3, 2018 11:33 AM

Gary and Charlene:
We are sorry for your loss and want to express our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Mindy and Michael Per
Jan 3, 2018 11:37 AM

Gary and Charlene, our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Seth & Jessica Bondroff
Jan 3, 2018 11:43 AM

So sorry for your loss. She was always so sweet to me, and loved her passion for the Orioles!

Joyce Paul
Jan 3, 2018 12:53 PM

So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. My thoughts and prays are with you at this time.

C. Ford
Jan 3, 2018 02:29 PM

May the God of comfort grant the family peace at this sad time. So sorry for the loss of Mrs. Cohen. One day soon God will swallow up death forever.

Paula and Paul Hollinger—Sarasota
Jan 3, 2018 03:30 PM

So sorry to hear of your Moms and Grandmoms passing. She was a very sweet and welcoming lady

Ellen and Hal Mendelson
Jan 3, 2018 04:27 PM

Dear Gary and Charlene,
Hal and I were so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. Our thoughts are with you at this time

Sharon Silverman
Jan 3, 2018 05:24 PM

To Edy, Gary, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Gerry. She was an amazing and loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. She lit up a room when she came in. Always smiling and always a good word for everyone. She will be missed. Hugs to all of you.

Rona Karmiol,Marsha Alvarezand the Fruchtbaum family
Jan 3, 2018 08:35 PM

Dr. Cohen-Deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother.Remember all the good times you shared. Miss your care and compassion to our family.

Leslie Papel
Jan 3, 2018 09:25 PM

To the Cohen family,
I am sorry to hear of your loss. Mrs. Cohen was a lovely woman who always came to see me with a smile and kind word. May your memories bring you comfort at this sad time.

Leslie Walters
Jan 4, 2018 09:31 AM

Dear Eddy, Sorry to learn of your moms passing. May your happy memories of good times help you at this difficult time.

Robin Cushner
Jan 4, 2018 10:16 AM

DEar Edy and Family, Although I've known your parents over the years because of my mother, I had the pleasure of getting better acquainted when I worked for S&H while in culinary school. So much love was exuded for the family and community! More recently, I've seen a caring and loving daughter who, endlessly, devoted herself to making life the best it could be for her mother. May Gerry rest in peace with her beloved husband and son. Edy, be assured you were a wonderful daughter, and I hope you can nurture yourself at this challenging time. Sorry I cannot attend the funeral but am sending you hugs-

Bonnie and Stan Wasserman
Jan 4, 2018 06:01 PM

Dear Edy,

So sad to learn about the passing of your beloved mother. We know how much she was adored and are hoping beautiful memories of her life offer you comfort during this difficult time of sorrow.

Carol & Marshall Asher
Jan 4, 2018 08:48 PM

Sorry for your loss.

Lou and Paula Reisig Berger
Jan 4, 2018 10:02 PM

Thinking of you and your family.

The Asher Family
Jan 4, 2018 10:57 PM

To the Cohen Family
With our deepest sympathy on your loss- thinking of all of you
Myron and Ellen/zlotowitz Asher

Wendie and Keith Berenson
Jan 5, 2018 08:25 AM

So sorry for your loss, thinking of you at this difficult time

Sue and Mel Bazensky
Jan 5, 2018 09:16 AM

Dear Edy, Steve, and family,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please know you are in our thoughts. Sending you our sincerest condolences.

Fraeda and Elliot Lewis
Jan 5, 2018 09:19 AM

Edy: So sorry for your loss. I will always remember your mother's beautiful smile as she navigated around North Oaks. My mother loved playing mah jongg with her. Elliot always talks about how his father moved your father along to marry your mother. I know she will be missed

Sherry & Barry Kaufman
Jan 5, 2018 09:27 AM

Edy - We had no idea that you lost your mom. We send our condolences and love.

Joanne Fox Sharoky
Jan 5, 2018 05:03 PM

Edie and family, I’m very sorry for your loss and may your Mom Rest In Peace.

Steve Hecht, Grapeview, WA
Jan 5, 2018 10:26 PM

Gary and Charlene,
Michele and I send you our deepest sympathy. Sorry we couldn't be there, but our hearts are with you.

Shirley and Murph (Marvin) Grodnitzky Florida
Jan 6, 2018 04:02 PM

Dear Gary and family;
Murph and I are so sorry to learn of your mom's passing. She was a sweet, kind and caring lady with a beautiful smile. We always enjoyed talking to your parents in the deli. Murph has wonderful memories with the Grodnitzky and the Cohen families from Baltimore St. May the love of family and friends help you through this difficult time.


Geraldine H. Cohen

On January 1, 2018, Geraldine H. Cohen (nee Baylin); beloved wife of the late Sydney M. Cohen; loving mother of Dr. Gary (Charlene) Cohen and Edy (Steve) Bondroff and the late Martin Cohen; devoted sister of the late George Baylin, Marian Price and Minnie Frankel; devoted daughter of the late Max and Sarah Baylin; loving grandmother of Sara (Joel) Fidler, Beth (Chris) Kojima, Max (Rath) Cohen, Michael (Morgan) Bondroff, Brian (Dara) Harris and Michelle (Steve) Thompson; adored great grandmother of thirteen.

Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane on Thursday, January 4, at 11 am. Interment Beth El Memorial Park - Randallstown.

Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to Gilchrist Hospice Care, 11311 McCormick Road, Suite 350, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 or The Soul Center, Beth El Congregation, 8101 Park Heights Avenue, Pikesville, MD 21208.

In mourning at Beth El Congregation, 8101 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21208.

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