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Jerome Saul Cohen
Date of Funeral:
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Time of Funeral:
11 am
Funeral Location:
Beth El Congregation
8101 Park Heights Avenue
Pikesville, MD 21208
Shiva Details:
immediately following interment
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The Family of Jerome Saul Cohen
May 20, 2018 6:05 AM

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Joel Simon
Feb 11, 2018 03:13 PM

Like thousands, I was one of Jerry's students (Milford Mill '79). He was a wonderful teacher who taught me Math and coached our It's Academic Team. May his memory be a blessing

Arnold Potler
Feb 11, 2018 04:15 PM

I taught with Jerry and every time we met for over 30 years Jerry always had a great story to share about students that we both taught. Jerry, always with a smile and a twinkle in his eye -and a detailed funny story.He will be sorely missed by so many friends and former students as he was a real friend to many.

Karen Kantor Egorin-Yaker
Feb 11, 2018 04:53 PM

I was one of his students and then his sub at Towson teaching "Math in the Elementary School" for a while. He was kind and a great communicator for his students..and the tennis coach,too. He loved teaching.

David Buchoff
Feb 11, 2018 05:00 PM

I have known Jerry for the past 8 years as a colleague in the Math Department at Towson University. He loved every day that he taught and he treated his students as if they were his children. Jerry always had a kind word for anyone he met. The world is a better place for having Jerry Cohen in it.

Bonnie Weinstein
Feb 11, 2018 05:23 PM

Saddened by Mr. Cohen’s passing. He was my homeroom as well as my math teacher and was one of the kindest people I knew. Rest in peace Mr. Pay saddened by Mr. Cohen‘s passing. He was my homeroom as well as my math teacher and was one of the kindest people I knew. Rest in peace Mr. Cohen

Lynn Rosen- Stone
Feb 11, 2018 05:43 PM

Jerry was an incredible person. He was amazing in his ability to make everyone feel important. He remembered every student no matter what year he taught them and his determination to make his students understand and actually enjoy math was remarkable. He touched so many lives with his kindness and caring ways. Having experienced his math class at Milford Mill many years later I made sure my daughter experienced the special magic of Jerry Cohen when she too had him as her math professor in college. We are two lucky gals to have had this angel on earth touch our lives. You will be tremendously missed dearly by so many .

Harold Lowenthal, Boynton Beach, Florida
Feb 11, 2018 05:52 PM

I remember Jerome Cohen very well from my days as a student at Milford Mill High School. It was an honor to know this gentleman and scholar. He was an excellent math teacher and even a better human being. I am a graduate of the Milford Mill Class of 1981.

Saeed Ghahramani
Feb 11, 2018 05:58 PM

I loved Jerome! We were colleagues and friends for over 30 years. He was a very conscientious, caring, reliable man. A man of honor and integrity with an unbelievable sense of humor. What a loss! I am devastated. Last I saw him was at Ohoe Kim's retirement party. He was one of the best educators we had in Math Education. He will remain in my heart forever.
Saeed Ghahramani from Massachusetts

Ron Sollod
Feb 11, 2018 06:04 PM

Mr. Cohen was a great math teacher and mentor. He was one of my class sponsors. He always was there for support. RIP.

Jeannette Katzen
Feb 11, 2018 06:05 PM

I've known Jerry for over 50 years, always looked forward to seeing him at the MMHS class reunions since we were both teachers there.and at Towson U when we were both in the Mathematics Department. Such a kind and gentle man who always had time for a lunch, a snicker as we conversed over our mutual students. His stories were SO detailed... He was my teacher, then my colleague, but most of all, my friend. Rest in peace dear Jerry.

Ilene Dorn Pollack
Feb 11, 2018 06:07 PM

Mr. Cohen was a warm and wonderful person and a great teacher. Geometry was the only time I earned A s consistently in math. He always greeted every student with a smile. May his memory be a blessing.

Tim Doyle, Milford Mill '77
Feb 11, 2018 06:11 PM

I have great memories of Jerry Cohen as coach of the It's Academic team at Milford Mill, with the tryouts and the many practices at his home, and then the big night in front of the cameras. He was always so calm and had such a great sense of humor, and always made his students feel like doing their best for him.

Marilyn Shapiro
Feb 11, 2018 06:48 PM

In memory of Jerry Cohen,
May he rest in peace. What a good person. My sons were his students at Milford Mill H.S, he was their tennis coach as well as a friend of our family.
He was humble,kind and caring. As one of the others who sent in memorial tributes said..."the world is a better place for having Jerry Cohen in it".

Lynne (Tannenbaum) Braverman
Feb 11, 2018 06:54 PM

Many memories. Jerry was a wonderful teacher and man. It was great to see him at many reunions. Thoughts and prayers.

Richard Hackerman 1975
Feb 11, 2018 07:49 PM

Mr. Cohen was a great teacher and mentor, particularly for those of us on the Milford Mill High School Tennis Team. I am very saddened to learn of his passing.

Sandy (Freiman) and Howard Schapiro
Feb 11, 2018 08:15 PM

We are so sad to hear about the passing of Mr. Cohen. We both had him as a teacher at Milford. He was a wonderful teacher, a kind man, and he had a strong influence on us. We will never forget him.

Diane Wilen Lieberman
Feb 11, 2018 08:41 PM

A wonderful teacher and such a wonderful person. He made Math fun and interesting. I was so fortunate to have had him as a teacher.

Stephanie Sinar Bunoski
Feb 11, 2018 09:16 PM

My condolences to Mr.Cohen’s family. I had Mr. Cohen as my tennis coach and I’ll always remember his kind demeanor. He will be missed by many.

John Perna, Jr. "67
Feb 11, 2018 09:46 PM

Jerry was a wonderful,caring person as well as an awesome teacher and mentor. He was my class sponsor at MMHS and I used to see him often when I was a specialist in the BCPS central office. RIP my friend.

Dennis Wanken MMHS 68
Feb 11, 2018 09:47 PM

Although I did not have Mr. Cohen as my teacher at Milford Mill, I had several instances of interacting with him. He impressed me with quiet dignity and poise. As a teacher, he touched many students in a positive and meaningful manner. The world is certainly a better place due to his efforts. Thank you for helping so many with your gentle presence.

Howard Kaplon
Feb 11, 2018 09:48 PM

Jerry was a wonderful colleague at Towson University for a long time. He was a dedicated mathematics teacher, and clearly "loved" by his students. He always had a smile and a good story to tell. We will sorely miss him. May his family and friends be comforted by by the many great memories we all have of Jerry Cohen.

Laurie Rubin
Feb 11, 2018 11:43 PM

When I was an undergraduate, I struggled with a statistics course. Cousin Jerry worked with me and tutored me until I understood the concepts. Because of him, I aced the exams. Rest in peace Cousin Jerry.

Dave Abramovitz
Feb 12, 2018 05:38 AM

So very sad to hear of Jerry's passing. I remember him well as a student at Milford(class of 80) He was a nice and friendly person and was well liked by all of the students. Reading through these posts, he touched many people. Rest in peace Mr. Cohen

Lynne Sollod and family
Feb 12, 2018 06:08 AM

George, Fred and Suzy. So sorry for your loss! He was a wonderful cousin and friend!

Betty Goldberg Noble
Feb 12, 2018 07:05 AM

I am a graduate of MMHS 1963, Mr.Cohen was my math teacher, math was not one of my strengths, but he worked with me and was patient and kind. He is one of the teachers that I have very fond memories of. Rest in peace.

Ed Brager
Feb 12, 2018 07:19 AM

I remember Mr Cohen as a wonderful person. He was my math teacher for two years at Milford Mill in the 60's. May he RIP

Lisa and Larry Levey
Feb 12, 2018 07:33 AM

He started as Lisa's superb college math teacher, and became our weekly and beloved Shabbat guest; a loving presence at all of our family celebrations; our regular theater companion; a mentor, friend, guide and "grandpa by adoption" to each of our children ... with a remarkable and quirky sense of humor, keen intellect, unparalleled generosity, caring nature, inexhaustible memory, and optimistic spirit that combined to make him a role model for us and so, so many others. Jerry, we have achieved more, gone farther, and become better because of you, and you have earned a central place in our minds and our hearts. You will be missed beyond measure.

Barry Walters
Feb 12, 2018 07:50 AM

Sorry for your loss. May his memory be for a blessing.
Mr Cohen was one of my teachers many years ago at Milford Mill senior high.

Jeff Roth and Family
Feb 12, 2018 08:35 AM

As a kid, I recall cousin Jerry being an enthusiastic Baltimore Oriole fan and the family having that old library of sports memorabilia. He was an excellent story teller and kept everyone's attention. He is sorely missed.

Janet Klein
Feb 12, 2018 08:44 AM

Jerry was just he kindest, gentlest man I have ever known. I truly believe he was quietly instrumental in getting my daughter a full scholarship to TOWSON University because she never submitted an application. Today she is a highly successful woman and I’m positive it was all due to Jerry. RIP my old friend.

Rhona John Sober
Feb 12, 2018 08:44 AM

The world has lost another special educator. I was in his class and I was with him in Future Teachers of America at Milford. I saw him many times after graduation (65) and was always greeted with a warm smile. He will be sorely missed. Rest in peace Jerry.

Debbie Goldberg Lemmerman
Feb 12, 2018 09:04 AM

Mr Cohen was one of the kindest teachers at Milford Mill Senior High. Always available for his students. May his memory be for a blessing.

Feb 12, 2018 09:08 AM


Shelley Seff
Feb 12, 2018 09:14 AM

I was saddened to hear of the passing of this sweet gentle soul. I am a 1967 Milford Mill grad and had the privilege of seeing him at past class reunions. He exuded kindness. Rest In Peace.

Joe Cheslock (MMHS'72)
Feb 12, 2018 09:19 AM

I was one of the hundreds, if not thousands, who were privileged to have Mr. Cohen for a teacher. He was funny and interesting and exhibited a care and interest in his students. My late brother was also one of his students and Jerry asked me about him at my class reunion. May he bound up with G-d forever and may he rest in peace.

Barbara Weinstein
Feb 12, 2018 09:25 AM

Jerry was an adored math teacher for my class of ‘68 at Milford Mill HS. He was a caring, super teacher. I had seen him over the years after graduating, and we had illuminating,Fun conversations. May he rest in peace, and may his family and friends find comfort in the many wonderful memories.

Joel Pugatsky Venice FL
Feb 12, 2018 09:41 AM

Jerry was my camp counselor at Mildale in 1959 and also a teacher at Milford HS went I was there. Saw him at the reunions and showed him pics from camp days. Reminisced and enjoyed his company. He will be missed

John Grant
Feb 12, 2018 09:46 AM

I was honored to have Jerry as a colleague for many years. He was a wonderful teacher, a very kind and good man. He always had some nice words to say to me whenever I saw him. He was one of the few people I really missed seeing after I retired from teaching because he always brightened up my day. My condolences to the family.

Dr. Michael R. Miller
Feb 12, 2018 09:52 AM

This was a human being who was a pleasure to know and spend time with. An excellent educator with an open mind and heart. It is funny how one never forgets the positive influence some of our teachers had on us. Every one I know has an amusing Mr. Cohen story.

Judi, Randy, Taylor, Blake Jachman
Feb 12, 2018 09:57 AM

For the last 12 years, Mr. Cohen (yes we still call him Mr. Cohen even though he always said to us, "Randy and Judi, you haven't been my students for 30 years, you know you can call me Jerry") has been spending part of his Thanksgiving with us at our house. He is going to be missed dearly. When the kids were in school and got a problem wrong on a math test, I would call Mr. Cohen if I thought they actually got the problem right. Mr. Cohen and I would meet for lunch to go over the problem. On one occasion, my daughter Taylor got a problem wrong in trigonometry, so I met Mr. Cohen at Miller's Deli. Mr. Cohen looked at the problem and said "Randy you know how to solve it, show me". It had been over 30 years since I had trig, but Mr. Cohen wanted to sit there for 3 hours to teach it to me again. I finally solved the problem. We will miss you very much, Mr. Cohen

Gary Shapiro class of 77
Feb 12, 2018 09:58 AM

I was saddened to hear of Jerry's passing.I was fortunate to have Jerry as a math teacher, tennis coach, and most importantly a true friend. As others have said he always made you feel important to him wheather it was in the classroom or on the courts. He will be missed but never forgotten. RIP

Alan Weiner
Feb 12, 2018 10:03 AM

Mr. Cohen was a wonderful and unique teacher. He always had a story and had a great ability to make you feel like you were the most impt person in his world. He was kind and considerate. When my sister, and his former student, passed, Mr. Cohen made sure that he was there to share in our grief. You made your mark. Rest in peace.

Honi Bamberger
Feb 12, 2018 10:03 AM

I had the pleasure of teaching alongside of Jerry during my tenure at Towson University. This was a colleague who absolutely LOVED the work that he was doing. He adored his students, enjoyed the classes that he taught, and took pleasure in being with colleagues who felt the same. He will be very much missed. Rest in peace, Jerry.

Nadine Weinstein
Feb 12, 2018 10:30 AM

Jerry was a couple of years ahead of me at Towson, and was a frequent ride to classes. He was a kibitzer; very bright with a dry humor. I hope he knew how highly he was regarded.

Sandrine Tchatie
Feb 12, 2018 11:33 AM

I am very sad to hear this news. Jerry was my colleague at Towson University. A funny and interesting person to be around . He will be dearly missed. May his soul rest in peace

Mark Hummel MMHS '74
Feb 12, 2018 11:42 AM

I was fortunate to Mr. Cohen for Home Room @ Milford Mill HS. Although not on the tennis team, I played JV and Varsity Soccer and Lacrosse and he always wished me luck on game days. Always a positive attitude and the type of teacher that made our HS so great. May his memory be a blessing to all the students that had him as a teacher, coach or friend.

Linda Baer
Feb 12, 2018 12:02 PM

I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Jerry Cohen. He was a wonderful math teacher, (MMHS '72) a witty raconteur, and most importantly, a gentle and an honorable man who lived his faith. May Jerry's memory be for a blessing, and may his family find comfort at this sad time.

David Zisow
Feb 12, 2018 12:04 PM

Our teachers are often the unsung heros of our lives. As our faculty adviser, Class '67, Mr. Cohen was the best. With his quiet manner and warmth he showed by example how mature adults should behave in a complex world. I last saw him at our 50th year class reunion. I'm glad I got to tell him about my gratitude for the many kindnesses he showed me. He was a mensch!

Martha Siegel
Feb 12, 2018 12:11 PM

Almost every day during my many years teaching at Towson, Jerry would pose a question about a show, an opera, a play, or a song. He stumped me often, but I could never stump him. He knew all the details. He was a wonderful colleague and such a mench. Students adored him. All who knew Jerry loved him. I hope he realized that. May he Rest In peace.

Michael Goldberg, Class of 1977
Feb 12, 2018 12:19 PM

I am sorry to hear about Mr. Cohen’s passing. He was my homeroom as well as my math teacher at Milford Mill High School (MMHS). Spite of my disability (hearing loss), Mr. Cohen was very kind and patient teaching my math course in his class. I learned so much about life he shared with me during my years at MMHS. Not only that, he advised and encouraged me how to achieve successfully for my future academics in college. May his memory a blessing for those who have the privilege of having him his teacher and a friend. May he bound up with G-d forever.

Gabriela Levey
Feb 12, 2018 12:23 PM

Mr. Jerry Cohen was a remarkable human being. Wise, intelligent with many stories to share. Since the moment I met him he was incredibly kind, caring and giving. A truly selfless sweet man, always putting those he cared for before all else. He was a true gentleman and played a big role in making me feel part of the Levey family.
Jerry, thank you for being so kind to me and wanting to get to know me. For your love and support through some of the most important milestones in my life, including my graduation, conversion and marriage to Josh. My heart aches knowing you are gone. I will miss you dearly and never forget you. May your memory forever be a blessing.
Love you always,
Gabriela 💜

Nichola Katsimpiris-Wallace
Feb 12, 2018 01:31 PM

I was a colleague of Jerry's at Towson University and CCBC. I always looked forward to his smile every day in the "Corner Office." When I first met him, I thought he was an English professor because of the amazing ability he had to discuss literature and poetry. He could quote word for word from Charles Dickens and also from many poems including those by Lord Byron. He was a lovely person, and so genuine. I cannot believe he has gone. He was young at heart. I will miss him so much and I send my condolences to his family and loved ones. Rest In Peace Jerry. Amen.

Larry Dobres- class of ‘69
Feb 12, 2018 01:42 PM

I was lucky to have Jerry Cohen for geometry and trig/analyt at Milford. He actually made math fun. He had an amazing memory. I ran into him years later. He remembered where I sat in class and who I sat next to. Teachers like Jerry Cohen are few and far between. RIP.

Craig Pritzker
Feb 12, 2018 01:47 PM

I had Mr. Cohen twice in High School (Milford Mill Class of '75). He was a very nice man and dedicated teacher and coach. He attended our 40th High School reunion 2 1/2 years ago which I found moving and reaffirmed his dedication to all his students. He will be missed but know he had a lasting impact.

Henry Chen
Feb 12, 2018 01:53 PM

My heartfelt condolences to Jerry’s family. Only a few days ago, I ran into him at Weis’. Though I had known him as long as he had been at Towson State College/University, we had been in different departments, and I had not seen him much since my retirement in 2009. We spent a delightful 20 minutes catching up and kibbitzing about everything under the sun. As usual he was interesting, intelligent, and often hilarious in his gentle way. What a shock to learn of his death; what a blessing to have seen this wonderful man one more time.

Jeff Abarbanel
Feb 12, 2018 03:27 PM

Jerry was my homeroom teacher class of 1969 Milford Mill. He was my brother's tennis coach for 3 years at Milford. I knew Jerry even before Milford when he lived on Fairlawn Avenue near Hilltop.
Pretty impressive how he controlled those classes even with his quiet demeanor. He never seemed to age and always retained that subtle sense of humor . Jerry epitomized the statement that teaching is the noblest of professions. Milford Mill and all those kids were lucky to have him. His students are his legacy. A really good guy.

Diane Goldbloom
Feb 12, 2018 05:27 PM

Jerry was a wonderful person and wonderful teacher. '65 MMHS

Diane Juris & Joel Echison
Feb 12, 2018 05:30 PM

We will miss your delightful company at Friday night dinners. We recall that one of your favorite songs was "With a Song in My Heart". You have left a void in our heart.

Rona Orman Gerskov
Feb 12, 2018 05:34 PM

Mr. Cohen was one of those rare,wonderful human beings who cared for his students from his heart and gave them all the help and attention each needed. He was a wonderful, wonderful man who was loved by all who knew him. My condolences to his family. May his memory be a blessing. His life certainly was a blessing.

Toby Kurland Mower, Denver, Co.
Feb 12, 2018 06:52 PM

I guess I am one of the oldest to send this. “Mr. Cohen” taught me science either in Forest Park High School or Garrison Jr. High. It must have been shortly after he graduated from college. He was just so nice. Not to mention that he was also a great teacher.

Caroline Hecker
Feb 12, 2018 06:59 PM

Cousin Jerry was without a doubt my favorite person to see during any family gathering. I was always eager to listen to his stories and his guidance. To one of the kindest people I will ever meet, you will be greatly, greatly missed, Cousin Jerry.

Cheryl Mitnick
Feb 12, 2018 07:30 PM

Jerry Cohen was a wonderful teacher at MMHS. And for the past two years was my neighbor.We had some interesting conversations... he was very knowledgable. He was a real mentsh and will be missed.

Nori Warren
Feb 12, 2018 07:32 PM

Mr. Cohen was a wonderful man. Truly a kind and loving soul. I have been blessed to have known him my entire life. His kindness and consideration for others will never be forgotten. He will truly be missed as we was a part of our family and always will be.

Steve and Georgia (Dwartz) Matz '67
Feb 12, 2018 08:59 PM

Mr. Cohen was a wonderful soul who was involved in so many aspects of our h.s. lives.I can still see his warm , smiling face. He was always present at sporting and other events. He made us all feel like he really cared.They don't make'um like that anymore-a true educator.G-d bless Jerry And may he rest in peace.

Jacalyn Ely, OD MMHS'72
Feb 12, 2018 09:11 PM

As a 10th grader at Milford Mill, I sat in the guidance office nervously waiting to switch out of honors geometry to a "Mr. Cohen's" class. With a lump in my throat, and tears in my eyes, a teacher walked into the office, took one look at me and said, "Things couldn't be that bad!" I did not know THAT was Mr. Cohen whose class I desperately needed to switch into. Mr. Cohen was a fabulous math teacher for those students who wanted to learn and did I learn. When Milford hosted the day the students were the teachers and administrators, I was Mr. Cohen for the whole day, teaching his algebra 2, geometry and trig lessons. Jerry had a wonderful sense of humor and a photographic memory for trivia and anything else.He loved teaching and loved his students, many whom he took under his wing. He had a kind word for everyone and as someone else wrote, he did have a twinkle in his eye. I was grateful and honored to be his optometrist for over 30 years. Over the years he remained my beloved math teacher and friend. Like so many others he touched, we are better for having known such a wonderful man. Rest in peace. We will miss you dearly.

Patricia McDade Berlin, Classof 1969
Feb 12, 2018 10:05 PM

May you Rest In Peace Mr. Cohen. Anyone student blessed enough to know you at Milford became one of your children. Your kind and gentle spirit was a blessing to us all and helped to mold us into caring and responsible adults. You will always be remembered.

Cathi (Coppel) Kletz - MMHS '74
Feb 12, 2018 11:26 PM

I had Mr. Cohen for Trig and I remember how patient he was every day when I didn't get it. He treated his students like friends rather then students. He was a wonderful man who will surely be missed.

Cindy Epstein Bergstein, Milford Mill ‘75
Feb 12, 2018 11:38 PM

I was very saddened to hear that Mr. Cohen had passed away. I was privileged to be in his Math class at Milford Mill. He always had a smile on his face and had a way of making you feel special. He truly made a wonderful impression on whoever met him! Rest In Peace Mr. Cohen.

Deborah E Sachs Barsky
Feb 13, 2018 08:07 AM

My sincere condolences and on your loss . He was a wonderful person .

May you be comfort by Zion

Ellen Segall
Feb 13, 2018 09:46 AM

The first person I looked for when walking into every ‘71 reunion was Mr. Cohen. I believe he held a place in the hearts of every student he touched with his knowledge, his humor, his compassion and empathy. He cheered for the success of us all, and influenced so many lives. I became a teacher because of role models like Mr. Cohen. I am lucky that he was part of my MMHS years and beyond. Rest In peace, Jerry.

Carol Miller Fradkin - Nashville TN
Feb 13, 2018 10:56 AM

Jerry was our class advisor in 1967, during his early years of teaching. After many years of living out of state, I began to run into him during the ‘90’s when I was in town and visiting my parents. He not only remembered me immediately, but knew my name and remembered a lot about me and my associations...and I never even had him as a teacher! In these later years, we would start talking in the elevator, and I frequently got out at his floor to continue the conversation before continuing on to my parents’ unit. It seems he knew almost everyone in Northwest Baltimore, and who they were related to, etc. As many others have said, he made me feel that we had a special friendship. At our 50th class reunion last June, he shared with me that in those first couple of years teaching at MMHS, he sometimes had students who were older than he was! He also shared that he did NOT let them know they were older, because he thought it might undermine his authority and would not be useful in any way. May he Rest In Peace and his memoriy always be for blessing.

Sandra Mazer Mervis.
Feb 13, 2018 11:40 AM

I am sorry that such a very nice person has died. I was in his homeroom at Milford Mill class of 65. He was always up with the times.

Cheryl Krausz
Feb 13, 2018 11:41 AM

Mr. Cohen was a kind-hearted gentleman besides being a teacher at Milford Mill. He always had time to chat with the students. May he rest in peace.

Ellen Hankin Plaine
Feb 13, 2018 11:56 AM

Like thousands, I was one of Jerry's students (Milford Mill '71). I became a math teacher because of him. As it turned out, my mom also lived at the Elmont, so I was able to re-connect with him, shared in many conversations, and took him to several of our class reunions. He was always interested in my mom and often chatted with her. We will miss him.

Roz Cierler Seibold
Feb 13, 2018 12:25 PM

I was lucky to have Mr. Cohen for geometry at MMHS. I thought the Class of ‘65 was special because Mr. Cohen came to our reunion. But I later learned that he went to many class reunions. So we weren’t special. He was. RIP Mr. Cohen. May your memory be for a blessing.

Howard Hyatt MMHS Class of 1973
Feb 13, 2018 12:41 PM

So sorry to learn of the passing of one of my favorite members of the Milford Mill H. S. faculty...he was truly a good and caring individual and ALWAYS made it a point to remember people's names, something I've tried to emulate through my life. Among other things, he deftly guided the It's Academic & H.S. Bowl teams and I'll always remember his quick wit and ready smile...R.I.P., Mr Cohen.

Janice Gelfand Weinstein, MMHS Class of '75
Feb 13, 2018 02:05 PM

I too, have many fond memories of Mr. Cohen during my years as a student at Milford Mill High, as well as a geometry student of his. As an English major in college, math was never my strength, but he ensured that everyone was successful, no matter what their strengths or weaknesses were. Being a member of the yearbook staff, I remember the 1974 yearbook was dedicated to him, and if any of the MMHS students from the years "73, '74 or '75 are still in possession of the '74 yearbook, it was said of him, "...the words teacher and friend are synonymous." It goes on to commend him for his "devotion" as both a teacher and his involvement with students in extracurricular activities. He not only talked the talk, he walked the walk, demonstrating his pride in his students through his involvement and attendance at school events, and even in later years, attending so many of the MMHS reunions, a subtle reminder of the importance he placed and love he had for his students. Always friendly, always kind, a brilliant mind with a personality sprinkled with genuine humor. In recent years I would bump into him at the Elmont while visiting my father-in-law. "Class of '75, you've got a big birthday this year," he said to me just a few months ago when I saw him. Mr. Cohen, you will always be remembered and cherished. Rest in peace!

Becki (Reichmister) & Steve Gershman
Feb 13, 2018 02:22 PM

There is an expression that "teachers touch the future." That he did. I had Mr Cohen at MMHS, Class of '67, and so did my husband, Steve, Class of '66. I'm just so glad we got to see and talk with him at my 50th reunion last year. Amazingly, he remembered BOTH of us (the last time we saw him was decades ago). As many have already said, he was a very warm and kind person. We spoke of him fondly throughout the years---he definitely was a GREAT teacher and a wonderful person. I am saddened by his passing, hope he didn't suffer, and know that he will be remembered with honor by so many people whose lives he touched.

Sharon Sless (‘73)
Feb 13, 2018 02:36 PM

One of my favorite teachers at Milford Mill, so great as a math teacher, always made classes fun , as we would often go on tangents of trivia on all subjects, he had vast knowledge on so many subjects. A nice man , I am thinking of him fondly so many years later. Condolences to his many friends and family.

Nancy Carp
Feb 13, 2018 03:53 PM

My condolences to George, Fred and Suzy. Jerry was as nice as a person can be! May his memories be a blessing.

Jeff Legum
Feb 13, 2018 04:53 PM

Jerry was so friendly and pleasant whenever I saw him at Beth Tfiloh and Menorah lodge of B’nai B’rith. May his memory be forever a blessing. Jerry will be missed.

Susan J. Rotkovitz
Feb 13, 2018 09:44 PM

My deepest condolences on your loss. Jerry was a dear colleague of mine at TU, and I will miss him and his open smile. May his memory be for a blessing. Baruch Dayan HaEmet.

Scott Akman
Feb 14, 2018 07:33 PM

Just adding my thoughts and prayers to his family. Nothing but pleasant thoughts when I think back to the days of Milford, and how Jerry made it special

Hannah Heller
Feb 14, 2018 09:32 PM

MY kids and I met Jerry Cohen at the many Shabbat dinners we enjoyed with the Levey family beginning in 2002, shortly after my husband died. Jerry had a way of making us laugh and always giving us something to think about. He could shmooze about the sports teams with my son, discuss books and plays with my daughter, talk to us about theater, about Baltimore's history and almost any other topic. Although he will no longer be there physically, Jerry will always have a place at the Leveys' Shabbat table as he inspired everyone who was there.

Lucian Ioan Voisei
Feb 15, 2018 05:26 AM

I can't hold the tears back. It wasn't fair that you're life had to end. I'll always keep you in my memory. Rest in peace my friend.

Michael J. Sommerfield-New York City
Feb 15, 2018 12:36 PM

Very few teachers (algebra 2 & geometry)made an impression on me like Jerome Cohen. I last chatted with him at the 50th Reunion and he still made that everlasting impression with his incredible commentary and interest in my career. What a terrific individual!! RIP

Ge Han
Feb 16, 2018 04:02 PM

Jerry was not only my colleague but also my best friend since I came to Towson in 2003. He was a great person who was full of wisdom. I have so many memories with him. He was offering my son Orioles game tickets as usual when we met last week in the hallway. I can't believe this sad news. How could this happen to a gentleman always with smiles? Life will never be the same without Jerry. I miss him dearly.

Elmont Condominium Board Of Directors and Condominium Owners
Feb 17, 2018 09:00 AM

To the family of Jerry Cohen,
The Board of Directors and Condo Owners at The Elmont Condominiums are so sorry to hear the long time owner at the Elmont Condo has passed away. We sent condolences to his whole family and friends.

Douglas Wanken
Feb 18, 2018 12:28 AM

Was sorry to hear of Mr. Cohen's passing. I am MMHS 65 and 'Jerry' was the coolest of the cool in an uncool age. Snapshot- I came in to algebra class one AM in 1962 after Nixon's 'you won't have Dick Nixon to kick around anymore' speech after his CA gubernatorial defeat. Mr Cohen couldn't have been cheerier . A man ahead of his time. And the algebra has been invaluable in the boolean world of eBay keywords- who knew? Last saw you at reunion 1980 but will remember you always- a true mensch.

Barry Soroka
Feb 19, 2018 01:08 PM

MMHS Class of 1965. I remember Mr Cohen from some math class or other. Last saw him at the 50th reunion in 2015. He was always cheerful. I shall miss him. Never thought he'd die -- I remember him young.

Atiya Afsana
Feb 22, 2018 02:34 PM

I've known Dr.Cohen since 2012. He was a father figure to me. It's a great loss for me. Dr. Cohen was indeed a generous man. He used to visit my family very often and he liked our company and my mother a lot. Like a father, he was always there for advice and support during my academic time in Towson University. He used to wear a blue tie in certain occasions where he feels he needs to. He did that in my marriage to bless. Anytime he asked for anything, I would always try to accommodate even though I knew others did not like the fact. Because of him, I was lucky to expose to live theater shows. I was lucky in many ways and he was one in a million. I will never forget him cause God has given me a chance to meet such a wonderful human being and I am happy and grateful that I have done my duty properly without judging him based on his faith and color. I have asked last time to Dr. Cohen what prayers he does to GOD and he told me this:"I ask Him so that I can do good to others, hear good things and see good things". There are many good memories with him which this comment box would not allow me to fit. Dr. Cohen, wherever you are, you know how much I mean to you and how much you mean to me. I will always cherish all the good times we had together. Love you a lot.
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no one can steal”


Jerome Saul Cohen

On February 11, 2018, Jerome Saul Cohen, survived by loving family and numerous friends; adored son of the late Reba and Isidore Cohen.

Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane on Tuesday, February 13, at 11 am. Interment Hebrew Young Mens Cemetery - 5800 Windsor Mill Road.

Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to the charity of your choice.

The family will be receiving at Beth El Congregation 8101 Park Heights Avenue, Pikesville, MD 21208, immediately the following interment. A memorial service and sharing memories of Jerry will be held on Thursday, February, 15th at 7 pm, at the home of Lisa and Larry Levey, 2524 Willow Glen Dr., (off of Greenspring Avenue) Pikesville.

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