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Estelle Cohen
Date of Funeral:
Monday, January 13, 2020
Time of Funeral:
2:30 pm
Funeral Location:
3516 Autumn Drive
Baltimore, MD 21208
Shiva Details:
with services Monday and Tuesday at 6pm, and the family will be receiving after 2pm on Tuesday.
Contributions in her memory may be made to:

Notre Dame of Maryland University
c/o Office of Institutional Advancement
4701 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210

Memo line: Dr. Regina and Dino Soria Scholarship Fund

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The Family of Estelle Cohen
Jan 26, 2020 5:03 PM

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Wendy R. Isaac
Jan 12, 2020 08:30 PM


I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your beloved mother, Estelle. She was a lovely lady, and I always looked forward to seeing her at Elegant Nails (and of course, you, too). You were a wonderful and devoted daughter, and I know how often you came from NYC to Baltimore to visit her. Thinking of you during this difficult time.


Emily Goren
Jan 13, 2020 07:20 AM

So sorry to hear of Estelles passing. She was a “regular” in my Drums Alive class at Edenwald and always had that wonderful smile...wishing you wonderful memories.

Carol Horn Sher
Jan 13, 2020 12:38 PM

So many wonderful memories of Mt. Washington years. Your mom’s smile was so warm and beautiful and always fun to be with.

Jane - I am so sorry that I can’t be with you today. I am away, but my thoughts are with you and your family. I would love to get in touch with you.


Estelle Cohen

Estelle Betty Cohen (nee Goldstein), of Baltimore, MD, passed away on January 11, 2020 at the age of 93. She is survived by her children, Jane Bernard, Ralph Cohen, and Madge Cohen; children-in-law, Janet Cohen, Brad Hessel, and Starr Parsons; grandchildren, Eve Strickman (Scott Strickstein), Todd Strickman (Bruna Sobral), MeLena Hessel (Ryan Holmes), Elenda Hessel (Eric Feinstein), Allison (Brandon) Lipowitz, Emil Hessel, and Tara Katims; great-grandchildren, Kai Strickstein, Bodhi Strickstein, and Lehira Holmes; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. She was predeceased by her beloved husbands, the late Alan K. Cohen and Charles A. Wagner; son, Jefferson Katims; parents, Jacob and Helene Goldstein; and sisters, Cecile (Charles) Cohen and Mildred (Alvin) Blum.

Mrs. Cohen grew up in Park Heights and attended Forest Park High School. She then earned a Bachelor's in Economics at what was then known as Notre Dame College, and a Master's in Economics from the University of Maryland. She and Alan met at a USO dance during World War II and married in November of 1947. Mrs. Cohen and her second husband, Charles, were childhood friends and married in 2002. Mrs. Cohen loved educating and helping people. She first worked as a Candy Striper during WWII, then assisted Alan at Atlas Lumber and Randallstown Lumber, and then became a professor of Economics at Notre Dame College and Towson College.

Mrs. Cohen had several hobbies, including tennis, jogging and world travel. She spent time as a Consumer Representative to the Maryland State Board of Pharmacy, Chairperson of the State Board of Well Drillers, and a Board Member of the US Pharmacopeia. However, the most important thing to her was family, and she would most want to be remembered for raising her wonderful children.

Funeral services and interment will be held at Baltimore Hebrew Cemetery - Berrymans Lane on Monday, January 13, at 2:30 pm.

Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to Notre Dame of Maryland University, c/o Office of Institutional Advancement, 4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210, Memo line: Dr. Regina and Dino Soria Scholarship Fund.

In mourning at 3516 Autumn Drive, Baltimore, MD 21208, with services Monday and Tuesday at 6pm, and the family will be receiving after 2pm on Tuesday.

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