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.