Agda A. Cohen

October 19, 1930November 22, 2014

Agda A. Cohen (Age 84) On November 22, 2014 in Alexandria VA. Cherished wife of Leslie Cohen; mother of David Cohen and daughter-in-law Andrea Cohen; grandmother of Claire and Marina Cohen; sister of Tonu Artna. Agda Artna was born in Tartu, Estonia on October 19, 1930. The family fled Estonia at the height of WWII and settled in Sweden. In 1947, the family immigrated to Canada, where Agda earned an undergraduate degree from McMaster University. In 1961, she became one of the first women in Canada to complete a nuclear physics PhD. Agda held jobs at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN. Agda and Leslie were married on March 10, 1967, after which, both worked at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC, and settled in Mount Vernon, VA. In retirement, she traveled throughout Europe with her husband and doted on her granddaughters. Agda is remembered for her extensive volunteer work; puzzle skills, matzah ball soup and exquisite knitting. Family and friends may call November 25, 2-4 pm, Demaine Funeral Home, 520 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Graveside remembrance to be held November 26, 2:30 pm, Columbia Memorial Park, 12005 Clarksville Pike, Columbia, MD 21029.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 25, 2014
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Agda A. Cohen

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Zoe McIlwain

October 27, 2015

i loved you

Gregory Leger

November 26, 2014

Dave, so very sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother sounded like an extraordinary woman. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

betty byrne

November 26, 2014

I shall always remember her smile.

November 26, 2014

You will be missed by all who knew you and were aware of your remarkable life story. Marvin Hass

November 25, 2014

So sorry for your loss. May God be your source of comfort and strength during this difficult time.

Larry Rosen

November 25, 2014

I am sorry to hear of your loss.

Cousin Larry

November 25, 2014

Cohen family, Offering my sincere condolence for your lost. May God grant you and your family much peace and comfort in your time of need.

Mr and Mrs Timothy Casey

November 25, 2014

With love and heartfelt sympathy. Know we are thinking of you all at this time