Barbara R. Cohen

Passed away on May 11, 2018

Barbara (Kaplan) Cohen passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018, at age 71, lifelong resident of Brookline. For 48 years the beloved wife of Myron D. Cohen. Devoted daughter of the late Eva & Leon Kaplan and daughter-in-law of the late Bertha & Julius Cohen. Cherished sister of Rhoda (Kaplan) Sarver and her husband Ronnie Sarver of Newton. Adored aunt of Lauren Sarver Means and her husband Sam Means of New York. Family meant the world to Barbie. She was the niece of the late Anna & Alfred Rosenthal, the late Gail & Morris Stone and Helene and the late Joseph Stone. She leaves her special “Cuz Plus” cousins Marty Rosenthal and Burt Rosenthal and other cousins including Beverly Ash, David Stone, Bryan Stone and Andrew Stone, plus many extended family. She was sister-in-law of Maxine Glazer and aunt to Bryan Berman and Richard Berman. Barbie was truly a fine person and a mensch.

Services at the Levine Chapel, 470 Harvard Street, Brookline on Tuesday, May 15 at 2pm. Burial in Lindwood Memorial Park, Randolph.

Memorial observance will be at the home of Ronald & Rhoda Sarver, Newton Centre, on Tuesday following the burial until 9pm; Wednesday and Thursday, 1-9pm and Friday, 1-4pm.

Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Barbara R. Cohen

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