Marvin H. Cohen

February 23, 1927May 13, 2018

COHEN, Marvin H. of Canton, MA formerly of Freeport, NY. Entered into rest May 13, 2018 at the age of 91. Beloved husband of Elsie (Adler) Cohen. Devoted father of Rachel & her late husband Jeffrey Berger, and Hugh & his wife Sylvia Cohen. Loving brother of the late Bernice Star. Cherished grandfather of six grandchildren. Funeral services and interment will be private. Shiva will be observed at the home of Rachel Berger on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 7pm to 9pm. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be donated to Congregation B’Nai Israel, 91 North Bayview Avenue, Freeport, NY 11520, or the Orchard Cove Scholarship Fund or Orchard Cove Hadassah at 1 Del Pond Drive, Canton, MA 02021.


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Sharon Shebar

May 25, 2018

I met Marvin and Elsie 50 years ago when I married my husband in Congregation B'nai Israel in Freeport, New York. I have admired and respected them both from that moment on. Marvin always had a calm, logical and knowing grasp on any situation in which he was involved. He was the voice of knowledge and of reason. He was also the man who kept the congregation on track when others argued for changes in the building, in the organization and even in the practice of the religious services that would have derail the purpose and reason for the congregation's existence. It is in large part due to Marvin's council and advice that B'nai Israel is now in its 103 year. B'nai Israel lost a cherished couple when Elsie and Marvin moved to Mass. And now the world has lost a most precious man. May his name forever be a blessing.