Norman E. Cohen
January 29, 2019

Visitation Information

January 31 2019 - 11:00 am
Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue ( at Morewood), Pittsburgh 15213

Funeral Information

January 31 2019 - 12:00 pm
Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood) Pittsburgh 15213

COHEN, NORMAN E.: On Tuesday, January 29, 2019; Beloved husband of the late Hannah M. Cohen; loving father of David Elliot (Laureen Seeger) Cohen and Dan (Stacy Browdie) Cohen.  Brother of Barbara (Stewart) Brenner of Williamsville, NY; treasured grandfather of Kara, Will, and Lucas Cohen, Andrew, Maddie, and Josh Cohen, and Angela and Grace Seeger. Born in Jamestown, NY in 1928, Norm proudly served in the 82nd Airborne Division in WWII. He met the love of his life, Hannah Mintz, on a blind date and immediately proposed to her.  They were happily married for 62 years. Norm started as a furniture salesman at Reliable Home Furnishings in Erie, PA.  He bought the business and started other furniture stores in Erie and Pittsburgh.  He was a civic leader in Erie, where he was chairman of the Redevelopment Authority, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Rotary Club. Norm was universally loved and regarded as a true gentleman by everyone he met. Services at Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood) on Thursday at 12 Noon. Visitation at Temple one hour prior to services (11 am - 12 Noon). Interment Homewood Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF), 501 Martindale Street,  #670, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated.


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Very sad that I won't be able to enjoy talking about World War II & politics with you Norm Cohen. I will miss you dearly & pray for you to rest in peace. I am very lucky I got to know you over the years. Very very sad today. Daren Browdie Son of Leonard & Sandra Browdie

By Daren Browdie - January 31, 2019