Ronald Cohen
December 29, 2020

RONALD COHEN: Passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. Beloved husband of Debra Hartzell Cohen. Brother of Thelma (late Eric) Cantor, late Alex (surviving spouse Sheila) Cohen and the late Shirley (surviving spouse Donald) Farkas. He is survived by many nieces and nephews that he adored. Services and Interment Private. Contributions may be made to Congregation Beth Shalom, 5915 Beacon Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated.


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I had the great honor of being tested for my single yellow stripe by Master Cohen as the Main School in 2019. At age 41, I was one of the older students of course and his support and kindness is something I will never ever forget. I have a photo my husband took of Master Cohen placing my stripe on my belt and I will treasure it always. He also taught me how to do a proper pushup :-) We will miss him greatly.

By Melissa Penkrot - January 04, 2021

Ronnie was Joyce’s Terrific Uncle Ronnie was The Most Special Uncle that we could ever ask for He was the Most kind and Loving Man He loved his family so much He had a Heart of Gold He was so kind and so very Generous He was so good 2 Everyone Last week when I spoke 2 him I told him how much I loved him U R Dearly Missed and loved so much We r still in so much shock that U R Gone RIP Sweet Uncle Ronnie

By Joyce and Steven Hoffman - January 03, 2021

Donna and I are devastated at the loss of our dear friend Ron. For the last 20 years we’ve shared birthdays, cruises, tailgates, workouts, parties as well as Steeler and Pitt games. He and Debbie have watched our children grow into adults. We have no words to describe our grief. Much love to Debbie, Gail, Lexy, Jared and all his extended family we’ve been privileged to know.

By Scott and Donna Timko - January 02, 2021

He will be greatly missed at the tailgate. Ron was a very nice man. I enjoyed talking to him about football and other current events. My Condolences to you and your family.

By Todd Hilliard - January 02, 2021

The Angels came to escort a new member to God's eternal heavenly family. Sending prayers, blessings and condolences to Debbie his wife and the entire Cohen Family. May God help you through this difficult time. Our grief is unbearable, our hearts are aching and tears keep flowing. Our family was truly blessed to have Ron in our lives. Ron was truly unforgettable. He was a beautiful, kind, generous and caring friend. He will be dearly missed. May God's peace be sent to all by the Holy Spirit to comfort our broken hearts. Memories of all the many wonderful gatherings and trips we enjoyed together are what we should cherish.

By Nancy Corsello - January 02, 2021

I am deeply saddened to hear of Ronnie’s passing. I looked forward to his Florida visits and catching up on everything. He was always so strong and positive, having conquered so many health problems. He lovingly spoke of you and of course the dogs. He really was a Mensch. He was always kind and thoughtful, and loved by many of his friends here in Florida. I’m honored to be his friend. This is heartbreaking . My condolences to you and your family. He will truly be missed. May he rest in peace.

By Mollie Siegel - January 01, 2021

Can't believe you are gone. Can't believe you won't chant the prayers at the next holiday. Can't believe I won't be with you on July 3rd, my favorite boating day...Love and miss you Uncle Ronnie. You will forever be in my heart! Miss yo so much already

By Gail Bayer - January 01, 2021

You will be greatly missed Master Cohen

By Jeff Dimitt - January 01, 2021