Lois Cohen
March 21, 2024

Visitation Information

March 25 2024 - 10:30 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue (Shadyside), Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Funeral Information

March 25 2024 - 11:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue (Shadyside), Pittsburgh, PA 15232

LOIS COHEN: On Thursday, March 21, 2024. Beloved wife of the late Allan Cohen. Loving mother of Lawrence (Kristin) Cohen and Norman (Anne) Cohen. Cherished grandmother of Frank, Sarah, Kelsey (Anthony), Ian, Molly, Evan, Joe, and Kate and great-grandmother of Kira. Lois is also survived by many dear friends.

Lois was born in Pittsburgh to Rae and Hy Gershuny on April 25, 1933. She never left her hometown, remaining a lifelong Pittsburgher and often referring to Pittsburgh as "the best city ever." Lois adored her years as a substitute teacher within the Pittsburgh Public Schools and enjoyed joining the "Walkers & Talkers" in Schenley Park every week. She was a ubiquitous presence in Squirrel Hill, chatting and making friends wherever she went. If you were fortunate enough to meet Lois, you know firsthand how her positivity and outgoing personality was bound to make your day brighter. Everyone loved Lois.

But at the end of the day, Lois most loved returning home to her family. For over 60 years, she doted on her Allan, going everywhere and doing everything with him. They were a perfect match and a wonderful couple. Lois was devoted to her sons, Larry and Norman, always encouraging them to be the best versions of themselves. However, her favorite role was being grandmother and great-grandmother. Lois treasured their time together and never missed an event for any of her eight grandchildren. She was the protective matriarch who loved her family dearly, and they loved her just as much in return. Lois will be deeply missed. 

Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Monday, March 25, 2024 at 11 AM. Visitation one half-hour prior to services (10:30 AM - 11 AM). Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery. Shiva details available upon request. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Equal Justice Initiative, 122 Commerce Street, Montgomery, AL 36104 or www.eji.org. www.schugar.com


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We are so sad to hear the news of Lois' passing. She was such a loyal client for many, many years. She was always kind and had a smile on her face. Condolences to all who loved her.

By Jeffrey Smith and Jeffrey Smith Salon - March 28, 2024

I am so sorry. I didn't know. She was the most loved person in the city. She once had a party for her best friends. At loeast 150-200 were there. We walked together in the Walkers and Talkers and played bridge in our monthly game. What a treasure, who will be forever missed by all.....................arlene port

By Arlene Port - March 27, 2024

I had the pleasure of knowing Lois from working at Treasure Attic in the Pittsburgh Mills Mall. She was a joy to talk with. I am so very sorry for your loss.

By Carrie McKenna - March 27, 2024

Dr. Cohen, we are truly sorry for your loss. Your mother was a very beautiful woman, and we know she loved you dearly.

By Children's Express Care Team - March 25, 2024

Lois and Allan were wonderful and delightful people. Warm, friendly and pillars of our community.

By Raymond Baum - March 23, 2024

Dear Cohen family, Herb shared this sad news with me this morning. From so many mornings having coffee with Lois & the Walkers & Talkers to Rosh Hashanah dinners at Herb’s & Sue’s and so many times in between, I have such wonderful memories of being with Lois. Always a smile on her face & always so warm & welcoming. May her memory always be for a blessing.

By Harold Marcus - March 23, 2024

Larry and family, please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your wonderful mother. She always had a smile on her beautiful face. May she rest in peace.

By Sandy Lebovitz-Golomb - March 23, 2024

Dear Cohen family - I am so sorry to hear this news. Lois was such a fun, upbeat, and supportive person and one of our favorite Alpha Tau aunts to us Reingold kids and our Alpha Tau cousins. I am glad to have known her and send you all warm wishes during this difficult time. Love, Michael

By Michael Reingold - March 22, 2024

Norman, we were so saddened to hear of Lois’s passing. Lois and Alan you and Larry were our neighbors on Beechwood Blvd. for years. My dad, Yale Feingold and my sister Cindy and I have many fond memories of the Cohens. We have you and your family in our thoughts. Fondly, Yale Feingold, Cindy Feingold Miller and Wendy Feingold Diebold

By By Yale Feingold - March 22, 2024

Dear Norman and family, I am very sorry to learn of the death of Lois. She was such an energetic, colorful, positive person who was so dear to my parents. I always enjoyed talking with her - knowing that she would be wearing a big smile and wide eyes as she engaged with interest and delight. I am thinking of you all as you mourn her passing, and know that you are filled with so many good memories of your special mom. Alison Wolfson

By Alison Wolfson - March 22, 2024