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Cohan, Gerard "Gerry"
Age 96. Beloved husband of 70 years to Helen D. (nee Dewhirst). Loving father of Kathleen Bruening (Richard) of Westlake, OH; Patricia Leipold (Cal) of Stone Mountain, GA; Thomas (Janet) of Boston, MA; Michael (Sarah) of Lakewood, OH; Mary Cohan of Wauwatosa, WI; and Margaret Cohan of Rocky River, OH. Preceded in death by his grandson Andy Knippel; survived by 17 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Born and raised in South Boston. Graduate of the Boston Latin School and Harvard University; US Army Veteran. Retired in 1981 after 42 years of service with B.F. Goodrich Chemical Company. Gerry was an active member of St. Christopher's Parish in Rocky River, OH since 1960. He devoted his life to family, faith, friends and trying to master the game of golf. Passed away November 5, 2013. Contributions in his honor can be made to the West Side Catholic Center, 3135 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, OH. A special thanks to the staff at the Hospice of the Western Reserve.
Published in The Boston Globe on Dec. 15, 2013
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