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Jean C. Gordon, 93, loving mother, sister and friend, died at home on January 10, 2014. Jean was born in Toledo on January 8, 1921, to Martha and Jay Cohn.
When Jean's father moved the family to Monroe, MI in the late 1920s to open up a furniture business, Jean spent her earlier years in Monroe, MI. She later attended University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI and Cambridge College for Women in Cambridge, MA.
Jean was a dedicated and talented athlete in her youth. She was a Junior State Michigan Tennis Champion. Jean went out to play a mean game of tennis until she was 80 years of age, playing at the Toledo Tennis Club. She was also a fine golfer. She was a member of Glengarry Country Club in Toledo and a Breakers Club golf member in Palm Beach, FL where she wintered in her adulthood. Because of her genuine interest and appreciation for the art world, Jean volunteered at the Norton Gallery in West Palm Beach, FL.
During World War II, Jean dedicated her time as a nurses aide in Toledo and Monroe, MI with the Red Cross.
In her former years, Jean was a member of Collingwood Avenue Temple and its Sisterhood, Hadassah and the Jewish Council of Women. She was currently a member of The Temple Congregation Shomer Emunim.
Jean was noted for her sense of style, elegance and great sense of humor. She was a popular hostess with a wide circle of friends, as well as a refined taste maker, reflected in her interiors.
Jean enjoyed traveling with friends to Europe and Asia, but her greatest pleasure of all was traveling to visit her daughters, Randy in Washington D.C. and Susie in New York City. She also shared with them her love for the decorative, performing and fine arts.
She was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Randy Meg Goldman; ex-husband, Stanford C. Goldman and sibling, Morton R. Cohn. Jean is survived by her devoted loving daughter, Susan Penny Goldman of Toledo; brother, Frederick D. Cohn of Toledo and sister, Dorothy M. Casher of Newton, MA. Also surviving are nieces and nephews.
Jean will remain in our hearts forever.
Services will be held Wednesday January 15, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Robert H. Wick/Wisniewski Funeral Home, 2426 N. Reynolds Rd. 419-535-5840.
The family suggests tributes to The Temple Congregation Shomer Emunim.
Published in Toledo Blade on Jan. 12, 2014