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Carole Goldstein Cohen died peacefully at her home in Washington, DC in the early morning of April 23, 2013, after a short illness. Carole was the beloved wife of Jordan J. Cohen, M.D., mother of Deborah Rappaport (Andy), Joel Cohen (Mavis Prall Cohen), David Cohen (Suzy Friedman Cohen), grandmother of Rebecca Rappaport, Sara Rappaport, Leah Rappaport, Sam Cohen, Julia Cohen, Zeke Cohen, Rachel Cohen, and Elizabeth Prall. A native of New York City, Carole Cohen grew up in Detroit, and lived in Boston, Chicago, Long Island and, most recently, in Washington, D.C. and Chilmark, MA. Carole graduated from Wellesley College in 1957 and was an active alumnae throughout her life. Carole had an insatiable intellect and worked tirelessly on behalf of her communities. She spent over 35 years in university advancement work and non-profit management. She was Vice President for External Affairs at the University of Massachusetts, Associate Chancellor for Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Vice President for University Affairs at SUNY Stony Brook, President of the Stony Brook Foundation, and President of the American Kidney Fund. Earlier in her career she was New England Regional Director of Common Cause. She also served on several non-profit boards, including Iona Senior Services and Green Spaces for DC in Washington, Martha's Vineyard Community Services and the Martha's Vineyard Donors Collaborative. In lieu of flowers, if you would like to make a donation in Carole's memory, please give either to Iona Senior Services in Washington, D.C. or Martha's Vineyard Community Services. A Memorial Service will be held on May 12.

Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 25, 2013
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