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Joan "Joni" Cohen

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Cohen, Joan "Joni"
Cohen, Joan "Joni" (Amdur), age 68, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away March 9, 2016 surrounded by her loving family after a heroic 4-year battle with cancer. Joni was a devoted wife, cherished mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was known and loved for her dedication to the Phoenix Jewish community. She served as Program Director of Beth El Congregation in Phoenix for 21 years, including 11 years as a member of the Board of Directors. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Joni was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh (elected Miss Pitt in 1969) and Mount Lebanon High School in Pittsburgh, PA. Joni was preceded in death by her parents Ted and Marian Amdur. She is survived by her beloved husband of 46 years, Dr. Jesse Cohen, children Julie Cohen Pittinsky (Matthew) and Elana Cohen Kutz (Larry), loving grandchildren Marin, Luke and Drew Pittinsky and Arielle and Emery Kutz, siblings Lois Zuckerman (David), Elliot Amdur, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A memorial service will be held Monday, March 14, 2016 at 10 AM at Beth El Congregation in Phoenix. Burial will follow at Mt. Sinai in Scottsdale. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center (c/o Joni Cohen Memorial Fund) or the . Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Mar. 13, 2016
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