Milton H. Cohen
1926-2013World War II Veteran
decorated with the Purple Heart
NORTH ADAMS Milton H. Cohen, 87, of 264 State Road, died peacefully Sunday, November 17, 2013 at his home. He was born in North Adams on April 4, 1926, a son of the late Harry and Rose (Silverstein) Cohen. He attended schools in North Adams. He was a decorated veteran of World War II serving the Army
318th Infantry Regiment . He was awarded the Purple Heart, World War II Victory Medal, and the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon with two service stars. After his military career Mr. Cohen was employed at the Sprague Electric Co. in North Adams for 15 years. He was last employed as a bus driver for J.T. Bus Lines and later for Dufour retiring with 30 years of service. He was a member of the North Adams V.F.W. and a longtime member of the Northern Berkshire YMCA. His wife Dora (Scrivens) Cohen whom he married September 4, 1948 died June 8, 2012. Survivors include one daughter, Lisa Jowett of North Adams; four sons, Harry Cohen of North Adams, Henry Cohen of North Adams, Joseph Cohen and his wife Debbie of North Adams and Eric Cohen and his wife Yvonne of New Marlboro; 11 grandchildren, Becky, Jennifer, Sarah, Michelle, Jessica, Elliot, Bryce, Beth, Christine, David and Tabitha; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen Aitken of Williamstown; two brothers, Donald Cohen of Lawton, Oklahoma and Jason Cohen of Chicopee. He was predeceased by three brothers, Sydney, Bernard and Edward Cohen. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral Services for family and friends will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the FLYNN & DAGNOLI- MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS, WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams,Mass. Burial will follow with full military honors in Southview Cemetery. Memorial Donations are suggested for the Disabled American Veterans fund through the funeral home. To send a card, flowers or a message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com
This obituary was originally published in the North Adams Transcript.