Constance June "Connie" Cohn

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Constance 'Connie' June Cohn Albuquerque, NMCon- stance Connie June Cohn of Albuquerque died March 4, 2013 of a brain tumor. She was 64. Born in Sche- nectady, NY to the late Flor- ence Wittlin Cohn and the late Honorable Morris Mar- shall Cohn, she graduated from Linton High School in 1966. She then came to Albuquerque to attend the University of New Mexico, from which she gradu- ated in 1970. She received a master's of urban planning from the University of South- ern Illinois In 1971 and a J.D. from the Western State Uni- versity College of Law in 1982. For 25 years, criminal prose- cution was Ms. Cohn's passion. She was a deputy district attor- ney of Albuquerque in the pri- or repeat offender division, deputy district attorney in Tu- lare County, CA, and a special prosecutor for Rio Rancho. Be- tween 1973 and 1979, she worked for the New Mexico Governor's Council on Crimi- nal Justice Planning. Ms. Cohn is survived by her daughter, Mallory Olisar, and her son-in-law, Jeffery Olisar of Albuquerque; her sister, Winnie Borden and Neal Bor- den of Baltimore, MD; her brother, Larry Cohn and Betsy Cohn of Tucson, AZ; her niece, Laura Borden Richter and Joel Richter of Israel; her nephews, Adam Borden and Meredith Borden of Baltimore, Benjamin Cohn and Connie Shih Cohn of Santa Monica, CA, and Robert Cohn and Naomi Cohn of New York. She is also survived by four great-nieces, two great-nephews, and best family friend, Jo Rutar. Ms. Cohn was an avid skier, world traveler and estate sale devotee. She loved to entertain and was an excellent cook and baker. An active member of B'nai Israel, Ms. Cohn was the past president of the Syna- gogue's Nursery School. She was also a member of the Albu- querque International Associa- tion. A memorial service will be held on March 12, 2013 at B'Nai Israel, 4401 Indian School Road, NE, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, 7155 E. 38th Avenue, Denver, CO 80207; The Make-A-Wish Foundation, 144 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Albu- querque, NM 87108; or Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Hu- manity, PO Box 8353, Albu- querque, NM 87198. Please visit our online guest- book for Connie at

Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Mar. 7, 2013
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