Leslie S. "Les" Cohen

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COHEN, LESLIE S. "LES," 89, died Friday, December 27, 2013 at Magnolia Springs.

He was a World War II veteran of the Air Force and fought in the China-Berma-India Theater, a retired regional sales manager with Caloric Corporation, a member of Temple Shalom, the JCC Senior Adult Club, a recipient of the Senior Adult Volunteer of the Year at the JCC, former Board of Director member and a long-time past Volunteer at the Louisville Zoo, a member of China-Berma-India Veterans Association, the American Legion Post 201, a former TRIAD member and neighborhood senior condominium block watch captain. He was a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Velma Cohen; and his brother, Jerry Jerome.

He is survived by his son, Larry Cohen (Barbara) of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and grandchildren, Jennifer and Alexandra; his daughter, Cindy Phelps (Mike) of Mt. Washington and grandchildren, Josh (Trine) and Jessie and two great-grandchildren; and his brother, Robert Cohen (Shirley) of Indianapolis, IN. A special thank you to the staff at Magnolia Springs for their wonderful care and especially to his nurse, Tracy Underwood.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, January 3, 2014 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in Keneseth Israel Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 12:30 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hosparus, The Louisville Zoo, Temple Shalom or donor's favorite charity.

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Published in The Courier-Journal on Jan. 2, 2014
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