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Libby Okun Cohen

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia

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We loved her enthusiasm for life and much appreciated her friendship. Ralph, my deepest sympathy, I lost Edward 2010

Wonderful lady, always so sweet.

The teenage years are tough for anyone. Libby's presence at Tandem was sure to make every teen she encountered a little easier. As one of her many "assistants" in the Tandem library, Libby taught me many skills, both academic and interpersonal that I use today. God bless you, Libby Cohen! You will be missed!

Libby Cohen not only recommended to me many books that had a profound influence on my development as a writer, but she never failed to humor me out of my not infrequent adolescent sulks. Alone among everyone I knew in Charlottesville in the 1970's, Libby encouraged me to pursue my Jewish studies, which eventually led to one of the more fulfilling aspects of my life. Transformative, much loved and now, much missed.

Libby and I spent many hours together in the pool at ACAC. She had a delightful wit and told wonderful stories. I am honored to have known her. My prayers and deepest condolences for Ralph and her family.

Libby was such a presence at Tandem when I was there, and her love and respect for books, learning, and culture were unmatched. She touched many, many lives, including mine.

I have wonderful memories of Libby, she was so much for Tandem when I was there. I thank her family for sharing her with us.

I have such great memories of Libby and the environment she created in the library. May she rest in peace, and best thoughts to her husband.

Libby was an incredible force for knowledge and learning. She was a guiding light at Tandem

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