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Jill M. Cohen

Jill Meredith Cohen (56) died August 11, 2016 of complications related to metastatic breast cancer. A life-long Zionist and committed Jew, Jill was president and a member of the board of Congregation Beth Shalom and a life member of Hadassah. In recent years she also volunteered for Swedish Medical Center, Gilda's Club Seattle and the Young Survival Coalition.

Jill spent her professional career serving the Jewish community and fighting HIV/AIDS. She always said that working for non-profits helped pay her "rent" on earth by trying to make the world a better place.

All her life Jill was an avid dancer, singer and performer. She found tremendous satisfaction in writing about her life with metastatic breast cancer on her blog, Dancing With Cancer.

Jill is survived by her loving husband Richard Katz, her faithful companion dogs Bobka and Boychick, and Marilyn Cohen (mother), Susan and David Olinsky (sister and brother-in-law), Eric and Dana Olinsky, Jo and Abe Katz and extended Katz family.

Donations in her memory are suggested to Young Judaea, or Congregation Beth Shalom. Jill also supported the research organization Metavivor where 100% of donations go to metastatic breast cancer research.

Funeral services are Sunday at 3:00 PM at Congregation Beth Shalom at 6800 35th Avenue NE in Seattle.
Published in The Seattle Times from Aug. 12 to Aug. 13, 2016
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