Donald E. Cohen

Donald Edward Cohen, age 79, of Newton, formerly of Brookline. Beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. Don had a long and successful career in the insurance and investments field and was a lifelong member of the Million Dollar Round Table. He graduated Brookline High School in 1951; the University of Connecticut in 1955; and served in the U.S. Army in Germany for two years. Don leaves behind his daughter, Jennifer Katz & her partner Jaime Malzman; son-in-law, Nathaniel Katz of Newton; son Steven Cohen & his husband, Bruce Withey, of Jamaica Plain; son Michael Cohen of Natick; their mother, Ronnie Lee; brother & sister-in-law Richard and Lynn Cohen of Newton; and brother & sister-in-law Alan and Merle Cohen of Southborough. Don was the loving Grandpa of Jessie, Sarah, Noah, and Hannah Katz of Newton and Jeremy, Aaron and Elizabeth Cohen of Jamaica Plain. Don is further survived by his devoted companion, Roberta Seligman of Natick, her children and grand- children as well as many loving nieces and nephews. Services were held on March 20, followed by burial at Temple Emeth Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dons memory should be made to Temple Emeth, Rabbis Fund, 194 Grove Street, Chestnut Hill, MA, 20467.


Published in The Newton Tab from Mar. 21 to Mar. 28, 2013