COHEN--Professor Getzel M.
The Yeshiva University family is saddened by the passing of Professor Getzel M. Cohen, of blessed memory, a world- renowned professor of classics. Professor Cohen was the beloved husband of Sheila Cohen, revered father of Shifrah Wassner, Ephraim Cohen and Sender Cohen. Sender Cohen is an alumnus of Yeshiva College and a member of the YU Board of Trustees who, together with his wife, Tali Rosenblatt, is a YU Benefactor. Professor Cohen is the beloved brother of Avi Cohen, a grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle to many. Professor Cohen had a chair at Princeton University, from which he earned his PhD, and was a professor at the University of Cincinnati, where he taught until this semester. He was a guest lecturer at the Sorbonne in Paris and at many universities throughout the world. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends and students. May the entire family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. Yeshiva University Richard M. Joel, President Norman Lamm, President Emeritus
Published in New York Times on Feb. 17, 2015.