Zachary "Zac" Cohen
FUNERAL HOME
Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home
111 Skokie Blvd
Wilmette, IL
Zachary "Zac" Cohen, 20. Most beloved son of Barry and Ellen Cohen; cherished brother of Elana Cohen; treasured grandson of Stuart and Natalie Miller and Elaine Cohen; loving nephew of Bob (Sarah) and Tom (Elizabeth) Wippman and Susie Stoll; caring cousin of Sally, Michael, Sydney, Eric, Amy, and Caroline Wippman and Allison and Bryan Stoll; loved and cherished by all who knew him. He will be deeply missed. Funeral service Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2 PM, at Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home, 111 Skokie Blvd, Wilmette. Interment Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Zac Cohen Memorial GoFundMe, www.gofundme.com/zac-cohen-memorial, PAWS Chicago, www.pawschicago.org, or Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter, www.orphansofthestorm.org. For info: 847-256-5700.


Published by Chicago Tribune on Sep. 10, 2018.
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The Boy who stole our hearts that day ,so many years ago, it was a honor, to have helped him achieve his goal , build him his web site, and offer him the support that we did. He will never be forgotten , and may his dream live on forever as his memory will....
christopher Lake
October 12, 2019
I am watching WE and just saw your family. What a wonderful son and daughter you raised! Right now I am recovering from a bad accident last week, but as soon as I am better I will be happy to donate.

Be well.

Wendy
Wendy Schack
August 9, 2019
I, too was a Northwood Jr High School student
Brandon Molinari
Friend
January 22, 2019
Zac was my most favorite camp counselor at Banner Day Camp. Every day when I walked by him, he smiled and waved and said hi to me. I was heartbroken when I heard about his death. Best of luck to the Cohen family. I will definitely donate to Zacs Zoo
Brandon Molinari
Friend
January 22, 2019
really can't believe Zac's gone. He was a lovable guy, all smiles and warmth. I didn't know him well but I'm really happy I met him. it was a pleasure to know you, Zac. I'm so sorry to the family, your son was a wonderful man. his memory will be cherished. baruch Dayan ha'emet.
September 12, 2018
I remember Zak! He was a confident sort of guy. Had a nice smile. He enjoyed children and was looking forward to them coming to camp. Always thinking of what to share. So sad that his life ended. I think the kids would have loved to be as happy as he was. I am sorry for Zak's Mom
Nancy Hall
September 12, 2018
Zac always had the biggest smile on his face. I loved seeing him at Banner each day, he made the hard days better. He will be truly missed.
September 12, 2018
Although I didn't personally know Zac, my girls remember him fondly from working at bungee at Banner. He was always very friendly and funny. We are so sorry for your loss. May his memory be a blessing.
Kim Steres
September 12, 2018
My sincere condolences to all. Zac was so loved by everyone that knew him, and he radiated a beautiful joy that made days brighter. He will be missed greatly.
September 12, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Zach well but know that he was loved. My prayers are with all of you that you find comfort and peace soon.
September 12, 2018
My sincere condolences to Barry, Ellen and Elena. May Zacs memories last forever in your hearts. Im so very sorry for the loss and pain you are all dealing with. My prayers and thoughts go out to all of you in this very difficult time.
Neil Libin
Friend
September 12, 2018
My sincere condolences to your family for the loss of your love one. May the God of comfort be with you during this sad occasion and may his loving words at John 6:40 console your heart.
Z L
September 12, 2018
Ellen,
So sorry for your loss.
Karyn Lerner
September 11, 2018
This young man was my children's bus counselor at Banner Day Camp the last two summers. He could not have possibly been kinder, gentler, more playful or more caring with them. They adored him and loved starting and ending every day with Zac. My wife and I, in interacting with him multiple times over those summers, were always blown away by his maturity, engagement with and commitment to the children. This news is devastating and my heart goes out to his entire family.
-Mike Mazza
Mike Mazza
September 11, 2018
Zac was always the first to put a smile on my face during those long days of work. I could always count on him to make a joke or dance around and just make my life a little better. I was extremely devastated to hear the news and I wish I could've make it back home today. Zac, you will always live in our hearts and prayers. Sending my love to family and friends.
Lexi Brown
September 11, 2018
Ellen -
Words cannot express my sadness for you, Barry and Elana. I know how often we talked about our families, especially our children, when you'd come to my office and bring lunch to the staff. I know how much Zac was loved and will be missed.
I wish I'd known earlier so I could be there with you and your family today. All my thoughts and prayers.
Brad Greenspan
Dr. Brad Greenspan
September 11, 2018
Ellen, My heart is broken for you and your family! My thoughts and prayers are with you. There are no words !! Zac was a gift to you and you were a gift to him. May his memory be your blessing always!

Love and light to you all!

Karen Abrams
September 11, 2018
My sincere condolences to family and friends. May the God who binds up the brokenhearted and comforts all who mourn, sustain your family during this difficult time - Isaiah 61:1, 2.
Priscilla Lynch
September 10, 2018
God bless..you will be truly missed
Linda Carani
September 10, 2018
Zac was such a kind, wonderful young man. We will miss him terribly. Our hearts go out to all that knew him.
Gary Litvin
September 10, 2018
Zac was one of the sweetest and most beautiful people I have ever known. We are heartbroken at this news. We will be forever grateful for the time we knew him. May he rest in peace.
Allyson Szafranski
September 10, 2018
My heart felt condolences goes out to the during this difficult time. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this difficult time.
Isaiah 61:1, 2
cathy
September 10, 2018
My deepest sympathy at your time of loss. May the God of all comfort bring you peace and in time, more comfort. Isaiah 61:1-2
Cathy Martin
September 10, 2018
My condolences goes out to family during this difficult time. May you find a measure of comfort found at John 6:40 which says that soon we will all see our loved ones again
A B
September 10, 2018
Zac was a wonderful young man with a perpetual smile and good nature. I told him, "If I'd had a son, I'd want him to be like you."
My heart goes out to his family and all who knew this special person.
Peter Mead
September 10, 2018
Peter Mead
September 10, 2018
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