Susie Cohan, a Denver resident since 1969, passed away Jan. 5, 2012. Rabbi Steven Foster and Cantor Regina Heit officiated at the Jan. 9 service at Temple Emanuel. Interment followed at Emanuel Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.
She had a sense of humor that never quit, her loved ones said. Despite ongoing health problems, she visited relatives in Chicago and St. Louis every year. Loyal and supportive of family and friends, she was always an advocate for her daughter Julie.
Born Diana Susie Rosenstrom on Dec. 20, 1945, in St. Louis, Mo., she lived in an apartment above her mothers grocery store in Granite City, Ill. Her father was a postman.
When she entered school, the family moved to St. Louis. She was very close to her sisters Terri and Bette.
Mrs. Cohan moved to Chicago during high school to live with Terri and graduated from Bogan High.
Returning to St. Louis, where she earned certification as a medical technician from the Gradwohl School of Medical Technology, she worked at St. Louis Jewish Hospital and St. Johns Hospital.
On July 6, 1968, she married George Cohan. The couple moved to Denver in August of 1969.
Mrs. Cohan, George and Julie were active at Temple Emanuel and Beth Shalom.
She loved eating out with family and friends.
Mrs. Cohan is survived by her husband George Cohan of Centennial; daughter Julie Ann Cohan of Englewood; and sisters Terri Kanter of Skokie, Ill., and Bette Taxman of Rockville, Md.
Contributions may be made to Temple Emanuel or the charity of choice.
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