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Donald Robert Cohen
August 21, 1939 ~ January 2, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Slingerlands - Donald Robert Cohen, 84 of Slingerlands, New York died on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at the Shaker Place Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Colonie,
Donald was born in Albany, NY and was a lifelong resident. He was the son of the late Harry and Rose Chirlin Cohen. He was a graduate of Albany High School and received his Bachelors, master's and PhD degrees from SUNY Albany. Donald had also earned his Doctor of Education Degree as well. He taught math at Guilderland Middle School as well as Guilderland High School. He retired in 1995 from SUNY Cobleskill where he taught for 35 years. Don was a life member of Congregation Ohav Shalom in Albany and was a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame at SUNY Albany where he held 2 unbroken records. He had been President of the NYS Mathematics Association and was the author of 3 math textbooks and also edited many articles. Don enjoyed sailing, tennis and golf and was an avid bridge player. He also ran in 2 marathons.
Donald is survived by his loving wife, Lenore (Lennie) Cohen, and was predeceased by his loving wife of 48 years, Susan Gersten Cohen He is survived by his children, Bonnie Fenner and her husband Rick of Clinton, NY, Amy Wendt (the late Steven Wendt) of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and Jeffrey Cohen and his wife Brenda of Austin, Texas. Stepfather of Lisa Engelhardt and her husband, Jeff of Pittstown, New Jersey and Brian Gitnik and his wife Stephanie of West Harrison, New York. Loving brother of Beverly –Cohen Champagne and her husband, Robert of Albany. Uncle of Karl Beil, Heather Benno, Adina Benno and Dara Benno. Grandfather of Miguel, Marissa and David Fenner, Joshua Murray and his wife Kristi, Jessica Murray, Eden, Regan, Haylen and Taryn Cohen. Holden, and Griffin Engelhardt, Briana, Alex and Maya Gitnik. Great grandfather of Bellamy Fenner.
Services at the Levine Memorial Chapel, 649 Washington Avenue Albany on Thursday, January 4, 2024, at 10:30am. Interment will follow in the Ohav Shalom Cemetery on Church Road in Guilderland, NY. Those wishing to remember Donald in a special way may make a memorial donation to Congregation Ohav Shalom , 113 New Krumkill Road, Albany, NY 12208. The period of mourning will be held on Thursday evening at the Cohen residence, 4024 Chaucer Place in Slingerlands, NY and on Saturday and Sunday evenings at the home of Beverly and Robert Champagne, 450 West Lawrence Street in Albany.