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Marion Joyce Edelstein Cohn
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Birth: Mar. 2, 1931
Death: Aug. 4, 2005

Published in the Brownsville Herald, Monday, August 08, 2005

Marion Joyce Cohn died Thursday, August 4, in Houston.

Marion was a loving mother, grandmother and teacher. In many years of teaching, including more than twenty years in public schools and a community college in Dallas, Marion taught English as a second language to children and adults who came to Texas from many lands around the world. She loved her work and was devoted to her students, giving a head start to native speakers of Spanish as well as Vietnamese, Russian and other languages.

Marion was born in Brownsville, Texas, on March 2, 1931, the youngest child of Morris and Yetta Edelstein. She graduated from Brownsville High School, valedictorian of the class of 1948. She went on to graduate from the University of Texas summa cum laude and received graduate degrees from Southern Methodist University and the University of Illinois. Marion was a member of Congregation Emanu El in Houston and a lifetime member of Hadassah and the National Council of Jewish Women.

History became Marions passion on her retirement. She spent many hours tracing her familys roots and relations across the United States and the world. She traveled to her fathers hometown in Lithuania with her sister Helen and also researched and wrote articles for a Brownsville historical newsletter and the Texas Jewish Historical Society.

Marion is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Miles and Phyllis Cohn; her grandsons, Jeremy and Alex Cohn; her brothers and sisters, Ruben and Bernice Edelstein, Ben Edelstein, Arthur and Eunice Edelstein, Helen Silverstone, and Alex Sidelnik; numerous devoted nephews, nieces and cousins; and the hundreds of students whose lives she touched.

A funeral graveside service will be held at the Brownsville Hebrew Cemetery on Tuesday, August 9, at 10 a.m. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Marions memory to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Colonial Place Three, 2107 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201-3042, www.nami.org

Arrangements have been entrusted to Darling-Mouser Funeral Home, 945 Palm Blvd., (956)546-7111
 
 
Burial:
Hebrew Cemetery
Brownsville
Cameron County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: David Parsons
Originally Created by: GW
Record added: Aug 16, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11543630
Marion Joyce <i>Edelstein</i> Cohn
Added by: David Parsons
 
 
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Shalom, daughter of Israel.
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Rest in Heavenly Peace
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