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Raymond Odell "Ray" Cohen, Jr
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Birth: Apr. 14, 1938
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Oct. 5, 2010
Washington County
New York, USA

Raymond O. Cohen

"Mr. Raymond O. Cohen, Jr., 72, passed away at home with his family by his side on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, after a courageous battle with Melanoma.

Ray was born in New Orleans, LA, April 14, 1938, son of the late Raymond O. Sr. and Allie Case Cohen and was raised in Brookhaven, Mississippi. In 1962, Ray received a Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi State University. On August 3, 1963, Ray married the former Shirley Love. The couple just celebrated their 47th anniversary.

Ray's professional career spanned 42 years in the insurance industry which began in 1962 as an adjuster for State Farm Insurance in AL. From 1967 until 1989 Ray was employed by St. Paul Insurance and he then transferred to Utica National Insurance Co. where he worked until his retirement in 2004.

A loving husband, father, grandfather, and all around nice guy, Ray is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughter and son-in-law, Beth and John Calogero of Utica; son and daughter-in-law, Raymond "Trey" O. , III and Diana Cohen of SC; granddaughter, Nicole Calogero; step grandchildren, John and Katie Calogero; sister and brother-in-law, Caroline and Ellis "Sonny" Passmore of MS; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Peggy and Charley Little of GA; two nieces, Debbie and Fred Woolf and Jennifer Passmore; two great nephews and three great nieces.

The family will receive visitors on Saturday, 5:00 - 7:00 pm at The Matt Funeral Home, 700 Rutger Street, corner of Mohawk Street, Utica.

Special thanks to Dr. Kevin McCormick for the care and friendship shown to Ray and his family; and Hospice and Palliative Care for helping them through this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. or a charity of your choice."

(Obituary, courtesy of Matt Funeral Services, Inc., Utica, New York)

October 07, 2010
Having worked with Ray for 16 years until his retirement in 2003 he was a pleasure to work with and a pleasure to know personally as well. A man deserving of the highest respect who gave the same.
Deepest condolences.
~ Dick Gaffney, Barneveld, New York October

Ray was always friendly and upbeat. Anything he could help you with he was glad to do. He is going to be sorely missed.
~ Joan Burth

Shirley and Family, Our deepest sympathy on Ray's passing. It has been a long time since our paths crossed in Columbia. May the memories of your many years together help ease the pain of his loss during the coming weeks and months. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Written by Tom Jones
2010-10-08 11:19:16 AM

Family links: 
  Raymond Odell Cohen (1913 - 1981)
  Allie Case Cohen (1907 - 1985)
  Infant Daughter Cohen (1934 - 1934)*
  Infant Son Cohen (1936 - 1936)*
  Raymond Odell Cohen (1938 - 2010)
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Caroline Passmore
Record added: Oct 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59655282

- Caroline Passmore
 Added: Oct. 5, 2013

- Caroline Passmore
 Added: Oct. 5, 2011
Missing you on your birthday
- Caroline Passmore
 Added: Apr. 14, 2011
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