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 Cecelia <I>Flaxman</I> Cohen

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Cecelia Flaxman Cohen

  • Birth 1916 Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 17 Nov 2009 Summit, Union County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Richmond, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 44661259

Cecelia Cohen, 93, of Manalapan, NJ, a retired bookkeeper and business owner who lived most of her life on Staten Island, died Tuesday at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ.


Born Cecelia Flaxman in Manhattan, she was brought to Tottenville as an infant and graduated from Tottenville High School. She moved to Dongan Hills upon her marriage and lived there until twenty-five years ago, when she relocated to Manalapan.


With her husband, Arthur, she had owned Handy Varieties on Richmond Road in Dongan Hills. She also worked as a bookkeeper for the former Uniforms by Ostwald in New Brighton. She retired in 1979.


Mrs. Cohen was an avid reader who enjoyed games and trivia challenges. She amazed her family with her ability to add a column of numbers in her head faster than someone could with a calculator.


A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she is most remembered for her commitment to her family.


Her husband, Arthur, died in 2004 after sixty-six years of marriage.


Surviving are her son, Dr. Burton Cohen; her daughter, Sharon Gruby; her sister, Shirley Horowitz; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.


There was to be a graveside service held today at 1:00 p.m. in United Hebrew Cemetery, Richmond.
Published in the Staten Island Advance on November 19, 2009.


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  • Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
  • Added: 21 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44661259
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cecelia Flaxman Cohen (1916–17 Nov 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44661259, citing United Hebrew Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA ; Maintained by Ryan D. Curtis (contributor 46858513) .