Jerome Cohen | Orthopedist, 78
Jerome Cohen, 78, of Ventnor, N.J., former chief of orthopedics at Rancocas Valley Hospital in Willingboro, died of cancer on Thursday, Oct. 14, at Cooper University Hospital.
For more than 30 years, Dr. Cohen was the primary figure in orthopedic surgery at Rancocas Valley, now Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County. He worked there from 1963 until 1997, his family said.
Dr. Cohen was born and raised in Atlantic City and graduated from Atlantic City High School in 1950. He studied pre-medicine at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa., graduating in 1954.
In 1957, he married Phyllis Friedman, whom he met on a blind date.
After graduating from Jefferson Medical College in 1958, Dr. Cohen did his residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans.
In 1963, Dr. Cohen and his family moved to Cinnaminson when he landed a job as an orthopedic surgeon at Rancocas Valley. A few years later, he was promoted to chief and remained there until his retirement in 1997.
After retirement, Dr. Cohen and his wife split their time between Ventnor and Boynton Beach, Fla.
In addition to his wife, Dr. Cohen is survived by sons Bruce and Mark; daughter Susan Elfman; six grandchildren; and a brother.
Friends may call at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at Platt Memorial Chapels, 2001 Berlin Rd., Cherry Hill. A funeral will follow at 1:30. Interment will be at Beth Kehillah Cemetery, Pleasantville, N.J.
Sat, Oct. 16, 2010 Philadelphia Inquirer
DR. JEROME I., October 14, 2010, of Ventnor NJ, and Boynton Beach FL. Husband of Phyllis (nee Friedman) Cohen. Father of Bruce (Gail) Cohen, Mark (Stacia) Cohen and Susan (Joel) Elfman. Brother of Saul (Janice) Cohen. Grandfather of Brandon, Sean, Justin, Samantha, Amanda and Andrew. Relatives and friends are invited Sunday, beginning 12:45 P.M., to PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc. 2001 Berlin Rd., Cherry Hill NJ, where Funeral Services will begin promptly at 1:30 P.M. Int. Beth Kehillah Cem., Pleasantville NJ. The family will return to the home of Sue and Joel Elfman. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society , 1851 Old Cuthbert Rd., Cherry Hill NJ 08034.
Published in Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Daily News on October 16, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Posted by Joyce Kavitsky at 10/17/2010 12:32:00 PM