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Rosella Shirley Stein Cohen, age 96, of Lake Mary, passed away at her residence at Oakmonte Village at Lake Mary, on Thursday, April 26, 2018. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., she was one of four children born to the late Isaac and Anna Goodman Stein on Oct. 9, 1921. Rosella was a high school graduate and attended university for a time before graduating from business school. While in high school, she met Herbert Cohen, the man who would ultimately become her husband and life-long partner for over 64 years, until his passing in July 2007.

Rosella devoted her life to her family, which grew to encompass four generations. She and Herb relocated to the Orlando area in 1975, moving from Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh. For a time, they were members of Congregation Ohev Shalom.

In addition to her parents, Rosella was predeceased by her sister, Sylvia and her brothers, Jack and Leon. Rosella is survived by her children—Jay (Julia) Cohen, Dennis (Christie) Cohen, Sarilee Grossman (Brent Adamson), Nathalie Hoffman Cohen (Bob Ditchey) and Beverly Kosen; her grandchildren—Gregory (Alex), Marissa (Adrian), Jenny (Eric), Justin, Mallory, Marni (John) and the late Jill Cohen; and her great-grandchildren—Tessa, Zachary, Cameron, Isabella, Isla, Vance and Simon.

A funeral service was held at the Pavilion at Ohev Shalom Cemetery with Rabbi Arnold Siegel officiating. In memory of Rosella S. Cohen, the family requests contributions to Jewish Family Services, 2100 Lee Road, Winter Park 32789.

Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel. 640 Lee Road, Orlando 32810. 407-599-1180.


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