by | Dec 1, 2017 | Obituaries

Norfolk —Ramon Allen Cohen, 96, of the 6000 block of Newport Crescent, died peacefully on November 19, 2017.

Mr. Cohen was born in Vilnius, Lithuania and immigrated to the United States as an infant. He was the son of the late Julius Cohen and Celia Shulman Cohen.

Ramon grew up on Shirley Ave. in Norfolk and was educated at Maury High School and the Norfolk division of the College of William and Mary. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during World War II . Ramon was a member of Congregation Beth El in Norfolk where he was Bar Mitzvahed and married. He retired from Norfolk Packing after 52 years of loyal service as secretary and treasurer.

Ramon was preceded in death by his daughter Susan Cohen MacMillan.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years Rita Semel Cohen, a son Bruce Douglas Cohen and his wife Helen of Norfolk, six grandchildren Gordon, Sarah, Laurel, Boris, Sophia, Rebecca, and a great grandchild Isabella. He is also survived by two brothers; Jack and Harris Cohen, a sister Helen Laibstain, a son-in-law David MacMillan, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was conducted at Congregation Beth El by Rabbi Arthur Ruberg and Cantor Wendi Freidman. Burial was at Forest Lawn Cemetery officiated by Rabbi Sender Haber.

Memorial donations to Congregation Beth El, Jewish Family Service, or to a charity of choice.