Morton B. ('Pop') Cohen

04 Feb 2020 | 08:02

    Morton B. ("Pop") Cohen, formerly of Twin Lakes, Shohola, Pa., entered into rest on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in York, S.C. He was 97.

    He was born on May 26, 1922. He was retired from the U.S. Army after serving 44 years with the rank of sergeant major.

    He served in World War II in the Pacific and Burma with Merrill's Marauders and in the Korean War and Vietnam War as support command. He then spent 10 years in the Pennsylvania Forestry Service and many more as fire police for several companies.

    He was grand master for the Staten Island Masonic Lodge and the Port Jervis Lodge.

    He worked for Bell Labs in Holmdel, N.J., for several years and helped build the circuit boards for the 1960s World's Fair. He was a master electrician and stayed involved in the field from ham radio operator to computer repair.

    He was also a ski and skating instructor and a model railroad enthusiast.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Lois Cohen; son Robert Francis Cohen; and grandson George Cohen.

    He is survived by his sons Ronald Cohen and his wife, Michelle, of Manchester, Tenn., Russell Cohen and his wife, Terese, of Shohola, Pa., and his daughter, Elizabeth Blazejewski and her husband, Frank, of York, S.C.; brother, Irwin and his wife, Gloria, of Riveredge, N.J.; his beloved grandchildren, Leo Cohen, Daniel Blazejewski, Allyson Blazejewski, Emily Cohen, Timothy Cohen, Jeffrey Young, Scott Young, Noelle Young, and Russell Young; great-grandchilren, Jeffrey Young, Finley Young, Jimmy Young, Travis Young, and Carter Young; and his precious cat, Pumpkin.

    A celebration of life service will be held by the family at a later date.