Klein Branch mourns the meal lady

Nina Co­hen stands in the kit­chen of Klein JCC as vo­lun­teers pre­pare meals for home­bound seni­ors.

The staff at the JCC Klein Branch re­cently honored the memory of col­league Nina Co­hen, who died June 1 after a brief battle with can­cer.

Co­hen, who was in her 60s, served as the dir­ect­or of the emer­gency food and home-de­livered meals pro­grams. She was on a med­ic­al leave of ab­sence at the time of her death.

Fam­ily and friends joined in the Oneg Shab­bat cel­eb­ra­tion of Co­hen’s life. She worked for the agency for 10 years, lead­ing a pro­gram that pro­duces about 50,000 meals an­nu­ally for seni­or cit­izens who can­not pre­pare food for them­selves.

Co­hen (nee Labowitz) was the wid­ow of Ben­nett Robert “Bob” Co­hen. She is sur­vived by her adult chil­dren, Lor­in and An­drew; broth­er Lester Wein­raub; sis­ters Helene Wein­raub and Mar­sha Wein­raub; and grand­chil­dren Daniel Jack, Ry­an James and Mi­chael Aus­tin.

Con­tri­bu­tions in her memory can be made to the Mul­tiple Scler­osis So­ci­ety, c/o Pamela Co­hen, 5631 Han­over Drive, Pipers­ville, PA 18947; the Klein JCC Emer­gency Food and Home De­livered Meal Pro­grams, 10100 Jam­is­on Ave., Phil­adelphia, PA 19116; or Holy Re­deem­er Hos­pice, 12265 Town­send Road, Phil­adelphia, PA 19154. ••

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