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Dr. Ernest Cohen

Dr. Ernest Cohen

Ernest Cohen, M.D.
Age 86, of Doylestown, Pa., passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2024.  Born in Chester, Pa., October 30, 1937.  He was the son of the late Ben and Sarah (Gentner) Cohen. Beloved husband of 63 years to Elinor (Soll) Cohen. Special dad to Amy and Andy Schaeffer and Robert and Kim Cohen. Caring pop pop of Natalie and Sam Cohen, and Sara Schaeffer.  Brother to Norma and the late Sam Silverman and Renee and Stan Cohen.

Ernie graduated from West Phila. High and went to Temple University and Temple University School of Medicine, graduating in 1962. He then did his internship and surgical residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. Finishing his training, he was called to duty in the Navy, serving 6 months at Newport, R.I., and 1 year in DaNang, Vietnam with the 1st Marine Division. Upon his return he served 6 more months at Phila. Naval Hospital. He was an honorable officer, especially during his time in Vietnam, often operating on children in an adjoining village with cleft palates which he corrected when things were quiet at his base.

Ernie and his family then settled in New Orleans where he practiced at Touro Infirmary. He developed cherished friends, all of which felt blessed to have him in their lives. He retired in 2000, but continued to teach Surgery at LSU School of Medicine. Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, and he and Elinor returned to Washington Crossing, and then to Pine Run Independent Living Community where again, his friends were like family.

Relatives and friends are invited to Memorial services at Levine’s Funeral Home, Street Rd., Trevose, Pa. on April 3rd, at 12:30 pm. Internment will take place at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Route #532, Newtown, Pa. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Lewis Katz School of Medicine in Phila., or Pine Run, Attn: Scholarship Committee, 777 Ferry Rd, Doylestown, Pa., 18901.

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

12:30 - 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Joseph Levine and Sons Memorial Chapel-Trevose

4737 Street Road, Trevose, PA 19053

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Washington Crossing National Cemetery

830 Highland Rd, Newtown, PA 18940

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