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Marlyn E. Cohen

Marlyn E. Cohen

d. August 26, 2022


Marlyn E. Cohen (nee Golden), August 26, 2022, of Dresher, PA. Beloved wife of Mark Cohen for 68 years; loving mother of Michael (Deb) Cohen and Joshua (Jane) Cohen; cherished grandmother of Jennifer, Pamela (Mark), Alex, Rachel (Karthik), Ruthie and Leah; and devoted sister of Ann (Pete) Leisawitz.

Marlyn was born in Scranton, PA on October 13, 1931 to Hilda (nee King) and Harry Golden. She attended Penn State University and graduated from Marywood College with a degree in education, and graduated from Arcadia University with a master’s degree in education.

Marlyn founded and administered the Adult Literacy Program at Abington Free Library, which connected tutors to students for one-on-one literacy education. The Adult Literacy Program evolved under Marlyn’s leadership into an English as a Second Language (ESL) Program, providing community education for more than 20 years. Marlyn then helped Upper Dublin Library to expand its ESL Program.

Marlyn especially loved her family, teaching, and the game of bridge. She was a devoted member of Hadassah and established lifelong memberships for all of her six grandchildren.

Marlyn was an active member of her synagogue, Old York Road Temple-Beth Am, for 58 years.  Among other roles, she ran Beth Am’s Gift Shop.

Marlyn saw and appreciated the good in all the people she met.  And her great kindness was exceeded only by her strength.

Family and friends are invited to services at noon on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at Joseph Levine & Sons, 1002 W. Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA. Private interment at Mt. Jacob Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Marlyn’s memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice, or to the Jewish Broadcasting Service (JBS) at


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