Susan M. (née Antman) Cohen
Susan M. (née Antman) Cohen passed away on Monday, May 24, 2021, after a valiant two-year battle against cancer. She was 78. She is survived by her loving husband, Ted, to whom she was married for 57 years; her daughters Missy Cohen and Stephanie Rubin (Robert); her grandchildren, Alexa and Lindsay Rubin; her sister, Hope Geller (Gregg); her step-sister, Judith Sachs; and cousins, a step-niece, and a nephew.
She is survived by her loving husband, Ted, to whom she was married for 57 years; her daughters Missy Cohen and Stephanie Rubin (Robert); and her grandchildren, Alexa and Lindsay Rubin. She also is survived by her sister, Hope Geller (Gregg); her step-sister, Judith Sachs; and cousins, a step-niece, and a nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Helene Sachs and Sidney Antman.
Susan was born in New York City, where she grew up and attended grade and high schools before moving to Madison, Wisconsin, in 1960, to attend that state's university. There, she met and, just prior to her graduation, married Ted. They subsequently moved to the East Coast in the mid-1960s, where Susan, putting her organizational and people-oriented skills to work, served as the president of her children's preschool, and later, a volunteer in their elementary school as a special-education aide. In the early 1980s, when Ted had the first feature on personal computers (PCs) to air on the radio (Report on Personal Computers, WTOP-1500 AM in Washington and the CBS Radio Station News Service across the US and Canada), Susan wrote and recorded several features that aired pertaining to the impact of PCs on society in general and on woman and girls in particular.
With her children entering college, Susan became the Executive Assistant to the president of the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics (COPAFS) in Alexandria, Va., a position she held until she and Ted retired to Langhorne, Pa., in 2006. There, among other activities, Susan focused her attention on supporting the work of Senior Adults for Greater Education (S.A.G.E.) and the Villas at Shady Brook over-55 community in which she and Ted lived. In her spare time, you would have found Susan tap dancing, working on a collage, digitally coloring all manner of photographs, and, of course, shopping for shoes. She also was observed, together with her eldest daughter Missy, to have jumped out of a perfectly good airplane from an altitude of more than 2 miles as the two of them celebrated Missy's 50th birthday!
The family thanks the doctors and nurses of Jefferson University Hospital, St. Mary Medical Center, St. Mary Rehabilitation Hospital, and the Chandler Hall Hospice Pavilion for the care and compassion they showed Susan and her family during the most difficult of times.
Joseph Levine & Sons, Feasterville-Trevose, PA, 19053, will conduct a Celebration of Susan's Life at 10 am on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. 4737 East Street Road Feasterville -Trevose, PA 19053, (215) 942-4700 (mask required). The Celebration also will be broadcast on the internet at https://www.levinefuneral.com/
(no password required). Private interment will follow in Washington Crossing National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a gift to S.A.G.E would be a wonderful and caring way to remember Susan in your hearts (https://www.beasage.org/