Jewish 08

Jacob J. Cohen

January 30, 1932 ~ August 1, 2020 (age 88)


Jacob “Jake” Cohen passed away peacefully at his home on August 1, 2020, at the age of 88.
Mr. Cohen was a native New Orleanian, graduating from Alcee Fortier High School and Loyola University, where he played basketball. He was an avid tennis player and sports enthusiast.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Bronfin Cohen and Sam Cohen, and by his brother Dr. Herman Cohen. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Gayle Manheim Cohen. He is also survived by his children, Jonathan Cohen (Jeanne), Nan Cohen MacMaster (Dan), and Joby Cohen (Darlene). He was a caring and beloved grandfather and great-grandfather to Braedon Cohen, Bryce Cohen (Genevieve), and Branagh Cohen (Dana), and great-grandchildren Rhett and Jolie Cohen. Mr. Cohen will also be deeply missed by sister-in law Rose Cohen, nieces Hannah and Rebekkah Cohen, and nephew Dr. Michael Cohen.

The family would like to thank his caregivers for the kindness and consideration that they showed him: Alida, Pam, Bisha, Leisha, and Gregrion.

A private graveside service was held on August 3, 2020, at Ahavas Shalom Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana. In lieu of donations, please buy yourself a sweet whiskey sour, double, and raise your glass to a life well-lived. To share memories and condolences please visit,

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August 3, 2020

7:00 PM

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Ahava Sholem
4400 Elysian Fields Ave
New Orleans, LA 70122

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