Marian McWilliams Cohen, of Bradenton Florida, formerly of Riverside
Pennsylvania, died peacefully Sunday, June 10, 2007 at Heritage Park in
Bradenton Florida. She was the wife of the late H. Bernard Cohen.
was born in Danville Pennsylvania on December 11, 1914, the daughter of
Arthur and Emily McWilliams. She graduated from Danville High School and
went on to earn a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Bloomsburg
State College. Mrs. Cohen taught both first and fourth grade in the
Danville Public Schools for many years. She also spent many hours working
with her husband Bernie at Cohen's Men's Store in Danville. After retiring
in 1980, she and her husband moved to Bradenton Florida. They celebrated 60
years of marriage in 2000.
Marian is survived by her daughter Donna, of Newburyport, Massachusetts, her
grandson Chuck Olney and his wife Sarah of Denver Colorado and her
granddaughter Betsy Olney of New York City. She is also survived by her
sister Regina Hartzell of Bloomsburg, PA and her brother Paul McWilliams and
his wife Eileen of Riverside PA. She was predeceased by her brothers Arthur
McWilliams and Robert McWilliams. She is also survived by nieces and
nephews all of whom were very dear to her heart.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 10:30 am at the
Jewish Cemetery in Danville PA with Reverend Robert Andrews of the Grove
Presbyterian Church officiating.
lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances may be sent to her granddaughter's
new school, Hyde Leadership Charter School, 730 Bryant Avenue, Bronx, NY
10474 or a favorite children's charity.
Arrangements are under the direction of the
Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W
Mahoning Street Danville PA.