Published on August 17th, 2017 | by WMJledger



Hyman L. Cohen, 96, of Worcester, died July 28 in the Jewish Healthcare Center. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of Isadore and Esther (Applebaum) Cohen. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati and received a Masters Degree in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis. During World War II, he was a radar mechanic in the Army Air Force, serving in the European Theatre. For many years he was the assistant to the executive director of the Jewish Family Service and was in charge of the casework program. He then served as the executive director of the Jewish Family Service in Toledo, Ohio until his retirement, when he returned to Worcester. He was a member of Temple Emanuel Sinai, Jewish War Veterans and Worcester Lodge of B’Nai Brith. He was one of the founders of the W.I.S.E. program, the Worcester Institute for Senior Education. He is survived by four nieces, Phyllis Mellman, Sybil Klein, Alice Plotkin, and Margaret Nelson; two nephews, Arnold Cohen and Robert Nelson; and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Morris H. Cohen Scholarship Fund, Clark University, 950 Main St., Worcester, MA 01610.


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