Dr. Alvin I. Cohen, 87, of Easthampton, died Feb. 28 at his home. He was the husband of Shirley (Weiss) Cohen. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late David and Sophie (Banks) Cohen. He was a 1955 graduate of Northeastern University receiving a B.A. degree in Psychology. His advanced graduate work was done at Southern Illinois University where he earned a Masters in Psychology and Rehabilitation Counseling in 1957 and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 1960. He moved to Northampton in 1961. Early in his career he was a psychologist at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Leeds. In 1965 he began teaching at Westfield State College and for many years was director of the College Counseling Center. He became a professor and taught for r 32. He was also a consulting psychotherapist for many years at the Mental Health Clinic in Holyoke and at the outpatient clinic of the former Northampton State Hospital. In 1969 he established a private practice of psychotherapy for adolescents, adults and couples in Northampton, from which he retired in 1997. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Judith (Joseph) Danna of Hanover N.H., Lisa Cohen (Bernard Smith) of Bronx N.Y., and Sharon (Mark) Priven of Albany, Calif; and seven grandchildren, Misha, Shevi, Gabi, David, Morgan, Sam and Miriam. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cooley Dickinson VNA and Hospice, PO Box 329, Northampton MA 01061. ASCHER-ZIMMERMAN FUNERAL HOME


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