Deceased Information


    Murray Cohen

  • AGE



    Friday, June 23, 2023 (Before Sunset)


    Sunday, June 25, 2023


    10:00 AM




    Meeting ID: 884 5049 6387

    Passcode: 675981


    Shiva will be held on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a minyan at 7:00 PM.

    525 Spender Trace, Sandy Springs, GA 30350



    The Cohen family is sad to announce the passing of Murray Cohen, age 80 in Atlanta, Georgia. He passed away at his home, surrounded by his immediate family after enduring Lewy body dementia. Murray was born  in Montreal, Canada and lived there until 1977, when he moved to Atlanta with his wife, Roz, and daughters, Elana and Pamela. 

    Murray had many talents that he was always willing to share with his family and friends. He was an expert in anything mechanical or construction related. He wholeheartedly volunteered his time and talents to many organizations, including The Epstein School, the Dorothy C. Benson Center, Woodland Forest subdivision, and many others. He was the first person to be called for advice and assistance whenever family or friends needed help with anything from fixing a car to building a deck. He arrived with everything needed to tackle a problem, whatever it was, and didn’t leave until everything was fixed to his standards. 

    Murray loved animals, and throughout his life had a special connection with all of our family pets. When he was young, Murray would bring stray dogs, cats, and even ducks and snakes home. Weekends spent at the family lake-house, which he built, would be filled with a cacophony of laughter and barking dogs. 

    He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 59 years (to the day), Rosalyn (Roz) Horovitch Cohen, daughters, Elana Cohen Yoels (Matthew), Pamela Cohen (Steven Fineberg), grandchildren, Sophie Fineberg, Bailee Yoels, Molly Yoels, Scott Fineberg, Levi Fineberg, Camille Yoels, and Brandon Yoels, sister Mildred Cohen Handelman (Oscar), and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents Sophie Schacter Cohen and Max Cohen.  

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  • Ramon and Jody Franco

    So sorry to hear of Murray's passing. We think of him fondly in his humor, imagination, friendliness and intelligence. he has left us entirely too soon.

  • Rhona Levitan

    Dear Roz, Elana, Pammy and your families, I was saddened to read of Murray's passing. So many good memories of being your neighbor in Chomedey, the affection my mother had for all of you, especially Roz, the joy she felt of being with you when Elana got married. Sending you hugs, and my deepest sympathies on your loss, and may your good memories sustain you in the difficult days ahead. Thinking of you with love, Rhona Levitan

  • Marcie Koffler

    Roz, Ilana & Pam, we are so sorry for your loss. May Murray's memory always be for a blessing. Hugs

  • Lou Fineberg and Jan Sciulli

    Our condolences. Murray knew how to get things done! I enjoyed getting to know him on my trips to Atlanta over the years. He had so much energy and an undeterred spirit. May his memory be for a blessing!

  • Bill King

    RIP, Murray. You were a good man. I enjoyed knowing you and I enjoyed the time we spent together.

  • Bernice Bloom Schmitz

    Dear Roz, so sad to hear of the loss of your beloved Murray. Deepest condolences to you, Elana and Pamela. May the memories you have be a blessing. Bernice Bloom

  • Bernice Bloom Schmitz

    Dear Roz, So sad to hear of the

  • Deb & Bill Nefsky

    As your long term neighbors, Deb and I send our sincere condolences and best wishes to the family on the loss of Murray. We fondly remember Murray’s devotion to our neighborhood and his keen interest in keeping it secure ,safe and always clean. May he rest in peace!

  • Rhona Bloom

    Dear Roz, my sincere condolences to you & the entire family on the loss of your beloved Murray. It is very hard to lose a loved one. May his nashema have an Aliyah. Warmly, RHONA Bloom

  • Milena, Gary and kids

    Dear Family, We are greatly saddened by the passing of Moishe. We are thinking of you and sharing funny memories of Uncle Lampshade. We will dearly miss him. Sending you all love and hugs.

  • Joanie & Howard Geniele

    Dear Roz, Elana, Pam, and family, Our deepest condolences on Murray's passing. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Joanie, Howard, Alex, and Lorne

  • Paula Joseph

    Dear Roz, Elana , Pam , and family I am so sorry for your los. I was so happy to see both of you in Florida this past winter and extremely glad that Murray recognized me immediately. He left a wonderful legacy for all of you , may the love and support of family and friends comfort you through the difficult time.

  • Jeanette Mckay

    Dear Roz and family,I’m so sorry to hear of Murray’s passing. we will miss him so much and be much in prayer for your was a pleasure to know him and he will be greatly missed. Love Jeanette Mckay and Family

  • Cheryl and Ed Finkel

    To Roz and the whole family -- we are sending you love as you mourn Murray's passing. May the good memories comfort you.

  • Riva & Andrew Toeman

    Dear Roz & family, So very sorry to hear this sad news. Please accept our sincerest condolences. May you be spared further sorrow. Riva & Andrew

  • Eva and Gary Beldick

    It is with deepest sorrow and regret that we learned of Murray’s passing. He was indeed a very special and giving man who was kind and generous on many levels. May his memory be a blessing to you all! He will be greatly missed!

  • Carol & Jules Shetwinter

    Dear Rox and Family, Sending our sincerest condolences on your loss. May your many happy memories of Murray forever remain a source of comfort.

  • Lucy and Opher Moses

    Murray will be missed in the Woodland Forest neighborhood. May his memory be a blessing.

  • Gloria Szikman

    Dear Roz and Family We are so saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved Murray. We offer our deepest condolences and most sincere sympathy. May his memory be of a Blessing.Gloria and Henry Szikman

  • Myrna Housefather

    Dearest Roz, Elana, Pamela, and family members, I morn with you the loss of a man who had hands of gold. He amazed me at his ability to tackle everything he encountered. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, Fondly, Myrna

  • Doris Goldstein

    It was always a pleasure to see Murray with Roz at so many Epstein events thru the years. He always had a huge smile and was a wonderful support to Roz throughout her Epstein career. Sincere condolences to Roz and the entire family.

  • Roberta Rittner

    Dear Roz so sorry to hear about the loss of Murray.0ur thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Roberta and Norman Rittner

  • Gail Solomon

    So sorry to hear about Murray’s passing. I always enjoyed the time we all spent together. May his memory be for a blessing.

  • Ralph Frank

    My deepest condolences to the family, most of which I have never met. Murray and I were cousins, but lost contact for many years. May his soul rest in eternal peace, and the family cherish his memory.

  • Gail & Barry Saloff

    Roz, thinking of you and your family at this sad and difficult time.

  • Lynn B Friedman

    Dear Roz and family, Murray's smile always lit up the room he entered. Your loss is the greatest yet the entire Jewish community and your Atlanta community share your loss. May he rest in peace and may you be comforted together. Lynn

  • andrea and richard settles

    Roz and family, Murray was the best friend and neighbor anyone could ask for. He will be missed and never forgotten. You and your family are in our prayers and may his memory be for a blessing

  • RoseAnn Gerson

    Dearest Roz, Sending you and yours our very warmest thoughts. You and your wonderful family will be in our prayers. I know how very much you miss Murray...may his name be for blessings. ?


    Roz, Elana and Pamela I am heartbroken to hear that you have lost your precious Murray. He was wonderful and will be dearly missed by all that knew him. I know he has left you with a legacy of memories that will comfort you and stay in your hearts forever. Sending you all so much love.

  • Molly Parker

    Dear Roz and Family, My heartfelt condolences on the passing of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. Molly (Recia’s Aunt)

  • Recia Gordon

    Dear Roz, Elena, Pamela and Family; My sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved Murray. It was always so special to see you both in Florida. May the many special happy memories you shared sustain you and bring you comfort at this very sad time. Recia

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