Obituary of Joan Cohen
Joan Cohen, 86, of Great Neck, NY, passed away peacefully in Denver on Sunday, February 14, 2021, with her sons by her side. Joan was born in Brooklyn, where she attended Tilden High School and studied painting and drawing at Brooklyn College. She was a highly-respected arts educator, having taught at Bayside High School in Queens, NY, where she was instrumental in the school being designated as an art magnet school. She also taught at Pace College.
During and after her teaching career, Joan owned an interior design business in New York. Clients often commissioned her to design unique furniture pieces and rugs. She spoke her mind, yet had a huge heart. She also was fiercely independent, traveled the world and loved the Big Apple. She frequently drove into Manhattan to attend theater, jazz performances, art exhibits, and dinner with friends. She particularly loved the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and taking her grandkids to watch the float preparations. She remained healthy and active into her 80s, attending the gym regularly. In recent years, she served on her coop’s board and re-designed the lobby and common areas, as well as exterior landscaping.
Joan is survived by her brothers Arthur Goldberg of Las Vegas, NV, and Jack (Katherine) Goldberg, of Lake Worth, FL; her two sons: Robert Cohen and Douglas (Sarah) Cohen, of Denver, Colorado; and four granddaughters: Gretchen Cohen, Morgan Cohen, Mackenzie Cohen and Emerson Cohen. We loved her and miss her greatly.
Services will be held at 1:45 p.m. Friday, February 19th, for immediate family at Emanuel Cemetery in Denver, Colorado.
Other friends and family are invited to participate virtually on Feldman Mortuary's YouTube Channel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (http://giftfunds.stjude.org/JoanCohen). Funeral arrangements entrusted to Feldman Mortuary in Denver, Colorado. www.FeldmanMortuary.com http://www.feldmanmortuary.com/.