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In Loving Memory of

Shirley Cohen

April 23rd, 2024


Shirley Cohen, nee Merkin, 96, beloved wife of the late Sol Cohen, happily married for 67 years; loving mother of Marlene (Dennis) Bargamian, Jan Dony (Jeff Bernson) and the (late Jim Dony), Larry (Joan) Cohen and Sandi (Danny) McCoy; cherished grandmother of Ashley and Ryan Bargamian, Justin (Jordyn) Dony, Jillian (Erik) LeClaire-Heinrich and the (late Steven LeClaire), Dylan and Matthew McCoy and her four-legged, furry grandbaby Buddy; adored great-grandmother of Hartley Sage, Austin James, Paige Marie, Brett Marlowe and Sophia Rose; Shirley was preceded in death by her brothers Doc, Nate and Maishe Merkin; treasured aunt to several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, in Shirley's honor for her great-grandson Austin James LeClaire, . Chapel service Friday, April 26, 2:30 PM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Interment following at Shalom Memorial Park. For information, including a link to view the service, shiva, and to leave condolences, or (847) 255-3520.

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Shalom Chapel Service

Date & Time Friday 04/26/2024 at 02:30 PM

Address Shalom Memorial Funeral Home
1700 West Rand Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004


Address Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights


Home of Sandi and Danny McCoy
3705 W. Enfield Avenue
Skokie, Illinois 60076

Following the service until 9 PM
Saturday 7 PM until 9 PM

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