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04/04/18 - NNHS Newsletter -
Sandy Cohen

Sanford Alan Cohen
(31 Aug 1967 - 02 Apr 2018)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There is still more sad news today. Sandy Cohen, son-in-law of Norman Olshansky ('64) of FL, passed away suddenly in Sarasota, Florida on Monday, April 02, 2018 at the age of 50.  

   May his memory be for a blessing always.

From the Herald Tribune (FL) - 04/03/18:

                       Sanford Alan Cohen

  SARASOTA, FLORIDA - Sandy Cohen, 50, passed away suddenly on April 2nd.

Born in Utica, New York, he grew up in Sarasota, was a graduate of the Ringling School of Art and Design, and was Founder and President of Design Marketing Group (DMG) in Sarasota.

He was an avid runner, classic car and motor scooter enthusiast, collector and restorer. An active volunteer in the community, he was known for his generosity, wit, humor, and hard work. He was a devoted and loving husband and father and especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Lauren Olshansky Cohen; daughter, Camryn Mae Cohen; son, Spencer Isadore Cohen; parents, Eugene and Sharon Cohen; brothers, Andrew Cohen (Allison) and Randy Cohen (Caryn); and many extended family members.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 5th at 11am at Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota, followed by internment at the Beth Sholom Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the .

Published in Herald Tribune (FL) from April 3 to April 5, 2018.

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April 03, 2018
Dear Lauren, Camryn and Spencer:

Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. What started many years ago as a business relationship grew into a friendship. It was a privilege to have known him.

Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for your loss during this difficult time of grief.

Larry and Laurie Louvier, Carlyle, Illinois

April 03, 2018

Your patience, kindness, and quiet strength will be sadly missed by all of us at PPiTG. You started as a vendor, became an important part of our team, and will always be thought of as FAMILY. RIP, it has been an honor to have worked with you. Prayers to the family. Sandra Murray

Sandra Murray, Sarasota, Florida

April 03, 2018

April 03, 2018
Dear Lauren and family,

There are no words that can express the sadness that I have in the loss of your husband, your father, and an "old dear friend."

Hugs to you all.....
Jenny Adam-Cardone and family

Jenny Adam-Cardone, Brandon, Florida

April 03, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to your entire family. Claire told me today that she learned that Spencer's dad passed away. I'm heartbroken for you and your children, Lauren. RIP, Sandy.
Peace to all of you.

Nancy, Chris and Claire Critchett

April 04, 2018

My deepest regards go out to your entire family. You were and will always be an amazing man. Your time came way to soon. Thank you for everything you taught me, and the adventures you gave me.

Ryan Light, Bradenton, Florida

April 04, 2018

Lauren, so very sorry to hear about the sudden passing of your husband. There are no words. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this horribly sad time. May his memory be a Blessing. Fondly, Stefanie Warrenbrand

Stefanie Warrenbrand

April 04, 2018
So sorry for your loss, Lauren and family. Sandy and I have been friends and colleagues for over 20 years. I will miss him dearly.

- Lamar Brantley, Sarasota, Florida

April 04, 2018

My sincerest condolences for your loss. I'm so thankful to have known Sandy. He was a good man. God bless you and your family, Lauren.....
~ Geoff Womeldorph, Bradenton, Florida

April 04, 2018

Saddened by this news of Sandy's passing. I enjoyed my time spent with him at some of the Car Shows along with his brother Andy and his dad Gene over the past 30 plus years. My sincere Condolences to the entire Cohen Family ...
~ Wayne Stephens, Sarasota, Florida

April 04, 2018

I will miss Sandy's advice, his council, and most of all, his friendship. Lauren, please know that you and your family are and will remain in my thoughts and prayers.
~ Bob Fink, Englewood, Florida

April 04, 2018

Dear Lauren, Cammy, and Spencer,
So very sorry for your loss.

Jessica, Allison, and Olivia Wright
~ Jessica Wright, Sarasota, Florida

   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Norman and to all of Sandy's family and friends at this difficult time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

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