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HORACE JEROME COHEN (published on May 06, 2009)



HORACE JEROME COHEN Horace Jerome Cohen died on May 4, 2009, at his home in Washington, D.C. A Commerce graduate from the University of Manitoba, he enjoyed a long and successful career in business. Mr. Cohen was chief executive of Economy Textile Supply Co.; Cuddly Toy Manufacturing Co.; and Manitoba Tent and Awning Co., later Manta Industries, a family business founded by his father. His partner was the late Melvin Guberman, husband of Jerome's sister the late Merle Guberman. Jerome was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on January 27, 1922 where he lived for 83 years. Active in the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity, he met his future wife, Frances Helen Lyon, at a fraternity convention. Jerome was involved in civic and community life. He served as president of Shaarey Zedek Synagogue and on the board of many other Jewish organizations. As had his father, he served as president of Glendale Country Club. He campaigned ardently for the Liberal Party. Tickling the fancy of this prickly and principled man: Snoopy and the Peanuts gang, Gilbert and Sullivan, Gimli, ping pong, poker night, apple pancakes, Belgian waffles, wordplay, tennis, tinkling piano keys; Fawlty Towers, Maxwell Smart, Hieronymus Bosch; cashews, ice cream, chocolate; and tending to his vegetable garden. We celebrate his life. In addition to Fran, his wife of 58 years, he is survived by his daughters, Paula and Roberta (Bobbi), his son-in-law Richard Ciera, and sister-in-law Pauline Guld. Beloved by his nieces Anne Guld (Greg) and Connie Guberman (Kapri); his nephews Joel Guberman, Barry Guld (Traudi), Michael Guld (Alli), Thomas Guld (Michelyn); his 13 great nieces and nephews Leah, Danielle, Enrico, Noah, Aria, Max, Isaac, Aidan, Tovah, Zachary, Jonathan (Aiisson), Meredith, Sarah; and by Trotsky. Contributions can be made to Canadian Technion Society at: (416)789-4545 or (800)935-8864


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