Kenneth Cohen

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Ken Cohen of Parsippany, NJ, died peacefully on February 12 at the age of 96, surrounded by his loving family.

Ken was born in Passaic in 1927 to Jewish immigrants, the youngest of five children. He grew up on a farm in Garfield, served in the US Coast Guard in WWII, and went on to lead the life of a world traveling salesman.

He was married to Arlene Cohen for 63 beautiful years, and they raised four children. He was a lover of food, fishing, football, Israel, and most of all, family. He is remembered by all who were blessed to know him as a man whose character was larger than life, and who made a lasting impact on so many lives. Ken's love, pride and care for his family, near and far, was above all else. He will be deeply missed.

Ken is survived by his four children: Shelley, Judy, Abby and Paul. He leaves a lasting legacy in his eight grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at SJ Priola Parsippany Funeral Service, 60 North Beverwyck Rd, Lake Hiawatha, NJ, on February 14 at 10:30am.

Memorial gifts in Ken's memory can be made to either Congregation Shaya Ahavat Torah, 113 Hawkins Avenue, Parsippany, NJ 07054 ( or Friends of Israel Defense Fund (

The family will observe Shiva at 39 5th Street, Cresskill, NJ, on Wednesday after the funeral until 9pm; Thursday from 10am-3pm and 7-9pm; and Friday 10-3.

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Funeral Service

10:30 am
Wednesday, February 14, 2024
S.J. Priola Parsippany Funeral Service
60 North Beverwyck Road
Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey, United States

Final Resting Place

12:30 pm
Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Riverside Cemetery
12 Market Street, Box 930
Saddle Brook , New Jersey, United States
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Kenneth Cohen

1927 - 2024

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