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    Josephine Cohen of Philadelphia, PA, died in her home on March 10, 2015.  Josie grew up in an observant Jewish home in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia.  She was an alumna of Girls High in Philadelphia, was educated at the University of Pennsylvania and became a highly accomplished occupational therapist. 

     

    Josephine Cohen of Philadelphia, PA, died in her home on March 10, 2015.  Josie grew up in an observant Jewish home in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia.  She was an alumna of Girls High in Philadelphia, was educated at the University of Pennsylvania and became a highly accomplished occupational therapist.  She held a Master’s Degree in Communication Studies, and worked for many years at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City.  She was on the faculty and Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy at Elizabethtown College.  Josie also headed alumni affairs at Harlem College, site of the Cohen Center for Dental Hygiene, founded in honor of her parents, Goldie and Abram Cohen.  After a long career in her field, she volunteered for many years at the Constitution Center and the National Museum of American Jewish History.  Josie was a member of Congregation Mikveh Israel for more than seven decades where there is an endowed chair in her name.  She was also a lifelong member of Hadassah, and was active in the Judaic Studies program at the University of Pennsylvania.  Most of all, Josie was a beloved daughter, sister, aunt, great-aunt, great-great aunt and friend to many, and a fun-loving adventurous spirit who enjoyed travelling around the world.  She is survived by her brother, D. Walter Cohen, nieces Jane (Martin) Millner, Amy Cohen, Joanne Cohen-Katz (Aaron), 5 great-nieces and nephews, and 2 great-great-nephews.