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David S. Cohen

December 16, 1929 — November 14, 2023

Vineland, NJ

David S. Cohen


David Cohen, passed just shy of his 94th birthday in December. He is survived by his son Jeffrey Cohen (Janie Cohen), daughter Alesia Shute (John (Cliff) Shute), and daughter Rochelle Petit (George Petit) Grandchildren, Michael Cohen, Johnathan Shute (Allison) , Corey Petit, (Rebecca), Scott Cohen, (Valeria);and Eric Petit: great-grandchildren Willow Evelyn Shute, Audrey Laine Petit, and Weston Reid Cohen. He is also survived by his longtime companion Loretta Mandelbaum.  He is predeceased by is wife Evelyn Cohen, his parents Abraham and Rita, his brothers Bobby, Charlie and sisters Joyce and Marcie. He was raised in South Philadelphia and moved his family to the Northeast of Philadelphia for a larger home and more outdoor space. When his wife Evelyn passed he moved to Silver Springs Maryland, eventually to Langhorne PA, and his final two years in Vineland NJ to be closer to his family.  

David graduated South Philadelphia High School for boys in June of 1948 and served his country from 1949 to -1952 during the Korean War as a Corporal in the US Army. He was part of the motor pool unit near the front lines building bridges and roads. David worked hard in the life insurance business, National Life Insurance/American General. He retired in 1984, he then worked in his own haberdashery business renting space in a store in Center City Philadelphia called Macar Mens Clothing. 

He and wife Evelyn raised three children and worked hard helping his entire family throughout his life. His longtime partner Loretta was a big part of his life, together over 22 years after Evelyns passing. David was kind, caring, and passionate to give all his children and grandchildren special gifts especially just for them. They were always in his thoughts and loved shopping for us all. He is remembered most for his famous Home Fry Potatoes, with everyone in the neighborhood and family rallying for him to make them. He loved to help all of his  children with home repairs, any kind of chore, and running any kind of errands. He will be missed by us all and appreciate all of the kind words that have been coming in. 


Contributions in his memory may be made to the Alesia Shute Foundation  at  or Venmo

The Alesia Shute Foundation @everythngsokaybook

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Graveside Service

Friday, November 17, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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