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Wednesday, December 7, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)
of Abington, PA, passed away peacefully on December 4, 2022 at the age of 104 years and 8 months. Loving husband of the late Jane Hammerschlag Kohn; father of David (Phyllis, deceased) Kohn and Ellen (Henry) Mishel; grandfather of Jamie (William) Seifert, Joshua (Rebecca) Kohn, Jessica (David Padula) Mishel, Daniel (Alexandra) Mishel, Lisa (Duane) Kolar, and the late Robert Cooperman; great-grandfather of Jackson, Wyatt, Everett, Elinore, Nathan, Olivia, Aiden, and Lucy. He will also be missed by his nephew Alan (Joan) Kober. A humble World War II Army veteran, Manny went on to become a Purchasing Agent for Blumenthal Brothers Chocolate Company where he enjoyed an unlimited supply of Goobers, Raisinets, and Sno-Caps during his days at the office. He then joined Spectra Graphics (formerly Forms, Inc of Willow Grove) as Sales Service Manager, bringing home scrap rolls of paper much to the delight of his grandchildren. For many years, Manny maintained an impressive model train layout covering three walls of his basement. His love of trains lives on among multiple generations of the family. He could often be found on the golf course well into his 90s. From Cousins Club bridge nights to monthly poker nights, playing cards was also among his favorite pastimes. As recently as three months ago, he could be found playing poker with three younger generations of his family. Manny did not miss out on the Wordle craze and took pleasure in figuring out the daily puzzle with Ellen and David. Manny and Jane, along with 6 other couples, were founding members of Congregation Beth Or, originally in Mt. Airy and now located in Maple Glen, PA. He enjoyed over 50 years as a member of the Beth Or Mens Bowling League, actively bowling beyond his 100th birthday. An extensive world traveler, he and Jane explored 5 of the 7 continents together. He was a long time resident of Sunrise Senior Living of Abington where he was held in high regard by both staff and fellow residents.
Though he had many great achievements, his proudest accomplishment was his family. His greatest joy was watching them come together in both small and large celebrations and gatherings throughout his years as patriarch. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Jewish Relief Agency, The Breathing Room Foundation, or Congregation Beth Or. Memorial service will be held at Beth Or in Maple Glen, PA on Wednesday December 7 at 11am. COVID protocols will be in place including required masking and social distancing. Mourners will also be able to join virtually. There will be no reception after the service. Shiva will be held virtually in the evening of Wednesday December 7 and Thursday December 8.