Inez H. Segell died on November 9, 2018 at the age of 91. She was born in New Haven, CT and was one of five daughters born to Irving and Anna Herlands.
Inez was predeceased by her son, Dr. Jeffrey Lewis Cohen in 1990, her parents and three sisters, Selma Levin, Barbara Routman and Gertrude Strogatz.
Her husband, Jack Segell, died in 2004, was former Commissioner of Commerce of the State of Kentucky during Governor John Y. Brown’s term.
Inez gave her time to support a variety of organizations including: 20th Anniversary Committee, KY Center for the Arts in 2003; Inaugural for Metro-Mayor, Jerry Abramson, 2003; Honorary Chair Center for Women and Families “Women of Distinction” Dinner, 2002; Chairman, Gallery of “Women of Distinction” Center for Women and Families, 1999; Committee for Celebration, 10th Anniversary of Women of Distinction, 1997; Chairman, “Fanfara,” Louisville Orchestra Opening Night, 1995; Inaugural Committee, Governor Paul Patton, 1995; Women of Distinction Award from Women and Families Center, 1995; Chairman, Mayor Jerry Abramson’s Swearing-in Ceremony, the Dinner, the Inaugural Ball 1994, 1990; Chairman, Breeders’ Cup Gala (Barbara Mandrell & Bernadette Peters), 1988-1991; Board Member KY Center for the Arts, 1988-1992; Board Member KY Arts Council, 1985-1993; Board Member, KY Civil Rights Advisory Board, 1989-1993; Chairman, Governor’s Awards in the Arts, 1986-1992; Glade House II, in memory of her son, Dr. Jeffrey Cohen; Board Member, KY Show; Secretary, Prevention of Child Abuse of State of Kentucky; Chairman of “Candlelight Walk”, 1983; Opening Night Committee of KY Center for the Arts; Co-chairman, “Save the Mansions” Opening the mansion tours, 1983; President, Brandeis university National Women’s Committee, Louisville Chapter, 1980; Board of Water Tower Art Association 1980-1984; board member, Louisville Ballet. During the 1980’s she was a Board Member for eight years of The Guild of the Jewish Hospital and started the Barbara Fund, Chairman of the Junior Achievement Dinner, United Jewish Appeal Committee and Frederick Law Olmsted Parks Committee; and so many other organizations and events throughout the Commonwealth.
During the 1960’s, while living in Cincinnati, she was Chairman, Decorations of “The Angel Ball” for National Council of Jewish Women, Gift Cart Committee; Brandeis University National Women’s Committee, Cincinnati Chapter; and Isaac M. Wise Temple Sisterhood.
Inez is survived by her son, Dr. Richard Harrison Cohen, loving daughter in-law, Dr. Sanda Cohen; grandsons, Ross (Sarah) Cohen, Dr. Eric (Allison) Cohen and Reed Cohen; and sister, Vere Strogatz of Baltimore Maryland She will be laid to rest at the Temple Cemetery during a private service.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 3 p.m. at The Temple, 5101 US-42, in Louisville.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Temple, 5101 US- 42, River Fields Inc., 1201 Story Ave, Suite 215, Louisville, KY 40206 or The Speed Art Museum, 2035 South Third Street, Louisville, Kentucky.
Burial in The Temple Cemetery Section A6, Lot 53, Grave 5