Richard Thomas Cohen, 81

Richard Thomas Cohen, 81

Star of David October 16, 2021 ~ 21 Tishri 5783


Richard Thomas Cohen was born in Columbus, OH, in 1941 to Bess and Sam Cohen. He loved and cared for his sister, Nancy Cohen (Chernoff). Richard attended the University of Cincinnati and Ohio State University and where he received an architectural degree. He lived his adult life in multiple cities, including Chicago, Peoria, IL, Memphis, TN, South Bend, IN, and Columbia, SC. Richard was an architect for 40+ years, his passion and pride in life. He was intelligent, hard-working, and loved joking with his dry humor. He was proud of his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrna Lee Cohen, married for 51 years. He is survived by daughters, Melissa Himmelman (Mark) of Portland, OR, and Julie Ciriano (Steve) of Louisville, KY. He is survived by four grandchildren, Rebecca Ciriano, Benjamin Himmelman, Hannah Ciriano, and Maya Ciriano.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 19th, at The Temple Cemetery, 2716 Preston Highway, Louisville, KY.  Donations can be made in Richard’s honor to  The Temple in Louisville, KY or Tree of Life Congregation in Columbia, SC.

May his memory be a blessing.