Peggy (Margaret) Cohn, age 86, died January 10, 2012. Born and raised in New Rochelle to Edward Gordon and Ethel Branner Gordon. She graduated from Edgewood Park Junior College in 1943. She is predeceased by her husband, Maurice J. Cohn and her brothers, Gilbert and Donald. She is survived by her four children, Carol Cohn of Ossining, NY, Ellen Cohn of Manhattan, Jeanne Mirer of Brooklyn and Andrew Cohn of Newton, MA. She is also survived by her son-in-law, Franklin Mirer and daughter-in-law, Marcia Leavitt and her four grandchildren, Michael Mirer, Marisa Cohn, Elisabeth Mirer and David Cohn and by her great-grandson, Jonah Mirer, as well as her niece, Laura Georgakakos and her nephews, Toby Gordon, Richard Gordon and Thomas Gordon, her great-niece, Lydia Gordon, and her great-nephews, Conrad Gordon, Aaron Gordon, and Peter Georgakakos, as well as her friend of many years and sister-in-law, Joan Morse Gordon.
She put her family and friends first and everyone she met quickly became her friend. She loved reading, theatre, travel and bridge. She treasured and frequently visited her far flung family, including beloved cousins, knitting them together and sharing their stories with empathy and love. Her life was busy and full until her last year, including political involvement with the People’s Center for Peace & Justice in Ossining which she helped found and WestPAC in White Plains, NY.
Service 1:00 P.M. Thursday, January 12 at Riverside Memorial Chapel on 76th Street and Amsterdam Ave., NYC.