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Barbara G. Cohn

February 8, 1938 ~ April 14, 2021 (age 83)


Barbara G. Cohn, 83 of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Coatesville and Malvern PA, died Wednesday April 14, 2021 in Sarasota. 

Born February 8, 1938 in Harrisburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late Edwin Garver and the late Claire Wolfe Garver. After graduating from John Harris High School in 1956, she worked as a legal secretary until she met her husband Sol I. Cohn. They were married for over 52 years.

Barbara was a creative, curious and competitive person who made being a wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and caring human essential to her character and happiness. She was a natural illustrator, avid reader and gifted chef. She enjoyed playing tennis, ping-pong, board games, especially Trivial Pursuit and Scrabble, as well as the fun and community that came with playing Bridge. She loved the art of writing and the power of words and was excellent at crossword and number puzzles. Barbara and Sol traveled extensively through the United States and Europe together yet were always glad to be home in their beloved Pennsylvania or enjoying their adopted Sarasota. 

Barbara was a member of the Kesher Israel Congregation of West Chester and the Temple Emanu-El of Sarasota FL. 

In addition to her husband Sol, she is survived by her sons, Adam Cohn, and his wife Lindsay, David Cohn, grandchildren Oz, North and Griffin. She is also survived by her brother, Edwin Garver.

Graveside Services at Haym Salomon Memorial Park will be private. 

Contributions in her name may be made to St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Online at: or by mail to: 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, Att: Tribute Processing. 

Arrangements by DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. West Chester 610-696-1181 


Private Graveside Service

Haym Salomon Memorial Park
200 Moores Rd.
Frazer, PA 19355

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