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(Died September 10, 2012)

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Eugene (Tweedy) Cohen, of Provincial Towers, Wilkes-Barre, died suddenly Monday, September 10, 2012, in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, with his family by his side. Born in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late Abraham and Sarah Gardner Cohen and was a graduate of Scranton Central High School. Tweedy served in the United States Army during World War II and was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with one bronze star, the World War II Victory Medal and the Purple Heart. Prior to retiring, he owned and operated Tweedys Mens store, located in downtown Wilkes-Barre. He was a member of Temple Israel, the Jewish Community Center, its mens club, active with the Jewish War Veterans, avid bowler for many years, and was a member of the former Agudath Achim Synagogue. Eugene was preceded in death by sisters, Frances (Frankie) Alinikoff, Ethel Schnable, Lillian Martin and brother, Lester Cohen. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, the former Molly Weisberger; daughter, Linda Hurwitz and her husband, Dr. Stephen, Shavertown; son, Alan Cohen, Kansas City, MO; grandson, Dr. Michael Hurwitz, Washington, DC and several nieces and nephews. Graveside Funeral services will be held, Thursday, September 13, 2012, at 11:00 am, at the Agudath Achim Cemetery, West Pittston, with Rabbi Larry Kaplan officiating. Arrangements are by the Rosenberg Funeral Chapel, Inc., 348 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. Shiva will be observed Thursday evening from 6pm to 8pm and Friday afternoon from 2pm to 4pm at The Woodlands Inn. Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Jewish Community Center, Temple Israel or charity of donors choice.

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