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Stuart Nelson Cohen
Passed away May 6, 2024, 3 months shy of his 95th birthday.
Predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Charlotte, son-in-law David Beckerman and sister Beverly Cohen Francis. He is survived by his Son and daughter-in-law Stephen and Stephanie Cohen, and daughter and son-in-law, Ann and John Germanow.
Eight grandchildren and their spouses: Daniel (Meaghan) Cohen; Rick (Stephanie) Beckerman; Emily (Michael) Scannella; Evan (Chelsey) Beckerman, Matthew (Claire) Cohen; Sophie Beckerman; Gabe (Sarah Horylev) Germanow; Jesse (Erin Dick) Germanow, great grandchildren: Alexandra, Benjamin, Lucas, Jackson, Penelope, Eleanor, Coby, and Griffin, and three nieces.

Nelson was a native Rochesterian, born to Albert and Pauline Cohen on August 7, 1929. Graduated from Monroe High School in 1947, attended Alfred State and graduated from Oklahoma State BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1952. Nelson was hired by Eastman Kodak Company upon graduation and then served in the US Army Counterintelligence Core stationed in Buffalo. While in the Army, Nelson met his future wife of 65 years, Charlotte Bloom. Known at Eastman Kodak as Stuart, his career spanned for 38 years. Nelson designed and oversaw the machinery that was a critical component of the making of film. As a result of his expertise Nelson traveled to every Eastman Kodak plant across the US and worldwide. Nelson was a 70-year active member of Temple B’rith Kodesh, serving on many committees in a variety of roles. Nelson also served on the Board of the Jewish Home of Rochester for many years. Nelson was a man of many talents and interests. He was a sports enthusiast both as a participant and a fan, never missing any of his grandchildrens’ games. His love of football led him to referee local Pop Warner and high school games. He was an avid golfer, skier, and swam regularly well into his 90’s.
Nelson parlayed his professional engineering and technical skills into a variety of home improvement projects, which after retirement from Kodak in 1986, led to a second career as a home inspection engineer. Wherever he lived, Nelson always donated his time and talent. This included the board of the Stonington Homeowners Association and most recently as VP of the Resident Council at the Summit at Brighton. Nelson and Charlotte traveled widely, sharing this love with their children. Nelson was very devoted to his entire family – his Wife, Steve, and Ann, his Mother Pauline and in-laws Esther and Raymond Bloom. Nelson and Charlotte’s love of the Finger Lakes led to the purchase of The Berley on Keuka Lake in 1985. This became the center of family gatherings, and fun and wonderful memories for his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Nelson Cohen leaves a legacy of strength, hard work, community service and love.
Donations in his memory: Jewish Senior Life (WEBSITE) and the Palliative Care Unit at Highland Hospital (WEBSITE).

A Graveside Service was held WEDNESDAY May 8, 2024 in Mt. Hope Cemetery. The family received WEDNESDAY May 8, 2024.

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