Phyllis S. Cohen

Phyllis Sara Cohen, of East Lansing, MI, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at the age of 77.

Phyllis was born on March 13, 1942, in Detroit, MI, to Anne and David Kaplowitz. She graduated from East Lansing High School and co-owned and managed the family businesses — Jerry Cohen Photography and Invitations by Phyllis — for over 30 years.  Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Enid Kaplowitz; husband, Jerry Cohen; and daughter, Lori.

She is survived by her children, Renee (Matt) Goodwin, Matthew (Shannon) Cohen; five grandchildren: Juliana, Evan, & Asher Cohen, and Jory & Lainie Goodwin; her sister, Roslyn Covey; and brother, Mark Kaplowitz.

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 1924 Coolidge Road, East Lansing, with interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jerry Cohen Photography Fund at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

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Joan P Durling
September 29, 2019 at 2:26 pm

Phyllis was such a good friend to all. Everyone at Brookdale will miss her. She was such a fighter. I am glad she is at peace.

Betsy Prescott
September 29, 2019 at 4:39 pm

Sorry for the lost of a beautiful person,
Who smiled a lot laughed a lot and enjoyed life.
Phyllis May you Rest In Peace

Mary Schwartz
September 29, 2019 at 5:05 pm

Renee and Matthew, We loved your Mom Pat, Chris, and will miss her greatly.

Ralph D. VanLoton
September 30, 2019 at 7:12 pm

In the short time that I knew Phyllis, she was one of the most fun people that I have ever met.

Judy Teegardin
October 1, 2019 at 5:39 pm

Phyllis was a fun and wonderful friend. Knew her way back in High School. Rest in Peace!! Prayers to the family!

Becky Shinevar
October 2, 2019 at 11:57 am

Matt and Shannon, our thoughts and prayers are with you.


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