With great sadness, we announce the death of Sheldon M. Cohen beloved husband, father and grandfather. Raised in the Bronx, NY, he attended Stuyvesant High School, Queens College, and Northwestern University. He was a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, for 38 years. As one of his long-time colleagues wrote, “Sheldon was a unique combination of bluster and compassion, intellect and emotion.” He was a scholar, World War II expert, woodworker and amateur astronomer. His greatest joy was cooking for his friends and family and sharing his culinary expertise. He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Jane, his daughters, Sara (Brandon) and Jessica (Matthew) and grandchildren Emma, Ava, Juniper and Elias. There will be a brief Shiva Minyan service at Temple Beth El on Thursday July 11 at 7 p.m. in the library followed by a gathering of family and friends.
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