In Memorial

Gordon Cohen

Date of Death: April 26th, 2020
2 in Iyar 5780

Obituary

Gordon Cohen, 98 years young, left us on April 26 after a battle with cancer, loving husband of Barbara, nee Tuch and the late Dorothy, nee Glasser for 51 years; beloved father of Gary (Bev) and Nancy (Don); dear step-father to Kerri (Alan) and Andy (Gina); cherished grandfather of Jennifer, Laura (Matt), Katie (J.D), Jeffrey (Melissa) and Michael; revered step-grandfather to Erin (Dave), Mallory (Robert) and C.J.; adored great-grandfather to Hayden, Brianna, Rylan, Slayton, Arianna, Miles, Emerson, Damion JR., Grayson and Jacob; caring brother of Myra (the late Daniel) Krangle and Marshall (Judy) Cohen; a special thank you to Gordon's caregiver, Doris for all of love and support she provided. Gordon was a men's clothing designer starting at Tip Top Tailor's in Toronto and then Michaels Stern in Rochester, NY. He moved his family to Highland Park, IL, and went to work for Hart, Schaffner, and Marx, where he traveled the world and rose to be the Senior V.P. of Quality and Design. He earned numerous awards including the IACD Lifetime Achievement Award, an appreciation award from the Menswear Division of the UJA Federation for his devotion to Jewish Causes, as well as many others. He was a true patriarch of our family. He was also a renaissance man who loved history and the arts. Other than family, he loved being a lifelong learner on any subject imaginable. Mr. Cohen was a WWII veteran of the Army Air Corps. Due to the pandemic and out of concern for our family and friends, services and shiva will not be held at this time. A memorial service will be held in the future. in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Shore Senior Center (nssc.org) For live stream zoom link of service or to leave tributes and condolences: 847-255-3520 or www.shalom2.com

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April 29th, 2020

 Jeffrey Goldman

Circumstances kept Gordon and I apart for far too long. When we reunited, however, I shared a special night with him where he caught me up to speed on all things Gordon. Story after story of fantastic escapades. We laughed so hard that night and I was blessed to share in his kind, compassionate, joyful and wise spirit. Few I've met have shared his zest for life, passion for the arts and love of family. That night I tagged him with the moniker The Great Gordino, which of course he loved, and I want Gordino to know that he will be missed greatly by myself and all that loved him.

~Jeffrey Goldman
~Grandson, Tucson, AZ



April 29th, 2020

Last trip to see Papa in February

~Jennifer Curley
~granddaughter, Colorado Springs



April 29th, 2020

We loved getting together every time he came to Colorado to visit. Here he is with our families in CO

~Katie Peck
~Granddaughter, Monument, CO



April 29th, 2020

Papa with Ariana and Slayton Katie Peck

Papa was always very involved in his great-grandkids lives. When he came to
visit, they enjoyed reading to him, and listening to him read as well.

~Katie Peck
~Granddaughter, Monument, CO



April 29th, 2020

 Katie Peck

Papa was always very involved in his great-grandkids lives. When he came to
visit, they enjoyed reading to him, and listening to him read as well.

~Katie Peck
~Granddaughter, Monument, CO



April 29th, 2020

 Katie Peck

We were honored to have Papa present our Ketubah at our rehearsal dinner, and make a speech explaining it’s meaning and significance to our wedding party. A memory we will never forget.

~Katie Peck
~Granddaughter, Monument, CO



April 28th, 2020

 Katie Peck

Celebrating his 97th Birthday at one of his favorite restaurants

~Katie Peck
~Granddaughter, Monument, CO



April 28th, 2020

Family photo 2015 Laura Pantaleone

Group photo!

~Laura Pantaleone
~Granddaughter, Castle Rock, CO



April 28th, 2020

Gordon, Matt, Laura and Ariana Laura Pantaleone

Finally found a picture with Matt in it! Poppa enjoyed hearing Matt talk about work and they would bond over the Cubs. They even went to a few games together over the years.

~Laura Pantaleone
~Granddaughter, Castle Rock, CO



April 28th, 2020

Miles Cohen and Gordon Cohen Laura Pantaleone

Miles and Poppa had a special bond. Buddies for life.

~Laura Pantaleone
~Granddaughter, Castle Rock, CO



April 28th, 2020

We loved that Poppa took the time to visit us in CO every year.

~Laura Pantaleone
~Granddaughter, Castle Rock, CO



April 28th, 2020

Gordon, Laura, Ariana and Miles Laura Pantaleone

It became tradition to meet Poppa for brunch at Walker Bros when we came into town.

~Laura Pantaleone
~Granddaughter, Castle Rock, CO



April 28th, 2020

Gordon and Baby Ariana Laura Pantaleone

Poppa was one of the first to meet Ariana when she was born!

~Laura Pantaleone
~Granddaughter, Castle Rock, CO



April 28th, 2020

Poppa and his granddaughters

~Laura Pantaleone
~Granddaughter, Castle Rock, CO



April 28th, 2020

Poppa loved having the entire family together.

~Laura Pantaleone
~Granddaughter, Castle Rock, CO



April 28th, 2020

Papa/Poppy Gordon with his granddaughter Katie Peck, her husband, J.D., and their children Slayton and Emmy outside Walker Bros Pancake House. March 2019. Katie Peck

When we came into town to visit, we always made time for Papa! One of our favorite places to go with him was Walker Bros in Highland Park. We love him and miss him dearly

~Katie Peck
~Granddaughter, Monument, CO



April 28th, 2020

A wonderful visit with Dad in Colorado. Nancy Curott

The memories are too numerous to begin to try and pick just one. He will forever be in my heart and I will miss him terribly.

~Nancy Curott
~Daughter, Colorado Springs



April 28th, 2020

A wonderful & generous man with his time & his knowledge of men's apparel. Gordon had a unique way of explaining the subtle details of apparel construction without making you feel so uniformed.
And Gordon had a wonderful sense of humor. Always a joy to be in his presence.
Rest in peace Gordon.

~Don Smith
~Worked with Gordon at Hart Schaffner & Marx, Dallas


Yahrzeit

Yahrzeit Dates For Gordon Cohen

Tradition directs us in the evening before the Yahrzeit dates listed below, the anniversary of our loved one's day of death, we are to kindle a candle in our homes as a reminder of their place in our hearts.

Gregorian Date
2nd of Iyyar 57814/14/2021
2nd of Iyyar 57825/3/2022
2nd of Iyyar 57834/23/2023
2nd of Iyyar 57845/10/2024
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