Elthea S. Cohen

07/14/2014 10:21 PM |

Elthea S. Cohen of Southold died at her home July 13, 2014. She was 94.

She was born in Brooklyn May 30, 1920, to Edward and Adrian (née Godfrey) Riker.

Thirty-two years ago, she and her husband, Eugene moved here from New Hyde Park. They spent their winters in Florida.

Elthea was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Griswold Terry Glover Post #802 of the American Legion in Southold and was a watercolor artist.

In earlier years, she was active in the Boy Scouts as a den mother and then became an instructor to those wishing to become den mothers. She was the recipient of the Silver Fawn Award, because of her outstanding contributions to scouting.

Predeceased by her husband, Eugene A. Cohen on March 28, 2005; she is survived by two sons, Doug (Fran) of Rotterdam, N.Y. and Duane (Lynn) of Mt. Sinai; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was also predeceased by a granddaughter, April.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 15 from 7 to 9 P.M. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold. Interment will take place Wednesday, July 16 at 10 a.m. at Calverton National Cemetery, with the procession leaving the funeral home at 9 a.m.

This is a paid notice.

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