SUWANEE, GA. – Doris Strauss Cohen passed away on March 25, 2023, in Suwanee. She was born in Providence on Dec. 28, 1931, and grew up in Newport. She married Irvin Cohen in 1955, and they lived in Hickory, North Carolina, for nearly 50 years. They enjoyed their retirement in Bluffton, South Carolina, and then moved to Atlanta, Georgia, to be near their children and grandchildren. Doris attended the University of Rhode Island and received an associate degree with honors from Caldwell Community College.
Doris brought laughter to all those around her every day and performed stand-up comedy for her family, friends and neighbors until age 90. She was also a gifted artist and fantastic cook and loved winning trivia and bingo. But family was most important to Doris, and she dedicated her life to raising her children and enjoying time with her grandchildren.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin Cohen; her parents, Gertrude and Conrad Strauss; and her brother, Richard Strauss. She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Faye and David Kahn, Gayle and Randy Podhouser, and Susan and Scott Grunwald, as well as eight grandchildren and their spouses, Michael Kahn and Kelly Trop, Andrew and Megan Hernbroth Kahn, Jessica and Tim Stephansen, Taylor Podhouser, Samantha Podhouser, Sydney and Colin Sernick, Bailey Grunwald and Zoe Grunwald.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Congregation Dor Tamid, 11165 Parsons Road, Johns Creek, GA 30097; Hillel International or the charity of your choice.