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Pauline Mechanic Cohn

Died on June 17, 2019 at the age of 100 while residing at the Jewish Home & Care Center of Milwaukee.

She is survived by her three children: Perry (Betsy) of Ewing, New Jersey; James (Pamela Martin) of Wilmette, Illinois; and Richard of Milwaukee; four grandchildren: Zaidy Rivera, Ilana Cohn-Gomez, Elizabeth Cohn-Martin, and Nicholas Cohn-Martin; and two great-grandchildren: Ariela and Kaileia.

A resident of Milwaukee, Pauline graduated from North Division High School. During World War II, she worked in Washington, DC in the War Department and later the Office of Price Administration. She continued working in Chicago for the federal government after the war’s end. Upon her return to Milwaukee, Pauline met and fell in love with Louis Cohn, a Marine Corps veteran. They married in 1946 and lived in Milwaukee where they raised a family, and Louis worked as a master electrician. Both Pauline and Louis were active members of Congregation Anshai Lebowitz; Pauline’s father, Phillip Mechanic, was one of its founding members. Pauline is the last surviving child of the seven children of Phillip and Bertha Mechanic.

Pauline was loved by many and will be missed greatly. She was a warm and gregarious woman who enjoyed reading, travel, meeting new people, socializing, and maintaining loving connections with her children, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, neighbors and friends, as well as many siblings, cousins, and other relatives.

Graveside funeral service, Thursday, June 20th at 1:00 PM at Beth Hamedrosh Hagodel Cemetery, 134 S. Dana Ct., Milwaukee. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Jewish Home & Care Center Foundation, 1414 North Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202.

Goodman-Bensman Whitefish Bay Funeral Home
4750 North Santa Monica Boulevard (414) 964-3111

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  1. Elizabeth Harris-Hodge 06/20/2019 10:59 am


    You have my deepest sympathy. May your fond
    memories comfort you.


    Elizabeth Harris-Hodge
    MATC Faculty-Local 212

  2. Wendi Halstead 06/20/2019 11:12 am

    May her memory be a blessing.


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