Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 11, 2018
November 7, 1927 ~ February 5, 2018 (age 90)
Robert Henry Cohen, age 90, native Washingtonian who
resided in Beltsville, MD, passed away on February 5, 2018.
Bob was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Lela Mae,
and is survived by his children, Lynn Cohen, Steve (Donna)
Cohen, Donna (Rich) Mahan and foster son, Danny (Donna) LaFoille; six
grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, sister, Dr. June Pollack and brother, Dr.
Bob was a WWII veteran, devoted Redskins fan and committed Lions Club member.
As a teenager, he worked with his father at the Times Herald Newspaper and sold
programs at Griffith Stadium. Bob received a BA in business from GW and owned
several successful businesses: Berwyn Esso in College Park, Laurel Western Auto,
Riverdale Exxon, and Chestnut Hills Exxon in Beltsville until he retired to
His happiest times where spent sharing his home on the Shenandoah River, camping
and walking his cherished dogs. Above all, Bob's passion and love was family and
friends, "fueled" by unconditional loyalty, compassion and integrity.
Services will be held on February 17 at Linden-Linthicum Methodist Church in
Clarksville, MD at 10:30 a.m. Please visit donaldsonfuneralhome.com for details.
Donaldson Funeral Home Pa
12540 Clarksville Pike
Clarksville, MD 21029