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|Ervin S. "Erv" Cohen, 85, Martinsville, died at 8:30 p.m. April 15, 2008, at his residence.|
Born Oct. 2, 1922, in Martinsville, he was the son of the late Alonzo Coda and Sarah (Parker) Cohen.
He married L. Lorena (Stevens) Cohen on March 24, 1948. She survives in Martinsville.
He retired from the Metropolitan School District of Martinsville in 1987, having been an industrial arts teacher and basketball coach for 28 years throughout Indiana and Martinsville. The last ten years of his employment in Martinsville, he was the attendance officer. In 1964, he was the assistant basketball coach for Martinsville High School. He never had a losing season during his coaching career.
He was a 1940 graduate of Morton Memorial High School in Knightstown. In 1949, he graduated from Indiana State University with a B.S. in education and later received his master's degree from Indiana State University. While at Indiana State University, he played varsity football all four years and held the long jump record in track and field from 1948 until 1972.
He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
He attended Calvary Heights Baptist Church in Martinsville.
Other survivors include three sons, Philip Cohen of Bloomington, Ric Cohen of Lafayette and Brett Cohen of Ellettsville; a daughter, Sherri Smith of Indianapolis; three brothers, Dewey Cohen of Florida, Charles Cohen of Martinsville and Bobby Cohen of Ohio; two sisters, Mabel Burns and Mae Goodwin, both of Martinsville; seven grandchildren, Erik Smith, Sara, Chelsea, Kensey, Alexander, Hannah and Quentin Cohen; a step-grandson, Brian Cousins; and four step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Warren and Jerry Cohen.
The service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Costin Funeral Chapel in Martinsville. The Rev. Reathel Miller will officiate.
Visiting hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral chapel.
Burial will be in Nebo Memorial Park Cemetery in Martinsville. There will be a military service at the graveside.