Funeral Details

Sara Cohn

September 7, 1955 - October 2, 2021


Date and Time

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 12:30 PM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Rabbi Rachel Weiss
Cantor Howard Friedland
Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation


Shalom Memorial Park
1700 West Rand Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
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Cohn Residence
8033 North Tripp Avenue
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Tuesday through Thursday
Saturday through Monday
Each evening from 5PM to 8PM
with Minyan at 6:30PM

Memorial Contributions

Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation
303 Dodge Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60202
American Cancer Society
PO Box 10393
Chicago, Illinois 60610
Wright Way Shelter
5915 Lincoln Avenue
Morton Grove, Illinois 60053


Sara Cohn, nee Hurwitz, age 66, passed away on October 2, at home surrounded by family after a valiant 6 ½ year battle with cancer. Loving wife of Stanley. Cherished mother of Rachel (Andrew Ash) Cohn and Jacob Cohn. Proud grandmother of Aryeh. Dear sister of Judith (Andrew) Winston and Michael (Beverly) Hurwitz. Fond aunt, great aunt, and cousin of many. Great lover of pets, especially dogs. Sara was a woman of incredible kindness and caring to all she met and was a dedicated School Psychologist with an innate ability to connect with children of all ages. One of her greatest joys was making everyone and anyone feel welcome in her home. She was adored by all who knew her. Service Tuesday, 10 AM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd. (at Niles Center Road) Skokie. Interment Shalom Memorial Park to follow. To attend the funeral live stream please visit our website. Memorials in her memory to Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, 303, Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL 60202,, American Cancer Society, PO Box 10393, Chicago, IL 60610, or Wright Way Shelter, 5915 Lincoln Ave, Morton Grove, IL 60053 Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals-Skokie Chapel 847.229.8822,


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Stan - I have know you only for a short time and only through zoom. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Sandy Alper
October 4, 2021
Stan and Family,

Kim and I just wanted to send along our condolences. We were very sad to hear the news about Sara. She was one of the kindest individuals that we ever met. She was always such a generous person and made us feel so welcome whenever we would attend one of the parties at your home. She always seemed so happy and was just an absolute pleasure to be around. Please know that we are thinking about you and your family and will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

John and Kim Dean

John Dean
October 4, 2021
Stan, Gail and I send our deepest regrets to you and your family. May you all find joy in the memories of her presence then and now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dennis

Dennis Meritt
October 4, 2021
Dear Stan and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Sara was such a warm, welcoming person, who made everyone comfortable, and I particularly treasure the relaxing fun time I had with her at the annual Super Bowl parties your family hosted.
Sincerest condolences,
Kenshu Shimada and Family

Kenshu Shimada
October 4, 2021
Dear Stan and Family,
I didn't get to spend much time with Sara, but it was enough to realize how much kindness and generosity she brought to this world. Our deepest condolences to you, your family, and everyone that knew her. May her memory be a blessing.

Eric, Melanie and Lincoln Norstrom

Eric Norstrom
October 5, 2021
My wife and I extend our deepest condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Manny Schenk
October 5, 2021
What a beautiful service and tribute to Sara. Your words were so powerful and loving. Thank you for sharing her with us in life and in death.

Emily Harris
October 5, 2021
Dear Family, Sara was so special to so many and she made a difference in so many lives. May her memory always bring a smile to your soul and all who knew her

Allison Goldsmith
October 5, 2021
Dear Stan and Family,

I was so saddened to learn of the passing of Sara. I want to express my deepest condolences to you, your children and family. May her memory bring you solace and comfort.

Stephen Zvolner
October 5, 2021