Around the Town

In the Cohen’s garden for Don’s 80th are from left, back row, Bill Paine, Ben Cohen, Andrew Kaplan; third row, Dan Cohen, Greg Cohen, Jane Cohen, Steven Cohen, Amy Cohen, Joanna Kaplan, Brian Kaplan; second row, Kevin Berk, Jeffrey Berk, Dr. Don Cohen, Judy Cohen, Dana Cohen Paine, Dede Cohen Kaplan; front, Sam Berk, Sarabelle Berk and Will Cohen.

It is always fun for us at the TJP to share the good news and simchas of those we have grown up with.
It has been an exciting spring and start of summer for Judy and Dr. Donald Cohen. A retired pathologist and cycling enthusiast, Don celebrated his 80th birthday in March with a weekend of family dinner parties, lunches and a Sunday morning brunch. Honored guests included his four children, their spouses, and nine grandchildren.
Attending were Daniel and Jane Cohen and their sons, Ben and Greg, from Yardley, Pa.; Diana “Dede” and Brian Kaplan, and children Andrew and Joanna, from Bellaire, Texas; Steven and Amy Cohen and son William from Arlington; and Dana Cohen Berk and Bill Paine, and Dana’s children Kevin, Jeffrey, Sarabelle and Sam from Plano.
On Memorial Day weekend, Don and Judy traveled to Pennsylvania for the high school graduation of grandson Greg from the George School in Yardley. Greg, a stand-out on the George School varsity golf team, will attend Tulane University as a Business major in the fall. Older brother, Ben, a senior at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa. , is a pre-med major and plays on the tennis and soccer teams.
The fun continued for the Cohen family last month when daughter Jordana “Dana” Cohen Berk was married to Bill Paine on June 18 at her home in Plano. Dana’s eldest son, Kevin,13, was best man, and daughter Sarabelle, 7, was maid of honor. Dana’s son Jeffrey, 9, was an usher, and younger brother Sam, was the ring bearer. Dana chose a fitted white cotton brocade dress with a straight skirt and cris-crossed strap detail over the shoulders and back. The groom Bill and all the male members of the wedding were formally dressed in morning suit attire consisting of black striped trousers, grey jacket, white starched shirt with stand up collar, and black ascot and stickpin. As maid of honor, Sarabelle wore a white gown fitted at the waist, with a full skirt composed of several layers of net. The bride and groom honeymooned in Arkansas.
Among family members attending the wedding were Dana’s sister and family, Dede Cohen Kaplan, her husband Brian, and their children Andrew and Joanna. Andrew, a recent graduate of the University of Arizona, is enrolled at the University of Houston, taking courses in preparation for the MCAT exam. Daughter Joanna, will return to the University of Georgia in Athens as a sophomore this Fall, where she is majoring in nutrition.

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