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Lloyd Willard Cohen

April 17, 1940 — January 28, 2019

Lloyd Willard Cohen, age 78, passed away on January 28, 2019 after a long illness. He was born on April 17, 1940, to Samuel and Betty Cohen in Berkeley, CA.

After high school, Lloyd served in the Air Force and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. One of his great passions in life was selling cars; in the late 60's he co-owned a dealership in Lake Mills, WI with Ken Bruns, called Bruns-Cohen Ford. In 1974 he moved to Madison with his wife Sally, where he worked at a variety of places including Smart Motors, Fitchburg Foreign Cars, and Zimbrick. He met his second wife, Mary Tipton, when he sold her a car. They married in 1984 and were together until she passed in 2014. Lloyd was lucky in love for a second time when he met Donna Parisi at his new residence at Heritage Middleton. The two have been inseparable since Donna joined his table for dinner one day.

Lloyd was an enthusiastic volunteer who shared his time and engaging personality with many groups including the dialysis center, the Verona public library, and the Moravian church. He was proud to be a Patient and Family advisor at the UW Hospital. He also enjoyed gardening, singing Elvis Presley songs, and he continued to buy and sell cars after his retirement. Lloyd never met a stranger and brought fun and laughter to every day.

Lloyd is survived by his two children, Jennifer (Richard) and Nathan, his ex-wife Sally, his brothers Stuart (Carmen) and Bruce (Claire), and his nieces Jessica (Michael) Palmer, Amanda Lapham, Jennifer Cohen, and Steven Cohen. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, wife Mary Tipton, and nieces Rebecca Cohen Schaffer and Richelle Cohen Levoy.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at 10:30 am at Glenwood Moravian Community Church, 725 Gilmore St., Madison.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Glenwood Moravian Community Church or Agrace Hospice in Madison.
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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Glenwood Moravian Community Church

725 Gilmore St, Madison, WI 53711

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