Dora nee Grossman & George Cohen, their three sons Kenneth, Jerome and Robert Lefrak City, NY #usa #general

Sharon Ann Dror

I have had NO luck... I hope someone can get me some new leads...

Dora nee Grossman and George Cohen both died after 1990 but I don’t have details of when and where. Looking for their tombstones. I contacted a number of cemeteries, no luck. I called many but these three went through their whole listing.... 
Mount Hebron NO
Cedar Grove NO
Beth David NO
No one in our family has contacts with their 3 sons. 
3 sons have no children to our knowledge.

September 6, 1910 George Cohen born in Manhattan, NY
March 5, 1911: Dora Grossman born in Manhattan, NY - it could be Dorothy or Doris for her legal name?

March 20, 1935: Doris & George got married in Brooklyn, NY
February. 26,1939: Jerome Cohen born in Brooklyn, NY
June 15, 1945: Robert Cohen born in Brooklyn, NY
December 4, 1945: Elaine Carol Auerbach born in Brooklyn, NY
June 21, 1946 Rina Frances born
April 1, 1948: Kenneth Cohen born in Brooklyn, NY
July 10, 1983: Kenneth and Elaine Carol Auerbach got married in Manhattan, NY 
Jerome and Rina Frances got married. Where? When?
January 2, 2013 Rina Frances passed away in Peoria, AZ - cremated
Looking for Dora nee Grossman and George Cohen of Lefrak City, Queens, NY 
White pages: George. and Dora Cohen, 94-10 69th Avenue, Rego Park, NY 11373
White pages: Rina Frances and Jerome Cohen 7440 W Vogel Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345
White pages: Elaine Carol Auerbach & Kenneth Cohen 30 Waterside Plaza Apt. 30, Manhattan, NY 10010
NAME: Jerome David Cohen
TITLE:Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Naval and Reserve
Jerome lives in Peoria, Arizona
Rina born June 21, 1946 and  passed away in Peoria, AZ on January 2, 2013 - cremated at Best Funeral Services - they relayed a number of messages to Jerome but no return calls. info@..., (623) 486-1955
I found her ‘ obituary’ on Best Funeral Services in Peoria’s website:
I contacted the person (Rina’s daughter) via email that left a comment to see if she has some leads to contact Jerome. We have tried all phone # and even Rina’s phone # - no good. Rina’s daughter Rebecca Capuchino) never returned my emails, calls and I contacted her family on Facebook, they all said they dont have contacts with her.
I have no information about him other than that he went to the Army. 
Went into the air force during Vietnam, worked as a photographer - 
Tried all the phone # to this address with their names - no longer in service. I sent them a letter - no response. 
Dora’s parents: Ida nee Poritz and Sol Grossman are buried at Beth David Cemetery, Elmont, Queens, NY . Sol’s family name was Klein. 
Dora’s 7 siblings: Edward Grossman, Louis Grossman, Bella Berger Newman, Rose Rudnick, Benjamin Grossman, Rebecca Kassenoff and Max Grossman. 
I don’t have any info on George Cohen’s family. I dont know if he had brothers and sisters? Parents? Cousins?
I contacted several High Schools: Forest Hills High, Hillcrest, Thomas Jefferson - no one has recognized them. 

Thank you 
Sharon Ann Dror - Burbank, CA


The Becker's Email

Try Facebook for contacting some of the relatives.  Also, contact the Brooklyn Public Library as they may be able to help w/ when/where George and Doris (Dorothy on 1940 census) died/buried.

Johanna Becker
Newport, RI


Some information about George Cohen's family, 

His parents Samuel Cohen and Jennie Rappaport got married in 1904

Apparently you a were wrong about his birth year. It was 1908 and not 1910.  His Jewish name was Joseph and this name appears in documents until the early 30s. Here are birth records for him and his brothers as well as his sister's death record.*&q.fatherGivenName.exact=on&q.motherGivenName=Je*&q.motherGivenName.exact=on&q.motherSurname=R*rt&q.motherSurname.exact=on&count=100&offset=0&m.defaultFacets=on&m.queryRequireDefault=on&m.facetNestCollectionInCategory=on

The family in the 1910 census

1915 census

1920 census

1930 census  (notice that family lives at 696 Watkins Str, the one that appears in his marriage certificate)

George Cohen died in Bronx on Oct 29, 1994. In the social security application and claims index you will find the number of his death certificate. If you manage to obtain it, you will be able to discover where he was burried.

Giannis Daropoulos 


Sharon Ann Dror

Thank you. This is not the right one. I contacted Riverside Cemetery in New Jersey for George Cohen that died on October 29, 1994. His wife is Bessie. This is the wrong couple. 

Information for Grave 64857 George Cohen

Location - Colfax Lodge

Map 191 Block O Sect 48 Plot  Row  Grave 163

Status E Internment No 57333 Deed 23435 Folio ORG 390

Date of Death: 10/03/1994       Age:83

Last Contact Name: Bessie Cohen

Next Of Kin at time of burial: BESSIE COHEN (Wife)



Information for Grave 59322 Dorothy Cohen

Location - Bethlehem Benevolent Association

Map 21 Block J Sect 42 Plot  Row A Grave 12

Status E Internment No 57436 Deed 23980 Folio  6363

Date of Death: 12/19/1994       Age:71

Last Contact Name: Sharon Wolff

Next Of Kin at time of burial: SHARON G SOLOMON (Niece)

Other Graves on Deed

     Dorothy Cohen


And this is not George as he was alive at our cousin's wedding in November, 1990. 

Name Joseph Cohen
State New York
Residence Place New York
Last Place of Residence Bronx, New York
Previous Residence Postal Code 10453
Age 64
Birth Date 07 Sep 1908
Death Date Sep 1972

Thank you
Sharon Ann Dror

Sharon Ann Dror

In the 1940 US Census: Dorothy, George had their first son Jerome -
They checked all George Cohen at Riverside and their sexton records - no match with Dora AKA Dorothy and Doris or wife’s name, sons and their spouses were on it and age range and year of death.
I am sending a request for both of their birth certificate to see if we can find George’s parents names and Dora’s legal name. It will take a long time as NY Vital records take FOREvER :-(

Thank you
Sharon Ann Dror