Joan 'Jo' (Cohen) Jaffee
Jaffee, Joan "Jo" (Cohen) 92, born and raised in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. Attended Northwestern University and the University of Minnesota. She lived most of her adult life in Duluth, Hopkins, Edina and Minnetonka. Preceded in death by parents, Alice and Louis Cohen; husband, Robert Jaffee; grandchildren, Madalyn Marquisee & Andrew Jaffee; and longtime companion, Dr. Harold Berris. Survived by children, Jay (Wendy Friede), Steven (Lynn) and Karen (Jed Marquisee); grandchildren, Alison, Carly, Jesse, Joseph (Andrea) and Michael; sister-in-law and best friend, Roslyn Jaffee; brother-in-law, Arthur Jaffee; and nieces, nephew and their families. Jo was a loving mother and grandmother. For most of her adult life she enjoyed playing golf, Mah-jongg, Bridge and attending concerts at Orchestra Hall. She also enjoyed working in the family businesses and volunteering. Her family is most grateful for the tremendous help and care provided by Katie Triggs and Mary Sandoval of Park Nicollet Methodist Hospice and the wonderful staff at Geneva Suites' Braeburn House for the comfort and support they provided her and her family during her last several months. Funeral service WEDNESDAY, February 13, 1:30 p.m., TEMPLE ISRAEL, 2323 Fremont Ave. S., Mpls. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Robert and Joan Jaffee Fund for the Hearing and Vision Impaired at Temple Israel or the Andrew Jaffee Cancer Research fund at the University of Minnesota Medical Foundation. SHIVA: Wed. 7:00pm, Temple Israel. Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234 hodroffepstein.com
Published on February 13, 2019
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