Cohn Miriam R. Cohn, age 80, of Minneapolis, a woman of tremendous spirit, died peacefully June 27. Preceded in death by her husband, Angelo Cohn. Miriam lived in Minneapolis since 1947, moving from Pittsburgh after receiving her Masters Degree in Social Work. From early work with the Wilder Foundation and under-privileged families in St. Paul community houses, through 40 years as a faculty member with the University of Minnesota School of Social Work, she led a professional life dedicated to the teaching and betterment of others. Professor Cohn taught countless courses in youth work and group work, served on numerous university, government and social welfare committees and spent several years as founder and director of the Minnesota Resource Center for Social Work Education. After retiring from her faculty position in 1989, she continued her active involvement in causes of social service and social justice, professionally and as a volunteer. In recent years, Professor Cohn gave special attention to the concerns of the aged. Professor Cohn was a teacher and mentor to many, a tireless professional who understood the needs of others and committed herself to helping meet those needs. The impact of her life will be felt throughout the community for generations. She also was a voracious reader and a passionate lover of music and the arts. Survived by her children, Anna (GideonStrassman), Charlotte and James (Dianne Neiman Cohn); grandsons, Eli and Lenny Cohn; sister, Bess Karelitz, Pittsburgh; loving nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the staff of Care Emeritus and the Sholom Home West for their gracious care. Funeral services MONDAY JUNE 30TH 2 PM TEMPLE ISRAEL, 2324 Emerson Avenue South. Memorials are preferred to the University of Minnesota School of Social Work, Temple Israel or the Paul Wellstone Foundation (no flowers, please). SHIVA 15801 Erickson Lane, Minnetonka (Monday and Tuesday at 7PM). Arrangements Hodroff & Sons.

Published on June 28, 2003

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