Deaths Death Notices
COHN, Ann Holland
COHN - Ann Holland Ann Holland Cohn died peacefully in Houston, TX on March 25, 2017 at the age of 90. She was the daughter of Henry and Regina Holland and attended Boston University and the Pratt Institute. Ann married George A. Cohn, M.D., who was a distinguished Neurosurgeon in Buffalo, NY. They were wonderful parents to four children, Kenneth, Thomas, Martha and Erica.
In addition to tending to her children, Ann devoted countless hours to charitable work and served on several boards and fundraising efforts. She was President of the Rosa Coplon Home from 1978-1980 and served as President of the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo from 1984-1986. In addition, she was also a past President of the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies and served on the Board of Directors for the Buffalo Seminary and Red Cross, Buffalo Chapter. Her relationship with Hospice Buffalo goes all the way back to 1980 as one of the organization's earliest donors. Ann joined the Hospice Foundation of Western New York's Board of Trustees in the mid-1990s. She established the Ann Holland Cohn Endowment Fund in 1996 and was involved in the capital campaign to build the Hospice Mitchell Campus in Cheektowaga, NY. Preceded in death by her oldest son, Kenneth, a doctor, author and healthcare consultant, Ann is survived by Ken's wife, Diane, and her children, Peter and Livie; son Tom and his daughter, Natalie; daughter Martha, her husband, Don and their daughter, Lindsay and youngest daughter, Erica, her husband, Jon and their children, Claire, George and Isabelle. Ann shared an interest in golf with her late husband and was a two-time Women's Championship winner at Crag Burn Golf Course in East Aurora. She was a highly regarded artist, with accomplishments in oil painting, sculpture as well as water color. She volunteered as an art teacher at the Jewish Center for several decades and received an array of awards in senior's art competition in Texas. Her artistic talent transcended to gardening and visitors to the Cohn's home on Tudor were always impressed with her exquisite flowers. She generously sent a bouquet home with any and all who showed interest. In 2013, Ann made the move to Houston, TX, at the request of her daughter, Martha. Prior to her departure, she was feted at a lovely luncheon by The Foundation of Jewish Philanthropies. The outpouring of support from her friends and many representatives from Buffalo charities meant a great deal to her. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Foundation of Jewish Philanthropies or the Red Cross. The family would like to thank the entire nursing staff of The Buckingham in Houston for their exceptional care, kindness and compassion.