Irvin Cohen, 86


HILTON HEAD, S.C. – Irvin Marvin Cohen, of Hilton Head, South Carolina, passed away peacefully Aug. 15. He was born Oct. 27, 1930, in Lincolnton, North Carolina, to Gussie and Saul Cohen, both of blessed memory. Irvin graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi. He graduated from OCS in Newport and served as a naval officer for three years. He was in the ladies retail clothing business in Hickory, North Carolina. A lifelong Tarheel, he was also an avid golfer, sports enthusiast, brilliant businessman, devoted father and grandfather.


He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Doris; three daughters: Faye Kahn (David), Gayle Podhouser (Randy), Susan Grunwald (Scott); grandchildren: Sydney, Bailey and Zoe Grunwald, Jessica, Taylor and Samantha Podhouser, Michael and Andrew Kahn; and sisters, Madolyn (Dr. Ralph Geldbart of blessed memory) and Sarah O’Koon (Chuck).

Memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society,; or the Crohns and Colitis Foundation