Leo Cohen

Obituary of Leo Cohen

Leo Cohen, age 97, of Albany, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Leo was born and raised in Boston, then graduated from Tufts University with a Masters in chemistry. He was an army veteran, serving as a medical technician.

Leo founded Mercury Refining, a metals recycler, in 1955, and was very active in the business until recently. He also taught science in the Schenectady School System for almost 20 years. He was a member of Temple Israel. He enjoyed playing tennis and watching the Red Sox.

Leo was married to Aida Weiss Cohen until her passing in 1979. He is survived by his son, David Cohen (Nadine) of Latham and his cherished grandson, Jason, as well as special friend Virginia Burg. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews in the greater Boston area. He was predeceased by his sisters, Sylvia Goldberg and Mae Drazin.

Those wishing to remember Leo in a special way may make a memorial contribution to the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center, 180 Washington Avenue Ext., Albany, NY 12203.

Services at the Levine Memorial Chapel, 649 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 1:00 PM. Interment will be held at 12:45 pm on Sunday, April 19, 2015 in the family plot at the Sharon Memorial Park in Sharon, MA.