LOWVILLE – Alexander Norman “Alex” Cohen, 63, of State Route 12, passed away on Saturday evening, November 10, 2012, at Lewis County General Hospital with family and friends at his side.
Alex was born on February 7, 1949, in Westchester County, the son of Isaac and Betty Soloff Cohen. He attended the Oneida-Lewis ARC day program in Turin and lived in a family care home with his mother-figure, Ava Colwell and his best friend Ricky Harwood for the past 28 years.
Alex was a member of the Bethel Nazarene Church in Lowville. He also attended Delta Lake Bible Camp in Rome and vacation bible school at his church yearly. He enjoyed dancing, bowling, traveling and Sunday school. Alex loved to make people laugh and will be sadly missed by many.
In addition to Mrs. Colwell and Ricky Harwood, Alex is survived by Bill Colwell of Concord, NC and Peter Colwell of Lowville. His father-figure Randy Colwell died before him.
Funeral services for Alex will be held on Wednesday afternoon, November 14, 2012 at the Bethel Church of the Nazarene, Lowville at 4:00 p.m. with Rev. Keith W. Hardy officiating. Calling hours are also on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. at the church prior to the funeral service. Burial will be in the Lowville Rural Cemetery at 9:00 a.m. Thursday morning.
Memorials may be made in Alex's name to: Bethel Nazarene Church, Lowville; Oneida-Lewis ARC, Turin, N.Y.; or you may pack a shoebox gift for Operation Christmas Child. For further information regarding Operation Christmas Child contact Dynall at 348-4052
November 14, 2012, 4:00 P.M.
Bethel Church of the Nazarene
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