Paul H. Cohen

May 16, 1950 – March 1, 2024


Waters of Babylon Chapel

Date: March 4, 2024

Time: 12:00 PM


Mount Ararat Cemetery: 1165 Route 109 (NY-109), Lindenhurst, NY 11757

Service Recording:   Click Here


Day 1: Shiva will be held at 64 Estate Drive, Jericho NY 11753 following the burial on March 4th from 3-8pm.

Day 2: Shiva will be held at 197D Amboy Avenue, Metuchen NJ 08840 on March 5th from 3-8pm



In Lieu of Flowers, please consider making a donation to the Michael J Fox Foundation




Paul Howard Cohen, 73, of Metuchen, NJ, passed away on March 1, 2024
after a six-year battle with PSP, a form of atypical parkinsonism.

Paul was born on May 16, 1950 to Stanley and Shirley Cohen in the Bronx.
After graduating from Pace University with a degree in business,
he entered the family jewelry business, applying his entrepreneurial skills
and instincts to expanding the family enterprises. Paul is survived by his
wife and life partner of 23 years Barbara Halpern-Cohen and his three children
and their spouses, Michael, Jessica, Matt, Shayna, Shana and Sam.
He is also survived by his two sisters. Rona and Jill,
5 grandchildren, Sam, Max, Alex, Ella Bea and Harlan,
as well as three stepchildren Zack, Josh, Jared, their spouses
Debbie and Jillian and his step grandchildren, Jordan, Dylan, Paige and Hunter.
He was a beloved Uncle to his 4 nieces and nephews and their spouses.

Paul lived a large life, in his unrestrained spirit for enjoyment, in his
commitment to family and friends and in his generosity to everyone who knew him.
Involved in several charitable organizations, he was an active founding member
and former president of the Needlers Foundation, a philanthropic nonprofit
organization that raises money to provide for severely disfigured,
underprivileged children’s needs and their families.

Passion is a word that personified Paul: his greatest passion was his family,
second was boating. For Paul, boating was a call from the wild
that offered life’s thrills while giving him an opportunity to bring
nature and people together in shared pleasure.
Until his illness, Paul captained his boat up and down the east coast,
involved in a vibrant boating community in both the New York area and Florida.
After retiring, Paul spent his time with his family, especially relishing
the role of Zeyda to his grandchildren, and almost never missing his
weekly poker games with his friends.

The family deeply appreciates the outflow of love from Paul’s
devoted extended family and friends whose support
was a great comfort to Paul during these last years as his health declined.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday March 4th at 12pm at
Star of David Memorial Chapels Inc, 1235 Wellwood Avenue, West Babylon, NY 11704

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Karen Lindenberg Alevy and Cary Alevy
3 months ago

Our condolences to Paul’s family. May he rest in peace.

Joan wheeler
3 months ago

I am so saddened to learn of Paul’s passing. He definitely lived a life filled with passion. He will be missed. He had a zest for life that made an impression on me. Hugs to his family, especially Barb.

Aurora Rodriguez
3 months ago

It was with great sadness that I learned of Paul’s passing. I knew Paul for a short period through the Rock Steady boxing program at JFK hospital in Edison. I was unaware that Paul had PSP as most of us have Parkinsons. I know all too well about PSP as my mother died with it. He showed us such tenacity and courage in his struggles with this terrible disease and though it was a difficult struggle, Paul didn’t quit. My deepest condolences to Barbara and the entire family. What a blessing to have such a special person in your lives. May he rest in peace.

3 months ago

Our condolences to Paul’s family. May he rest in peace.