Lawrence Cohen Obituary

Lawrence  Cohen
Lawrence Cohen

September 17, 1933 - November 8, 2020
Born in Somerville, New Jersey
Resided in Bridgewater, New Jersey


87, died November 8, 2020.

Larry “Babe” Cohen was born in Somerville and was a life long resident of Bridgewater. He was a 1951 graduate of Somerville High School where he loved playing on the basketball team. As a patriotic member of the Somerville and Bridgewater communities, Larry enjoyed participating in local events. He worked at Railway Express Agency and then began a long career at Taylor Oil Company in 1976. During his 33 years with Taylor, he held many positions for the company including dispatcher and vice president of operations. He retired in 2012.

Larry was a proud veteran of the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Post 12, Somerville Elks Lodge 1068, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2137. Larry loved sports and was an avid fan of Rutgers and Penn State football, the NY Mets, and the NY Giants. In his spare time, he enjoyed reading and spending time with his grandchildren. Larry will be remembered for his outgoing personality, his sense of humor and quick wit, and his kind heart. He will be sadly missed by family and friends.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 20 years, Joan Appell Cohen, daughters Daria Cohen and Michele Salkin and husband Cary, stepchildren Bridget Intili and husband Albert, Ron Appell and wife Pam, sister Marilyn Herschler, and grandchildren Lauren Wisbeski, Abigail and Aaron Salkin, Salvatore, Savanna and Anthony Intili and Natalie and Nathan Appell.

He is predeceased by his beloved first wife, Anna Cohen, who passed away in 1984, beloved son Michael Cohen who passed in 1980, and two brothers, Edward and Jerry Cohen.

Graveside services will be 11am, Friday, at New Cemetery, 192 S. Bridge Street, Somerville. Arrangements by Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Finderne Rescue Squad, 476 Union Ave, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. To send condolences to the family, please visit




Graveside Service
Somerville New Cemetery
South Bridge
Somerville, NJ US 08876
Friday, November 13, 2020
11:00 AM


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