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“Linda, We will miss him. He was such a kind man to all of us that helped in your gardens. Many blessings to you & your family. ”
1 of 28 | Posted by: Terry Zywicki - Kalamazoo, MI

“Dear Linda: It was good to meet and talk with you on Saturday evening a week ago.I hope you were able to smile a bit visiting your son's family for...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: Cheryl VanderVeen - Plainwell, MI

“It was a Blessing to us to get to Know you Ed, Me and the girls are so saddened to hear about your passing, you are going to be missed dearly, by...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: Vee - New York, NY - Friend

“Bruce,I am so very sorry for your loss. May God watch over you and your family now and forever. ”
4 of 28 | Posted by: Lissy Dunning - Kalamazoo, MI

“Rachael We are so sorry for your loss . Thinking about you and sending prayers and hugs.. Your friends forever John and Maureen Reyna ( Az) ”
5 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“Linda, Rudy and I are very sorry to hear of Ed's passing. We will always remember him fondly and how much he loved you and the Cotons and horses....Read More »
6 of 28 | Posted by: Carol and Rudy Saldamando - CA

“Bruce, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. ”
7 of 28 | Posted by: Shelly Groetsema-Dusek - Naples, FL

“Dearest Linda and family We were so saddened to hear of Ed's passing. We loved Ed's sense of humour, his passion for fishing and always catching...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Esther and Albert Michaels - FL

“Whenever Ed and Linda came to our horse ranch they brought the sun no matter what the weather was because the sunlight beamed from their beautiful...Read More »
9 of 28 | Posted by: Jo Ann del Solar - Gainesville, TX

“FOR THECOHEN CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN **My Dear Children,Oh How Proud I am of You..So know Every light You see Im Looking Down on You..and if That...Read More »
10 of 28 | Posted by: Erin (Mulligan)Haselton - OR

“Ed and I have been friends since grade school growing up in Fond Du Lac, WI. I have many fond memories of him and will miss him greatly. I remember...Read More »
11 of 28 | Posted by: Edward Kiltz - Sun City West, AZ

“My thoughts and prayers to Linda and the family.Ed was a kind,fun,generous man.I will always remember how much he loved Linda and the horses. ”
12 of 28 | Posted by: Jeanne Burke - Montgomery, TX

“Good bye to a fellow roommate, traveler and fraternity brother ”
13 of 28 | Posted by: roger gorwitz - Boca Raton, FL

“After Ed and Linda moved to Gull Lake, Ed bought a car for Linda's birthday. He called and asked if he could store the car in my garage at the office...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: dick boris - richland, MI

“Thanks for the memories.We will always cherish them.Our warmest regards to Linda and the rest of the Cohen family. Barry and Helga Cooper ”
15 of 28 | Posted by: barry and helga cooper - miami, FL

“My condolences to Bruce and Cohen family with the passing of Ed. My memories with my interactions with Ed will remain with me forever. ”
16 of 28 | Posted by: Jim Crowe - Kalamazoo, MI

“Bruce and Cohen family, Sorry to read about the passing of Mr. Cohen. May he RIP. With deepest sympathies, David Aartila ”
17 of 28 | Posted by: David Aartila - Kalamazoo, MI

“Dear Linda, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm so glad I was able to meet and to know Ed for these past few years.Dan M ”
18 of 28 | Posted by: - Kalamazoo

“In loving memory of Ed. I am very sorry about the loss of Ed. He was very dear and precious to myself and my husband. Ed and Linda were my favorite...Read More »
19 of 28 | Posted by: Vinicius and Amanda Costa - NC

“We have many fond memories of trips with Ed and Linda. We were treated like King and queen. He will be very missed. ”
20 of 28 | Posted by: Rick & Jamie Luzar - Pinehurst, NC

“Remembering all the laughs we shared over 4 decades. Linda is the best and we send prayers to her and the rest of your family. ”
21 of 28 | Posted by: Marcia & Dave Koestner - FL

“Bruce, I'm sorry for your loss. ”
22 of 28 | Posted by: Wendy (Stamm) VandenBos - MI

“What a loss. What a guy. We are so lucky to have known Eddie as I liked to call him. Our hearts are broken. After spending a vacation with Ed and...Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: Fredda and Jerry Kray - Ft. Lee, NJ

“May the family receive comfort from the God of love and these words at 1 Thessalonians 4:14. ”
24 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“Whenever I was with Linda and Ed, I knew a good time would be had by all. THEY made me feel like a teenager; laughing and kissing and...Read More »
25 of 28 | Posted by: jean mouhot - delray beach, FL

“Good times and Honeymoon cruise in Mexico, with Ed and Linda, aboard the Sailing Vessel Zephyr Queen .RIP. Jerry ”
26 of 28 | Posted by: GERALD S. MAZO - Santa Fe, NM

“Thank you Ed, for being a caring and generous grandfather to my son. I have many wonderful memories of you and will keep you alive. All my best to...Read More »
27 of 28 | Posted by: Amy Wilson - Redondo Beach CA, CA

“RIP Uncle Ed. ”
28 of 28 | Posted by: Joshua & Greta - Phoenix, AZ


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Edwin Cohen, long-time Kalamazoo area resident and former CEO of Allen Testproducts, dies at 79.

After a hard-fought battle with cancer, Edwin Cohen, the former CEO of Allen Testproducts in Kalamazoo, MI, died with his family at his side on December 13, 2015. He was 79.

Ed was born July 20, 1936 in Fond du Lac, WI to Nathan and Ann Cohen. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1957 with a degree in business. After serving in the US Army, Ed began a career in the automotive industry, starting with Wells Manufacturing, followed by Bendix and then moving to Kalamazoo with Kal-Equip Company. Ed eventually became President and then CEO of Allen Testproducts, and led the company through significant growth during the 1980's and early 1990's until Allen Testproducts was acquired in 1993.

After retiring in 1993, Ed enjoyed living in Jupiter, FL and Malibu, CA, before he and his wife Linda moved to Richland, MI to live on Gull Lake. Ed was an avid boater, who also enjoyed horseback riding, traveling, rooting for the Green Bay Packers, and spending time with his family. Ed was a fun-loving, energetic and generous man, who especially treasured his wife Linda.

He is survived by his loving wife, Linda (Speno) Cohen, his sons Bruce, Marc, Todd, and Richie Speno, his daughter Rachael (Cohen) Stroud, his nine grand-children and his faithful dog Bijou. Ed is also survived by his sisters Carolyn Schmith and Barbara Friedman, and his brother Myron Cohen.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel, 9170 East D. Ave. (M-89), Richland, MI 49083. Ed will be buried at the Rienzi Cemetery in Fond du Lac, WI at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 18, 2015. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum @ donate.ushmm.org/page/s/tribute-card. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Ed may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.