Dr. Stanley (Stan) Lewis Cohen

Published 6:56 pm Monday, October 8, 2018

On Oct. 1, 2018, Dr. Stanley (Stan) Lewis Cohen, of 127 Pamlico Lane, Chocowinity, cherished husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed to his eternal rest. Born in Washington, DC, on Dec. 21, 1942, to Michael Cohen and Sadie Cohen, he grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland, and spent many summers in North Beach at a family cottage. Stan attended Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring and graduated early from the University of Maryland, College Park. He completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Lois, of 52 years; his daughter, Amy Cohen-Callow (Mike Callow) and their three children, Daniel, Sydney and Ari; his son, Todd (Sharon) and their two children, Grant and Mady; his sister, Marsha Rubin and her son, Sam; and his two dogs, Sugar and Toby, who represent the many dogs that have been by his side.

Stan lived a rich life of interests too numerous to mention but which included fishing, golfing, sports and travel. He was committed to his family and friends and to the service and care of the environment and others. Stan knew he wanted to be a veterinarian at a young age and, true to this calling, he remained dedicated to this profession for his entire life. His family was ever present at the four different veterinary hospitals he and Lois owned and where his children spent many of their weekends. From an early age, he fished and crabbed, passing these skills on to his children and grandchildren. He later took up golfing, and this became a passion and family activity.

Never losing his love of the water, upon retirement, he and Lois designed and built a house overlooking Chocowinity Bay in Chocowinity, where he quickly made new friends, opened the Chocowinity Veterinary Hospital, and started the Chocowinity Pet Resort & Day Camp. He spent the remaining years of his life with Lois, enjoying their life together as they looked over the water every day.

His family will miss his strong will, enduring love and support, and his humanitarian spirit.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, from noon to 2 p.m. in North Carolina at the Chocowinity Dog Park located at the Chocowinity Recreation Center, a place which represents his commitment to the happiness of dogs and their owners, to community service and to the outdoors. The family requests that mourners bring their dogs and dress casually.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Humane Society of Beaufort County at www.humanesocietyofbeaufortcounty.com or the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.