Dr. Mark Edgar Cohen passed away peacefully on August 25, 2021. Mark was born in 1940 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of Mercersburg Academy and the University of Pennsylvania where he received both his BS and PhD degrees in Chemistry. He was also an Eagle Scout.
Mark met his precious wife Georgia in 1981. They met by chance in Atlanta, Georgia while he was living in San Diego and she was living in New York City. It was love at first sight. They were married two months after they met. They resided in San Diego until moving to the community of Windmill Harbour on Hilton Head Island where they enjoyed a happy and beautiful life. Georgia was Mark’s soulmate. She passed away in 2008.
During his professional career as a researcher and chemist, Mark was employed by Gulf Oil Corp. in San Diego, California, performing research and development of reverse osmosis membranes for water desalination. Mark had many hobbies and enjoyments. He had a lifelong interest in jazz music. He loved classic cars and auto racing. He had a special interest in classic Jaguars, and he won four Concours d’ Elegance competitions with his 1969 E-Type Roadster. He also had a strong interest in Golden Retriever dogs, owning several, Sabre, Luke, and Ashley, that he loved dearly.
Mark was predeceased by a sister, Sandra Greenhut of Keystone, Colorado. He is survived by a son David Cohen of Indianapolis, Indiana; a son and daughter-in-law Matthew and Elizabeth Cohen and grandson Thomas Cohen of Terre Haute, Indiana; and a step-son and daughter-in-law Robert and Suzanne Smith and grandson Logan Smith of Dayton, Ohio. In addition, he leaves to mourn his passing his dear friends Carol and Kirk Snyder of Hilton Head Island.
Graveside services will be held at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, August 31 at Six Oaks Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O Box 23691, Hilton Head Island, SC 29925.
Mark was a gentle, sweet, and dear man. He was a man of many interests, an intellect with a twinkle in his eye and a wry sense of humor. He will be laid to eternal rest next to his beloved wife Georgia. He will be remembered and missed.