Jack John Cohen passed away on Wednesday, 24 November 2010 at home in Torrance. He was born in Los Angeles on 23 August 1935. He served in the Navy during the Korean conflict. He became interested in science during his tenure and went to college on his GI bill upon discharge. He became an aerospace engineer, originally joining Space Technology Laboratories (STL) in 1960. STL later became TRW, from which Jack retired in 1997. Jack was a long time member of the St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church Community in Redondo Beach. He was a long time fan of college football, especially Notre Dame until his daughter Leah went to USC. He loved poetry and collecting coins. Jack is survived by his wife, Linda; his parents, Eleanor and Maurice Cohen of Huntington Beach, daughter Leah Cohen of RPV, daughter Rachel Lehman and son-in-law Jeff Lehman of Newport Beach; sisters Marlene Smith and Marilyn Cohen of Huntington Beach, sister Roseann Glasscock of Laguna Niguel, brother Ronald Cohen of Monterey Park, plus Jack's beloved grandsons Jack, Michael, Jacob, James, and Samuel. The Vigil Service/Rosary will be held at Rice Mortuary at 5310 Torrance Blvd on Friday, 3 December 2010 at 7:00 PM. The funeral mass will be held the following day at 10:00 AM at Saint Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church, 1900 South Prospect Blvd, Redondo Beach. A reception will follow in the church hall. Internment at Holy Cross will be private.

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  1. God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you and whispered “come to me.” With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. You will be in our heart forever Jack! Cousins, Ron and Linda Galardo and Family

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