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Leopold I. "Poly" Cohen

Leopold Ira “Poly” Cohen Jr, 83 of Sanford passed away Sunday April 12, 2020. Graveside services will be private.

 

Mr. Cohen was born in Augusta, GA son of the late Heline Schneider Cohen Sisken and Leopold Ira Cohen. He was preceded in death by his wife Sara S. “Sissy” Cohen.

 

Poly was the founder of Lee Iron and Metal Co, a graduate of the University of Georgia, a former member of the Sanford City Council, and a member of the Sanford Rotary Club, and a longtime dedicated member of the Scrap Metal Recycling Industry.

 

Mr. Cohen is survived by two daughters, Robyn Carpenter (Scot) and Sharon Davis all of Sanford; one son Stephen Cohen of Sanford; brother, Joel Cohen (Paulette) of Charlotte; grandchildren, Celia Everett (Scott), Jonathan Carpenter, Sarah Ammirati (David) and Julie Davis; three great-grandchildren, Brady and Quinn Everett and Madison Ammirati. Special caregivers, Ana Monterroso, Diana Rojas, and Ella Smith.

 

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John Womack Apr 15 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Leopold Cohen

Sammy Poe Apr 15 2020 12:00 AM

I was so sorry to hear about Poly. We went on several trips together with Dr. Settles. He & my dad shared memories of kinfolks in Ninety-Six SC. My prayers to you all & my sympathy..

Johnny Lipscomb Apr 14 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Leopold Cohen

John Oldham Apr 14 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Leopold Cohen

Yvonne Daniels Apr 14 2020 12:00 AM

Poly was a prince of a fellow and there are so many wonderful memories of the fun and times we spent with him, Sissy, and family.

Jean Feinstein and family (San Diego, CA) Apr 14 2020 12:00 AM

To the entire family,
Poly was one of the true heroes of our community. When I came back to Sanford in June of 2000 I had no idea what I was doing. Poly helped guide me. He served as a mentor when he did not have to do so. Without him there wouldn't be a Stevens Center. Poly gave back to the world in ways most will never know. To honor him would be to give back to our community in some way. The world needs it now more than ever. We lost one of the good ones yesterday. I hope you all find peace in the days, weeks and years to come. God bless you all.

Brad Simpson Apr 13 2020 12:00 AM

Prayers for their family during this sad time!

Deborah Williamson Smith Apr 13 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Leopold Cohen

Tessia Holder Apr 13 2020 12:00 AM