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Leopold I. "Poly" Cohen

April 2, 1937 ~ April 12, 2020 (age 83)


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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