Schroon Lake, Doris Darlington Cohen; June 18, 1930 – July 12, 2020
Doris was born in Rome, NY to Phyllis Mittenmaier and George A. Darlington. She grew up in Moorestown, NJ where she played the bass drum in the marching band for Roosevelt High School. One highlight as the president of her youth group was eating dinner with Eleanor Roosevelt and the first dog Fala, (who took a liking to her) at Val-Kill.
She met Walter K. Cohen at Pratt institute and they married following graduation. She worked in an advertising design studio in NYC before settling in Westchester, NY, and raising 4 children. Doris was involved in scouting, a board member of the PTA, and an active member of Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church including its altar guild and thrift shop.
She and Walter had a log cabin built on Schroon Lake and eventually retired there. Doris was on the board of the Schroon Lake Arts Council, a member of the Adirondack Mission, and on the altar guild at Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church. She also became a member of the Senior Citizens and a supporter of Seagle Colony.
As a member of the Historical Association in Ardsley, she was asked to research the local Native Americans. This further fueled her passion for their culture. Doris and Walter traveled extensively, especially across the country, to learn about and collect art from various Native American tribes. They started a small business, Many Tribes Indian Collection, and used their knowledge and collection to teach school children throughout the state.
Doris was predeceased by her husband, Walter, and her sister Mary Elizabeth. Survivors include her son, Stuart (Carol) Cohen of Georgia, her daughters, Lorraine Townsend of Middletown, NY, Suzanne Cohen (Dennis) of Greenwich, NY, Eleanor Wood of Albany, NY, 9 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place with Walter at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.
Memorials may take the form of donations to The Westport Animal Shelter, The Adirondack Mission, or the Schroon Lake Senior Citizens.
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