Matilda Cohen (Ayash), 85, of Union died July 24, 2018. She was born in Highland Park.
Mrs. Cohen was a nurse at Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark for many years before retiring.
She was a member of Congregation Poile Zedek in Highland Park and Sephardic Jewish Brotherhood of America.
Predeceased by her husband, Joseph, in 2002, she is survived by her daughter, Paula Green of South Orange; two sons, Steven of Hawaii and Col. Howard of Virginia; and four grandchildren.
Services were held July 27 with arrangements by Eden Memorial Chapels, Fort Lee.