Mel Cohen, 82, of Watchung died Feb. 27, 2019.
Dr. Cohen spent his entire career working for Bell Labs and Lucent Technologies and held numerous patents.
He held a doctorate in mechanics.
Predeceased by a son, Steven Chesin Cohen, he is survived by his wife of 60 years, Elaine Chesin Cohen; his son, Rabbi Daniel M. Cohen (Raina Goldberg); his daughter, Martha Cohen (Steven) Barrett; and two grandchildren.
Services were held March 1 at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange, with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston.