Robert Charles Cohen, 86, of Cortlandt Manor, NY, a physicist and researcher, died Sept. 23, 2012. Born in Newark, he grew up in the city’s Weequahic neighborhood and lived for many years in Verona.
Dr. Cohen served as deputy director of Nevis Laboratories, Columbia University’s center for experimental physics research in Irvington, NY. He also owned and operated London Terrace Liquors, a retail store in Manhattan.
He earned a doctorate in physics from Columbia University.
After graduating high school, he served in the U.S. Navy during and after World War II. He was trained as a radio technician and stationed in the Philippine Islands.
Predeceased by his wife, Lenore, and a daughter, Amy, he is survived by three daughters, Deborah, Ellen, and Nancy; and four grandchildren.
Services were held Sept. 27 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ironbound Children’s Center, Newark.