MOUNT PROSPECT - Phyllis Cohen Phyllis Cohen, nee Schatz, formerly of Mount Prospect, IL, currently Sarasota, FL, resident of Aviva, died on January 13, 2017 at Tidewell Hospice Care after a long battle with Alzheimer's and dementia. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL in the Hyde Park neighborhood. She attended Hyde Park High School where she met her late husband Jacob "Jack" Louis Cohen, he of blessed memory. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved working with children as evidenced by her years of volunteering in the Aptakisic Tripp School District 102. She is survived by her children, Bonnie Green (the late John) of Surprise, AZ, Stephen Cohen (Peggy) of Salem, OR and Rookie Shifrin (Jordan) of Lakewood Ranch, FL, 7 grandchildren including Shana A. Shifrin of Chicago Illinois and Simon A. Shifrin (Isabelle) of Boise, ID, and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements by National Cremation and Burial Society. No service is planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations should be made to Aviva, Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Housing Council Foundation, Inc., 1951 N. Honore, Sarasota, FL 34235. The family wishes to extend special thanks to Aviva and Tidewell Hospice Care for their compassionate care.
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