June 22, 1948 - August 11, 2016
Dr. Marvin C. Cohen was born in Jacksonville, FL in 1948 to parents, Fannie (Cohn) and Samuel Cohen. He spent his early childhood in Jacksonville and Waycross, Ga. In 1958 he moved with his family to his Kansas City. Marvin graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School and received degrees from the University of Kansas in Pharmacy, Medicine, and Surgery. He was a Fellow of the American Board of Surgery. Marvin was always known for extensive compassion for his patients and respect for the medical staff he worked with. He spent many years in private practice. Recognized for his service as co-director of Menorah’s Surgical Education Office, Marvin was recognized as Physician of the Month at Menorah Medical Center in 1983. In 1994, Dr. Cohen served as president of the Baptist Hospital Medical Staff. He served as an assistant clinical professor of surgery at the UMKC Medical School. He was a member of the Jackson County Medical Society, American Medical Association and American College of Surgeons Marvin was employed physician of Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, MO for twenty years. In 2010 Dr. Cohen was the first recipient of Cass Regional Medical Center’s “Physician of Excellence” award, nominated by the nursing staff for “valuing nursing efforts in patient care, fostering collegiality with nursing as well as being supportive of team concepts for caring. ‘Dr. Cohen inspires trust through communication and demonstrates our hospital’s mission.’ ‘Dr. Cohen has a philosophy of educating staff and removing barriers; therefore providing excellent patient care. Marvin enjoyed being a “gentleman’s farmer,” riding his tractor, tending to his horses, cats, dogs, ram and whatever creature needed a home. He is survived by his beloved wife, Denise Ashby-Cohen of the home. Marvin was preceded in death by his sister, Libby (Cohen) Needle and brother, Harvey Cohen. The family will be forever grateful for the loving care and kindness extended by the staff at Cass Regional Medical Center and Drs. Richard Price and Samuel Brewster. A loving thank you to Nora Dahman and Abby Elliott. We are forever grateful for the support and love given by Vince, Cindy & Kylie and to our many friends – who were there with many offers of help. To our families – thank you for your support, love and prayers and constant help. Marvin was an extremely intelligent, kind, caring and delightful person. He will be greatly missed by his loving family, friends, co-workers and patients. He leaves us with fond memories to cherish for a lifetime; his spirit will live in to those that had the honor and privilege of knowing him. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at The Louis Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Sheffield Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers; the family suggests contributions to Cass Regional Medical Center Foundation, Little Sisters of the Poor or Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City.
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