Ronald Cohen

Ronald Lee Cohen (Cohen)

Saturday, October 21st, 1944 - Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
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Ronald L. Cohen, 75, died at home surrounded by his family on March 31, 2020, of complications from dementia. He is survived by Judy, his wife of 51 years; daughters Rebecca, Jessie (Allen Hutcheson) and Hannah (Haidi Arias); four granddaughters: Lily & Martha Hutcheson, and Mila & Remi Arias; his mother; and four siblings and their families.

Ron, a lifelong (if oft-disappointed) fan of the Chicago Cubs, received his PhD in social psychology from the University of Michigan in 1972. Ron & Judy moved to Vermont when he joined the faculty of Bennington College, where he taught for nearly 45 years. He served terms as both Dean of Studies and Dean of Faculty and was Professor Emeritus at the time of his death. Ron’s particular area of interest was justice in all its forms – gender equality, social justice, and criminal justice. His dedication to his students and to the ideals of Bennington College were driving forces throughout his professional life.

Family was the greatest joy of Ron’s life.

Ron’s family is especially grateful for the care provided by Dr. Kim Fodor, Dr. Alya Reeve, and the staff at Bayada hospice.

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Posted at 01:38pm
Dearest Judy, Please accept our deepest condolences. Ron is deeply missed and we are so sad and sorry for your loss. With deepest sympathy,
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Rotimi and Grace Suberu

Posted at 12:08pm
Dear Judy and family: Ron was a humane and generous mentor to us at Bennington College. May you find solace and peace in his exemplary life.
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Nathan Wallace-Senft

Posted at 10:24am
Dear Judy and family,
We were so saddened to learn of Ron's passing. He was just such a wonderful person. I so greatly appreciated his generosity in his willingness to participate in the CAT-TV shows. He was always a person of complete warmth and kindness. He will be greatly missed.
Love, Anne and Nathan Wallace-Senft

Linda Dean-Farrar

Posted at 07:15pm
Judy, I am so sorry for your and your daughters' loss. May your good times and memories carry you through and bring you solace. You have my deepest sympathy. Linda Dean-Farrar

Deborah and Don

Posted at 07:36pm
Ron, we love you deeply. We miss you. Your acts of kindness and good works will affect and influence us for all of our time. Love, The Mocos
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