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Edwin Cohen, educator and camp director

Edwin Cohen, educator and camp director

Edwin Cohen, a retired public school, university and religious school educator and administrator who was also executive director of Camps Airy and Louise in Western Maryland for nearly three decades, died June 21 of complications after surgery at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown. The longtime Pikesville resident was 87.

"Ed was wonderful, cheerful and happy. He had a great sense of humor and an infectious smile," said Floyd L. Herman, rabbi emeritus at Har Sinai Congregation. "He really cared about all kinds of people and as a teacher, he wanted them to be able to do their best."

The son of Harry Cohen, a grocery store owner, and Bessie Cohen, a...