Tilda Finzi Cohen, 90 years old, of Atlanta, Ga., passed away on Sept. 6, 2023. A native of Split, Croatia, she came to the U.S. in 1950 at 17, surviving the Holocaust by hiding in the mountains and going from island to island in the Adriatic with her parents until their arrival in Bari, Italy, on Yom Kippur, 1943.
She graduated from the High School of Commerce in New York City and completed two years at Hunter College. She was a language teacher and methodology trainer for Berlitz and Inlingua, she loved to cook and entertain, and her motto was welcoming the stranger.
Tilda is predeceased by her husband, Leonard Lincoln Cohen. She is survived by her daughters, Debbie Cohen (Kenny), Sandy Kalter (Eliot), and Naomi Benator (Dan), six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Memorial donations (in lieu of flowers) may be made to the U.S. Holocaust Museum or HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society). The funeral was held at 1:30 on Sept. 8, at Greenwood Cemetery with Rabbi Hearshen officiating. Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care. 770-451-4999.