Joan Mary Cohen, 88, a Cape Coral resident since 1987, formerly of Birmingham, Mich., and Whisborough Green, Sussex, England, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Cape Coral. She was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, March 6, 1924, to Hubert and Doris Pitt, now deceased.
She attended Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Coral. Her last full-time work experience was with Beall's department store in Cape Coral. Since then she has volunteered at Kiwainis on North Del Prado Boulevard. As a member of His Majesty's British Army in World War II, she served in the decoding branch to crack the "Ultra Machine" and then as part of the Expeditionary forces, she was the first female military representative into Berlin.
She is survived by her loving son, Ashley (Vera) Cohen of Cape Coral; three grandchildren, Sophia, Amanda and Ashton Cohen, all of Cape Coral; three sisters, Valda, Peggy and Joyce; and a brother, Colin.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Cohen, in 1998.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 30, at Grace United Methodist Church, small chapel, located at 13 S.E. 21st Place, Cape Coral, with Pastor Paul Dissington officiating.
Monetary memorial contributions are suggested to the Cohan family in care of Mullins Memorial.
Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.