Cohen, Joseph H.
August 10, 2007
Born March 7, 1917.- Died peacefully with his family at his side in-Bellevue Washington on August 4, 2007.-
Survived by his loving wife, Hilda Cohen.- They moved to Bellevue Washington from Incline Village/Reno Nevada one year ago.-
Joe is also survived by his son Gary and wife Joy living in Maine, son Marty and wife Barbara living at Lake Tahoe, California and son Robert and wife Nan living in Seattle, Washington. Survived also by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Son of Sam and Fanny Cohen, Joe grew up in Detroit Michigan, went to Wayne State University and graduated as a professional Engineer.-Worked for several companies in Detroit and Hartford Connecticut. Joe invented the first working automatic transmission for an automobile, worked on the first nuclear power plant in Michigan and helped to design the backpack worn on the first moon walk.
He was an imaginative creator and a gentle, caring husband and father. A quiet spoken man, never raising his voice, but still making his authority known. He will be missed by family and friends. An orthodox Jewish funeral was held on August 6, 2007 in Seattle Washington.