COHEN – Eric, 51, went home to be with the Lord on June 13th, 2009. Survived by his three sons, Paul, Andrew and Daniel Cohen; significant other Jeanine Ryan; mother Sondra Swarbrick; brother Russ Cohen; and the mother of his children Linda Cohen. Eric dedicated 20 years to teaching Earth Science at Wantagh and Westhampton Beach School District. Eric was outstanding in his field being honored as Channel 12 Educator of the Year, represented Science Education in Washington DC, was an elementary school science mentor and trained future Westinghouse Science Contestants. Eric prided himself on having one of the first “paperless” classrooms. Eric also worked at Brookhaven National Laboratory as a research assistant. Among Eric’s many achievements, he was most known as a NIKE representative running coach for the Hamptons Marathon, a Certified Personal Trainer and RPM Spin class group fitness instructor. Eric had a love for the great outdoors, hiking, biking and adventure. Visiting will be held Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9pm at R. J. O’Shea Funeral Home, 94 E. Montauk Hwy, Hampton Bays. Services will be held Thursday at 11:00am at the First Baptist Church of Patchogue followed by an interment in Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cohen Children College Foundation

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