Judith Stephanie Cohn

JULY 2, 1935 – JUNE 19, 2021

Judith “Judy” Cohn, 85, died on June 19, 2021, having lived a very full life. She relished time with family, the arts, serving her community and travel. Her enthusiasm regarding her family included bringing loved ones together for meals, holidays, life experiences and fun times. Her appreciation for the arts not only defined her throughout her entire life but impacted, influenced and inspired her children, grandchildren and community for over three decades. After raising and instilling a love of the arts in her own children, Judy went back to school, earning a BA in Arts Management from UTD in 1987. Upon graduating, she worked with the Richardson Symphony Orchestra, bringing in world-renowned musicians and rising stars alike. Within the Dallas Jewish community, Judy is probably best remembered as the Cultural Programs Director at the JCC, a position she held from 1993 until her retirement in 2013. Judy touched the lives of thousands – creating indelible impressions through theater, music, exhibits, and exposure to everything she personally loved and appreciated. And lastly, traveling the world, experiencing new cultures, art, cuisine, lifestyles and sharing those experiences with all in her circle of influence gave her purpose which fueled her personal passion. Although we mourn her death, we celebrate an incredible life and a person who touched so many.

Judy is preceded in death by her husband Norman and her brother Billy. She is survived by her brother Peter and her children, Jeff Cohn (Teri), Ian Cohn (Theresa) and Lori Spinhirne (Kevin), and her six grandchildren, Andrew Cohn, Alison Cohn, Josh Cohn, Megan Richardson (John), Jacob Cohn and Adam Spinhirne.

A funeral service will be held on June 24, 2021 at 10:00 am at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, 7405 West Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX.

Donations in Judy’s memory can be made to The Arts Community Alliance ( or the Alzheimer’s Association (


Funeral Service

June 24, 10:00 am – 11:00 am


7405 West Northwest Highway

Dallas, TX 75225