Michaela M Cohan (1943 - 1999)

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Michaela M Cohan
1943 - 1999
October 23, 1943
Kings County, New York United States
January 15, 1999
Mercy Hospital of Scranton 614E E Gibson St, in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania United States 18510
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Michaela Marie Cohan
Michaela M Cohan was born on October 23, 1943 in New York. She died on January 15, 1999 at Mercy Hospital of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania at 55 years of age.
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Michaela's parents were George M. Cohan Jr and Loretta Rondash. She was the granddaughter of George M. Cohan, famous entertainer: playwright, composer, lyricist, actor, singer, dancer, and producer.

From Wikipedia:

"George Michael Cohan, Jr. (1914–2000), graduated from Georgetown University and served in the entertainment corps during World War II. In the 1950s, George Jr. reinterpreted his father's songs on recordings, in a nightclub act, and in television appearances on the Ed Sullivan and Milton Berle shows. George Jr.'s only child, Michaela Marie Cohan (1943–1999), was the last descendant named Cohan. She graduated with a theater degree from Marywood College in Pennsylvania in 1965. From 1966 to 1968, she served in a civilian Special Services unit in Vietnam and Korea. In 1996, she stood in for her ailing father at the ceremony marking her grandfather's induction into the Musical Theatre Hall of Fame at New York University."

When she was age 25, in October 1968, Michaela was interview by the Lancaster New Era, a newspaper in Lancaster, PA. part of the article said:

"Unlike her famous grandfather, the attractive, brown-haired girl did not sing or dance.

'I don't have the talent,' she said. 'If I did, I would.'

Instead, Miss Cohan explained, her job was 'sort of like being a stage manager' arranging for USO shows and making sure the service clubs ran smoothly.

Miss Cohan said she preferred not to discuss the political aspects of the war.

Miss Cohan said she never knew her grandfather. 'He died the year before I was born' she said, but added, 'I've heard his songs since the time I was born. I love his music."

It seems that Michaela never married or had children but she went on to hold a number of impressive jobs (see "professions" below) and also volunteered for John Glenn's Presidential candidacy.
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Michaela M Cohan
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Michaela M Cohan
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Michaela Marie Cohan
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Michaela Cohan was born on in Kings County, New York United States
Michaela Cohan died on at Mercy Hospital of Scranton 614E E Gibson St, in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania United States 18510
Michaela Cohan was born on in Kings County, New York United States
Michaela Cohan died on at Mercy Hospital of Scranton 614E E Gibson St, in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania United States 18510
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US citizen - born in NY


Marywood College - graduated 1965 - Bachelor of Arts degree i communication arts
Catholic University - graduate courses in Government Documents and Technical Reference




- Director of Prospect Research and Management at Marywood University
- Civilian Administrative Service Club Directtor for US Army Service Clubs - Korea and Vietnam
- Manager/research coordinator for Georgetown University Library, Government Documents Depository, Washington
- Information Specialist/research assistant for Airways Engineering Corporation, Washington
- Information manager/research coordinator for De Leuw, Cather/parsons Consulting Engineers

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- Volunteer research assistant for the John H. Glenn Presidential Campaign Committee
- Certificate of recognition for outstanding contributions to De Leuw, Cather/Parsons
- Certificate of appreciation for vounteer service with the John Glenn Presidential Committee
- Medal for civilian service for US Service Clubs, Vietnam, 1968

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Michaela M Cohan died on January 15, 1999 at Mercy Hospital of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania at age 55. She was born on October 23, 1943 in New York. We are unaware of information about Michaela's family or relationships.

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In 1943, in the year that Michaela M Cohan was born, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1951, Michaela was only 8 years old when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1965, at the age of 22 years old, Michaela was alive when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1977, at the age of 34 years old, Michaela was alive when on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

In 1989, she was 46 years old when on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

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