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Stuart “Stu” Cohen

October 19, 1944 - March 16, 2021

Stuart “Stu” Cohen, age 76, of Middletown, DE, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, on October 19, 1944, he was a son of the late Herbert and Mary (Abramowitz) Cohen. Stu graduated from St. Johns University College in New York, then worked for several years as a pharmacist for City Drug in New York. He held various positions within the DuPont company, and retired as the director of pharmaceutical administration in 1997. Stu enjoyed fixing things, especially for his grandchildren, who sincerely loved their “Pop”. He treasured his family more than anything, and will always be held in their hearts.

In addition to his parents, Stu was preceded in death by his siblings, Arline Leifer and Robert Cohen. He is survived by his dear wife, Monica Rochelle (Lewis) Cohen; daughter, Lisa Hoffman (Brian); grandchildren, Nicole Gawel (Miles), Brian Hoffman, Jr. (Stephanie) and Connor Hoffman; nephew, Gary Leifer; and niece, Nancy Leifer.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stu’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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15 Condolences for Stuart “Stu” Cohen

  • Stu, we are going to miss you so much, you were a great neighbor and our next door pharmacist we would call with our questions.
    Do keep an eye on your family below, love an prayers Rosalie & Alok

  • Our Deepest Sympathy to the entire family.

  • So sorry to hear about Stu. Please accept my condolences . So sorry. Tony

  • So sorry to hear about Stu’s passing. I have known you both for over 20 years and consider you like family. Please accept my condolences. I was sad to read about it.


  • Dear Monica, We are saddened to read about Stu’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Stu was an extraordinary friend and co worker. He cared deeply about protecting
    The people around. We will all miss him

  • Just heard of your loss and was so saddened. Even though we drifted apart, I remember the good times we had, especially our Christmas Cruise down the Danube River. Hold on to all the good times Stu and you had, sometimes they are the only things that sustain you.
    Will be praying for him, and especially you, that you can go on.

    Love Dick

  • We loved Pop, our thoughts are with you Nanny, Lisa, Nicole and Connor, much love The Marlers.

  • Monica and Lisa,
    We were so sorry to learn of Stu’s passing. I first got to know Stu when Endo moved from NY to DE, and my desk was just outside his office. He scared me a little back then, but I eventually realized he was just an old softy! I’ll remember him fondly, along with his regular greeting, “How ya doin’, kid?”

  • Mr.Stu, thank you for taking me into your home and loving me. I know how much I cared for you. Mom and Dad will miss you, too. Miss Monica, we are here for you. But we know Mr. Stu will always care for you from heaven. Love, Erick

  • Monica, we are so sorry to hear. Our thoughts & prayers to you & your family.
    Stu, May you Rest In Peace with no more pain.

    Shirley & Bill

  • Monica,
    Pat and I were so shocked and saddened to hear of Stu’s passing. I was just thinking of the both of you last week. We will always remember the great times we had together. Stu was so good to me and always watched out for my best interests. I will never forget his (and your) kindnesses. Although we haven’t seen one another in a while, we always consider the both of you our dearest friends. Stu will never be forgotten. Please know we are thinking of and praying for you and your family.

  • My dear cousin Stuie… I spent decades together with you and Monica. We were very close as cousins.
    Always admired your generosity and brilliance as a consulting pharmacist. Laslo and I will miss you greatly.
    You are in God’s hands now.

    Lynne & Laslo

  • Hi Monica and Lisa,
    So very sorry. Stu was such a big and important influence on my life. I do believe he gave me the gift/curse of perfectionism.
    He was a great Boss and I will always remember him, and you both, fondly. Stay well

  • I was saddened to hear of Stu’s passing. He was a legend among former DuPont/DuPont Merck employees. I worked closely with him for nine years and loved every second of it. Stu was a master at manipulating the system—he knew the “rules” better than anyone and used them to push the agenda in ways he wanted it to go. He was also a wonderful practical joker—the most creative one I have ever known. Some of my best laughs came as a result of one of the practical jokes he pulled on someone. He was a joy with whom to work.