Julian C. Cohen Musician, businessman

September 30, 1990

Services for Julian C. Cohen, who was a band leader in Baltimore before starting a scrap metal business in Bladensburg, will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Washington Hebrew Congregation.

Mr. Cohen, who was 75, died Thursday of complications from Parkinson's disease at his home in Chevy Chase.

He retired in 1973 as president of the Julian C. Cohen Salvage Corp., which he started in 1942.

In the 1930s, he was pianist and the leader of the Ramblers, a band that played in dance halls and for private social gatherings and could be heard on radio in the Baltimore area.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute. He studied engineering at the Johns Hopkins University and music at the Peabody conservatory.

The former vice president of the National Institute of Scrap Iron and Steel had been president of its Seaboard chapter.

He also had been president of the Washington Hebrew Congregation and of the Men's Club of the the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington. He also did volunteer work with the Service Corps of Retired Executives, the Big Brothers of Washington and hospitals in Washington and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he had a winter home and worked for a crisis hot line.

He is survived by his wife, the former Marlyn Schwartzman; two daughters, Leslie C . Shapiro of McLean, Va., and Barbara C. Young of Ormond Beach, Fla.; and six grandchildren.

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