David Cohen served as a radio operator in the Army during World War II. He was also a liberator at the Ohrdruf concentration camp in Germany. Photos he took during the liberation are displayed at the United State Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C.
When he returned to the U.S. after fulfilling his service, David became a history teacher in Queens, New York, where he and Muriel raised their two daughters.
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The couple moved to Longmeadow after retirement to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
Grosnick said the last time she saw her parents in person was on March 12, when the facility halted visiting hours.
“They did not suffer, and they were together,” she said. “I take comfort in that.”
About 93 residents and 43 staff members at the Jewish Nursing Home have tested positive for the coronavirus as of last week. Of those positive cases, 21 residents have died.