Sad news: Councilmember Kay Daniels-Cohen

I learned this evening that Takoma Park City Councilmember Kay Daniels-Cohen, my colleague and friend, has died. She had represented Ward 3 on the council since November 2011.

Kay was diagnosed last year with bone cancer; she had been treated for breast cancer a number of years before. Her latest cancer spread but was also controlled by treatment, and her doctor gave her a green light to run for reelection last fall.

Kay was one of the most up-beat and enthusiastic people I have known, including during this last year, with a Let’s Do It! attitude and heart-felt dedication to serving the community, especially young people. Kay was always ready with a story about growing up in Takoma Park many decades ago, and with recognition of all that is good in our community today.

My thoughts are with Kay’s husband Jack Cohen and brother Buddy Daniels, also with her Sherman Avenue neighbors and many, many Takoma Park friends. We will all miss her.


(Photo taken by Julie Wiatt of the Takoma Voice.)

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