Chloe Ryer Cohoon of Lakewood, NJ and Indian Lake, NY, died on Sunday evening, January 16, 2022 at the Harrogate Skilled Nursing Center in Lakewood. She was 96 at the time of her death.
Chloe was born on August 3, 1925 in Westfield, New Jersey where she grew up living with her parents Isabel and Henry Ryer on the Boulevard and then on Dorian Road. She graduated from Westfield High School in 1943 and Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in 1944.
On December 28, 1946, Chloe married Ens. John Elder Cohoon, a graduate of the United State Naval Academy ('47), a marriage which lasted 74 years until his death in 2020. During the Navy years the couple moved up and down the east coast from Brookline, MA to Key West, FL. In 1953, following John's active-duty Naval career, they settled in Westbury, Long Island, New York, where they raised their 2 children. During this period the family were active members of the Episcopal Church of the Advent in Westbury, NY. They returned to Chloe's hometown of Westfield, NJ in 1978.
As a child Chloe's family always vacationed at 13th Lake, North River, NY in the Adirondack Mountains, and once married she continued this tradition first at 13th Lake and later purchasing a summer camp in Indian Lake, NY. This Adirondack Camp, "The Balsams", became their second home.
Chloe was an accomplished pianist and a 135 to 140-average bowler. She followed in the tradition of her mother and grandmothers with her expertise in the needlework arts.
In 2005 Chloe and John moved to a senior community in Lakewood, NJ, and eventually to an apartment at Harrogate Retirement Community in Lakewood.
Chloe was pre-deceased by her husband, John, who died in 2020, and her siblings Emily Ryer Griswold and Henry L. Ryer, Jr. She is survived by her daughter Dana, her son John and his wife Barbara Dixon, her grandchildren Andrew and Marshall, Marshall's wife Teresa Adams and her first great-grandchild Maile.
Chloe was a cat and dog lover and her favorite charity on Long Island was Bid-A-Wee. In remembrance, donations may be made to Bid-A-Wee, 3300 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793.