Benjamin Darius Cohen

Born on: November 11, 1966
Departed on: June 5, 2017
Service: Celebration of Life Memorial Service on Sunday June 11, 2017 at 4:00pm
Interment: Private at a later date
Benjamin Darius Cohen, 50 of Sterling, Virginia, died on Monday, June 5, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia from cardiac arrest while on the first day of his new job. In spite of the valiant efforts of the employees of ValidaTek and first responders, Ben did not survive. The family is eternally grateful for their tireless attempts to save Ben’s life. Ben was born November 11, 1966, in Ethiopia where his father was assigned as a Foreign Service Officer. Ben largely grew up overseas in the Philippines and Indonesia before settling in Northern Virginia. Ben worked as an IT Security Engineer and was highly regarded in his field. He is survived by his mother, Martha Jane Cohen; his daughters Taylor and Reilly Cohen; his sisters Julie Dixon (Dave), Marion Ferson (Fred), and Sylvia Mills (Todd); his brother David Cohen (Susan); his nieces and nephews Susie and Sam Dixon, Eden Green, Jessica and Nathan Ferson, and Chase, Rose and Isaac Cohen. He is also survived by his Aunt Miriam Zucker and many cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his wife, Jill Schrum Cohen, his grandparents, Benjamin and Anna Cohen and David and Florence Roland; his father, Raymond Cohen, and his sister, Barbara Claire Cohen (William Green). A celebration of Ben’s life will be held on Sunday June 11, 2017 at Direct Cremation Services of Virginia, 4425 Brookfield Corporate Drive, Suite 100, Chantilly, Va. 20151. Visitation from 3:00-4:00 and Memorial Service at 4:00. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Ben may be made to Taylor and Reilly’s college education fund at>