THOMAS J. “TJ” COHEN
Thomas J. “TJ” Cohen is a Florida native born in Gainesville and raised in Tampa. A graduate of Chamberlain High School and St. Petersburg College of Mortuary Science., TJ currently lives in South Tampa.
TJ has a natural instinct for caring for others, which is how he became interested in a career in FUNERAL SERVICES. As early as high school, TJ started working as an attendant for a local funeral home. He observed the importance of the sensitive interaction between the funeral director and the families at such a difficult time. He believes that being there for those who are suffering a loss and are at their most vulnerable is one of the highest forms of caring. His life mission is to serve his community, whether volunteering at a nursing home, coaching a local youth soccer team, or tutoring students with learning disabilities.
During a semester of college, TJ participated in and successfully completed Outward Bound, a survival course that encouraged group dynamics such as listening to, cooperating with, and being sensitive to others, as well as stressing a strong work ethic and independent thinking. He saw these as invaluable attributes to bring to any career but crucial to a director’s skillset.
TJ was licensed as a funeral director by the State of Florida in 2007. Over the years, he has professionally served as a funeral director in charge of funeral homes in the Tampa Bay area. He combines this valuable experience with compassion and personalized service to promote peace of mind for those dealing with the death of a family member or friend.
As your Funeral director, TJ is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to promptly answer any questions you may have. His hope is to make this difficult time as easy as possible for families.