Madame Suzanne Geffroy Kohn

Madame Suzanne Geffroy Kohn, age 95, of Brookhaven passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, October 3, 2021.  She was surrounded by her family and beloved caregiver Keisha.  Suzanne was born on November 4, 1925 in Le Puy, France.  She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, teacher, neighbor and friend.  She was known as “Madame Kohn” to hundreds of French students at St. Pius X High School and Pace Academy and became life long friends with many of her colleagues, students and their families.  Indeed, she loved teaching and continued to teach until her retirement at the age of 79. Survivors include her daughter Annette Kohn- Lau and husband Norman; grandchildren Robert Kohn and wife Jenna, Jordan Lau and fiancée Christine Marsh, Patrick Lau and Laura Hardin and David Lau; great grandchildren Cleo and Nova.  She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Kohn; sons Daniel Kohn and George Kohn. A Celebration of Life will be planned for the Spring of 2022.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Medicins Sans Frontiere (Doctors Without Borders) or to the Brookhaven Police Department K-9 Unit, checks payable to Brookhaven Police Department with K9 Unit in the memo, 2665 Buford Hwy, Brookhaven, GA, 30324.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532, Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

8 thoughts on “Madame Suzanne Geffroy Kohn”

  1. Madame Kohn was one of my best and favorite teachers at St. Pius. I only wish I had been disciplined enough to retain all that she taught me!! May she be spreading joy and enthusiasm in heaven! In sympathy for all of her family

  2. Elle était une véritable inspiration. Je garde tellement de bons souvenirs d’elle. Même quand je devais pratiquer le français avec un stylo serré dans les dents. Les anges seront heureux

  3. Madame Kohn was the best teacher that I had at St. Pius. She recognized the strengths and weaknesses in each of us, her students, and she helped us develop the former and overcome the latter.
    She had the self-confidence and good humor to let us make jokes at her expense; her teaching style was very effective and attractive at the same time.
    There are hundreds of St. Pius alumni who are better people for having known Madame Kohn.

  4. My two years of high school French at St. Pius with Madame Kohn made an indelible impression and I was determined to see Mont Saint Michel, which was featured on the cover of our text book, in person some day. I was there on my 45th birthday and have made several trips to France since. I know Madame Kohn would have been dismayed at my accent, but so proud of how what I learned in her class became the foundation for my love of all things French.
    My sincerest condolences to her family,
    Anne

  5. I am so sorry to hear of Madame Kohn’s passing. As I look back on my years at St. Pius, I feel she taught me more than the beautiful language of her homeland. She taught me to believe in myself. I am sure the angels greeted her with open arms and guided her to the side of our Lord.

  6. I was both amazed and saddened to learn of Madame Kohn’s death….amazed at her age and saddened to learn of her passing. I taught at St. Pius. Love to Annette and the family.

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