After retiring in 2013, Mr Kahn’s sense of humor was so loved by members of a neighborhood social group that members asked him to be the group’s stand-up comic for their monthly get-togethers. He often practiced the jokes before presenting them and assured his family that most of the jokes were clean.
Mr. Kahn was often described by colleagues and customers as a consummate specialist with unshakable principles and even more often as a “treasure”, “gentleman” or “person”.
His sense of humor was evident even when he was fighting a long battle with cancer. Despite the pain and other devastation from illness, he remained friendly and fun, his one-line zingers intact, and always joking with family, friends, and others who looked after him until he was too weak to speak.
Mr. Kahn was an avid golfer and long-time member of Niagara Falls Country Club, where he played golf every Saturday for more than four decades, weather permitting. He was an avid sports fan who supported local teams, attended many Super Bowls, and loved watching the New York Yankees on TV.
Born and raised in Niagara Falls, Mr. Kahn received a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in 1955 and graduated from the University of Buffalo Law School in 1959. He spent 11 years in the US Army Reserve.
He was a lifelong member and past president of the Beth El Temple in Niagara Falls. He was the director of the New York State Bar Association, Department of City Law. He was president and director of the New York State Association of School Attorneys and was a founding member of the Niagara County Employee Credit Union. He also supported many local charities.