KAHN, Steven M.
Passed away at age 69 on April 24, 2014, from pancreatic cancer. Survived by wife Carol, son Michael (Vera), grandson Vincent, and sister Dorothy. Born and raised in NYC, Steve graduated from Stuyvesant HS in 1961. He received a BSEE and MSEE from New York University in 1965 and 1966 respectively.
He volunteered as a civil rights worker to register voters in Georgia during the summer of 1965. Steve moved to Southern California in 1967 to work as an engineer at what was then TRW Systems. He met Carol, who was living in the same apartment building, in 1969. They married in 1970. Steve worked as an engineer for several other companies while attending Loyola Law School at night. He graduated in 1972 and passed the bar, but never intended to work as an attorney. Steve was hired by the California Attorney General's Office in 1973, and reluctantly committed to remain there for a minimum of three years (having never stayed at a job for more than 2 years), Steve practiced administrative law there for the next 29 years. Retiring in 2002 to go back to school, Steve studied at Delta College in Stockton, as well as taking numerous classes at ARC and SCC. Steve traveled extensively through the U.S. as well as Europe, and Asia during his life. He studied karate (Uechi-ryu and Kenseikan) during the past 30 years. He volunteered with the Yosemite Association doing trail restoration and other grunt work at one of the most beautiful places on earth. He also worked as a volunteer attorney at the Senior Legal Hotline after retirement.
Steve will miss his family and especially watching his grandson Vincent grow up.
No services will be held.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on May 11, 2014