Kahn, Sidney F., M.D., F.A.C.S
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Born and educated at Memphis, TN, Dr. Kahn, a prominent general
surgeon, grew up in Friar's Point, MS. He received his undergraduate degree from Southwestern University (now Rhodes College) in Memphis. He attended Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, MO on a full scholarship and graduated in 1951. He was drafted into the Army Medical Corps, but then transferred to the Navy to satisfy the need for medical personnel, where he served two years as Lieutenant. He interned at Cornell University at New York and served his 5 year residency in general surgery at the V.A. Hospital at Memphis.
Dr. Kahn established his private practice at Norwalk, CA, and served as Chief of Staff and Chairman of Surgery at Norwalk Community Hospital, and later Chairman of Surgery at Tri-City Regional Medical Center, Hawaiian Gardens, CA. He was the recipient of numerous honors and awards during his distinguished career. He possessed a wide range of skills and was a pioneer in bariatric surgery. He passed from this life Monday, November 4 at home, surrounded by family and friends, after a brief illness.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Lillian Sachs-Kahn, of Memphis, TN, his first wife, Ruth Goodrich-Kahn, of Fullerton, CA, and His brother, Jack Kahn, of Washington, D.C. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, JoAnn Juneau-Kahn; two sons, Anthony Kahn and wife Lena, of Arcata, CA, Dr. Bruce Kahn and wife Janet, of San Diego, CA; 3 grandchildren, Brendan, Natalie and Ellis; and 5 cousins.
Dr. Kahn's interests were eclectic, ranging from science to the arts. He had a keen sense of humor and loved a good laugh. He will be remembered as an outstanding and compassionate physician. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and colleagues. A celebration of his life is planned for Saturday, November 23, at 4:00 pm., at the Sunny Hills Church of Christ, 2255 N. Euclid St., Fullerton, CA . A reception will follow.
Published in Whittier Daily News on Nov. 10, 2013