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Eleanor B. Kahn


1925 - 2011 Obituary
Eleanor B. Kahn Obituary
Eleanor Kahn, age 86, of Rancho Santa Fe, passed away on March 16, 2011 after a decade-long struggle with dementia. Born in 1925 to Samuel and Rose Barlin of Los Angeles, Mrs. Kahn spent her childhood and early adult years in Hollywood. She moved to San Diego to marry her late husband, Irvin J. Kahn. Mr. Kahn was an attorney and real estate developer credited with developing vast portions of San Diego County, including Rancho Penasquitos, University City, Clairemont and other communities and projects throughout California.
Mr. and Mrs. Kahn were blessed with one child, their son, Samuel J. Kahn, who followed his father's footsteps in law and real estate development. For 50 years, Mrs. Kahn resided in La Jolla, where she was a founding member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Salk Institute. In declining health, she moved to Rancho Santa Fe to be closer to her son and his family. Known for her acerbic wit and dramatic flair, Mrs. Kahn enjoyed entertaining friends and business associates in her younger years, particularly during the 1960s and '70s when her husband owned the former Dunes Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Mrs. Kahn was preceded in death by her husband in 1973. She is survived by her devoted son Samuel and daughter-in-law Suzanne of Rancho Santa Fe; her nephew Martin, of Northern California, and her grandchildren. Private family services have been held.
Published in La Jolla Light on Apr. 7, 2011
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