Jack Christopher Kahn Jr.
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Kahn, Jack Christopher Jr.
Dec. 25, 1936 - Oct. 24, 2009

Jack Kahn, Jr., 72, of Sarasota, went to be with his angels Oct. 24, 2009.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 43 years, Susanne; a son, Christopher of California; a daughter, Joyce of Sarasota/Bradenton; a brother, William of Kansas City, Kansas; grandchildren Benjamin of Kansas, Chad Jack and Destiny Susanne, both of Sarasota/Bradenton.
Mr. Kahn was born in New York City, later moving to Wisconsin, where he attended Milwaukee Country Day High School, and later graduated from Yale University.
He later moved to Florida, where he managed his father's resort, The Far Horizons on Longboat Key. He was chairman of the board for the Van Wezel from 1969 to mid-1985. In the mid-1970's, he created his company, Hotel and Resort Consultants of America.
Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Sarasota.

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Published in Herald Tribune from Oct. 27 to Oct. 28, 2009.
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November 21, 2009
Dear Susanne, Lindsay and I so sad to hear of your loss of Jack. Although I only knew him for a relatively short time I felt I had known him much longer- he was a wonderful, kind and genuine person. A true gem. I shall never forget Jack and the times he and I spent together chatting downtown. Sarasota is far poorer place without him. I wish you and your family comfort at this time and in the future. Jack I know is with his beloved 'angels'.

Philip and Lindsay
Philip Bucknell
November 6, 2009
Dear Susanne,Barbie Blutstein,my sister ,told me Jack's passing away.Hope Jack didn't suffer too greatly.I hold very fond memories of Jack growing up in Milw. and times together.Wish you entire family well.Love, Jill and Jerry Polacheck
jerry polacheck
November 4, 2009
Dear Susanne, I am sorry for the loss of Jack. I had the opportunity to work with him and I must say that he left a moving impression. He was a wonderful man and I feel very fortunate for having the opportunity to hear his stories and jokes. I wish you and your family comfort in knowing Jack is now with all of his 'angels.'
November 3, 2009
Dear Suzanne ,I am so sorry for your loss, I remember going to take care of your mother in law and seeing you both so often. I saw him signing books at the circle . Much too young. My very best to you. Fondly, Sharon from Loving Touches on the circle
Sharon Byer
November 2, 2009
Dear Suzanne,

We knew you were doing your best with your irrepressible Jack when you postponed coming to our home last week. And we knew Jack was still Jack when we received his hand written note, the day of his passing, saying he would be fully restored momentarily and coming to dinner! We wish it had been so, but we are happy to know that Jack is still Jack, wherever he is. We wish you all the strength you need in Jack's absence, we're sure you have it, and hope to be friends in your life from now on.


Chuck & Elisabeth
Chuck & Elisabeth Johnson
November 2, 2009
Dear Susanne,
My favorite quote about death is "Death is leaving behind what you HAVE to become what you ARE." And what was Jack but a loving, caring, funny and joyful guy that we all loved so much. The girls and Del still always remember our times at the waterfall, playing Trivial Pursuits and making wonderful memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you .... Wally, Dellie, Maraiah and Sarah Wenn
October 31, 2009
dear susanne and family I just heard about Jack"s death sooooo sorry I spoke to him a month ago and he said he was fine. I loved my visit to your beautiful home but most of all I loved my special time with Jack our love to all you and your family were his total JOY Love Barbie and Morty Blutstein
barbie blutstein
October 30, 2009
Dear Susanne,
We share your loss. No more stories of Jack's Angels. No more stories of Jack's miracles. Just wonderful memories.
Much love,
Ann and Guy
October 29, 2009
Dear Suzanne:
Marlene,Alex,Dannie and I all have such wonderful memories of our many times with you,Jack and your family.We have been in Maine since May but will get with you when we get home.Until then know that our thoughts and love are with you.
Bob Blalock
October 29, 2009
Dear Suzanne, we have such nice memories of your family as our customers for so many years....we are saddened to learn about Jack!
Sincerely, Mollie and Ron Cardamone
October 28, 2009
Jack will be missed by myself and many others that knew him, I have fond memories if his inspiration that he conveyed to me in my youth. My deepest sympathy to you and your family in this time of loss. Heart felt prayers go out to all.
Michael Wuelfrath
October 28, 2009
Dear Suzanne,

Our whole family was deeply saddened to hear of Jack's passing. Although we have been out of touch for so long, Jane and I still remember the happy times we spent at Far Horizons and on our fishing excursions. Please extend our sympathy and condolences to Bill, the children and the grandchildren. For all of you we hope time will lighten the burden of your grief.

Most fondly,
Jane, Steve and Desna Lewis
Stephen Lewis
October 28, 2009
Dear Susanne, Chris, Joyce, and Bill, I have known Jack since my late teens at Far Horizons and I felt like we were family. He was kind and loving to his family, friends and his animals, a lover of the arts, a teacher and reader of great literature, and an adventurer who loved travelling everywhere. Most of all he was a great friend. I will miss Jack so much and his crazy stories! May you rest in peace with your beloved pets. Lots of love, Susanne from Marsha Baillie
Marsha Baillie
October 28, 2009
Dear Suzanne and family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Although we have not seen each other often recently, I remember the many times we were with you and Jack and all of the great deeds that Jack did for Sarasota. He was a great man and will be missed. My sympathy goes out to you and the family.
Bobbi Hicks
Bobbi Hicks
October 28, 2009
I knew Jack through our membership in SITE, his love for animals and working together on several meetings.I wish the very best to the family and success wherever your next meeting takes place
Jerry Swartz
October 27, 2009
Joyce and as I have come to know you "mor mor" i will do anything I can to help and aid in this time of healing. I am blessed to have become so close to you (joyce) and your kids and very lucky to have met your mother, but unfortunately I was not blessed enough to meet your dad other that thru these circumstances. I love you both!!!! Please call anytime you need anything... Tina and Alan
tina strong
October 27, 2009
susanne Terribly sorry to hear of Jack's passing.A good and kind person and was a perfect neighbor.joel and arlene Sainer
joel sainer
October 27, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss. May his memories bring you peace.
Jesus,Randi Sue and Alex Garraus
October 27, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with Jack's family at this time.He was a good neighbor and we will miss him on his daily walk around the neighbor hood with his dogs.
May he rest in peace.
Art and Lorry DelPrete,Sarasota,FL
October 27, 2009
I am so sorry to hear about your loss.
Karen Wuelfrath Summers
October 27, 2009
Our family prays for comfort and peace to you and your family during this time.

-Dawn, Ryan and the kids
Dawn McCarthy-Hale
October 27, 2009
Dear Suzanne,
Sorry to hear about Jack's passing.
We convey our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.
Rosemary and Harold Wuelfrath
( Chef Harold )
Harold Wuelfrath
October 27, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
willie mae donley
October 27, 2009
Goodbye old friend. You have been a great friend for all these years, from the Jaycee and Mystic Krewe days to the poker nights at the
Far Horizons. Such great memories. And to think our reunion was only last month.I will miss you very much. Be at peace with your beloved animals.
Bob Johnson
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