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Charles Howard Boxenbaum


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Charles Howard Boxenbaum Obituary
June 13, 1929 - September 21, 2016 Charles Howard Boxenbaum, 87, of Los Angeles, CA, died on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Barlow Respiratory Hospital in Los Angeles. Born June 13th, 1929, in New York City, he was the son of the late Sidney Boxenbaum and Lillian Leibowitz Boxenbaum. Mr. Boxenbaum attended Bronx Science, where he graduated in 1947. In 1949, he graduated from the University of Chicago with a BA in Philosophy. In 1949, Mr. Boxenbaum moved to Israel, where he helped build Kibbutz Gesher Haziv kibbutz, situated in the Western Galilee. In 1951, Mr. Boxenbaum served as a GI in Korea. In 1953, Mr. Boxenbaum moved back to New York, where he worked for his family while serving as General Chair in the Junior Division of the United Jewish Appeal. In 1958, Mr. Boxenbaum moved to California, where he became a real estate broker, then a mortgage broker. In 1963, Mr. Boxenbaum won the Snyder award, the highest annual award offered by the National Association of Real Estate Awards. In 1964, Mr. Boxenbaum met and married Kharlene Aldino. Also that year, he opened the first office of Sonnenblick-Goldman with a staff of two. The staff expanded to 40, with offices all over the west. Mr. Boxenbaum also served as a lecturer and instructor at UCLA in real estate exchanges and taxation. In 1966, Mr. Boxenbaum bore his first son, Scott, and in 1969, his second son Peter, whom he unfortunately lost in 1988 to kidney disease. In 1978, Mr. Boxenbaum sold Sonnenblick-Goldman to Lehman Brothers and founded National Partnership Investments Corporation, a company specializing in the syndication of subsidized and low-income housing. In 1977 and '78, Mr. Boxenbaum was chairman of the Real Estate and Construction Division of the Los Angeles United Jewish Fund. From 1986 to 1989, he was the President of the Board of Trustees at Crossroads School in Santa Monica. In 1989 and 1990, Mr. Boxenbaum served as General Chair of the United Jewish Fund's national fundraising campaign. Mr. Boxenbaum was an extremely popular man known for his charisma, sense of humor, generosity, integrity, and adventurous spirit. He was an avid backcountry skier and tennis player. Mr. Boxenbaum was also a lover of architecture - in 2001, he and Kharlene built an award-winning house in Beverly Hills designed by renowned Los Angeles architect Steven Ehrlich. Mr. Boxenbaum is survived by his wife Kharlene, and his eldest son Scott. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Aish Hatorah, 1417 S. Doheny Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90035, or to Planned Parenthood at www.plannedparenthood.org.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Sept. 23 to Sept. 24, 2016
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