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Edwin W. Kahn


1922 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Edwin W. Kahn Obituary
June 3, 1922 - February 5, 2016 Born June 3, 1922 in Pittsburgh, PA to Helen and Ted Kahn, he died on February 5, 2016 at the age of 93. He grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from Fairfax High School. Ed attended UCLA, where he played soccer and baseball. At the outbreak of WWII, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force and served as a B-24 bomber pilot in the 89th Air Force and as an Air Force flight instructor. After the war, Ed attended U.C. Berkeley and graduated in 1948 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He was a Registered Professional Engineer and a licensed General Contractor. He retired after 40 years as a real estate developer and as President of Kahn Construction Co., Contractors and Engineers. He had a commercial pilot's license and served as a docent at the original Museum of Flying in Santa Monica. Ed was a member of the Masons, Scottish Rites, Shriners, Commemorative Air Force, Air Force Association, and the American Society of Civil Engineers. Ed is survived by his wife and best friend, Mariko, sons Greg and Winston, daughter Julie, stepdaughters Pam (Harry) Kraushaar and Andrea (Jeffrey) Lustgarten, stepson Mitchell Barnow (Dale Leininger) and step grandchildren, Shelby Powell (Brian), Kimberley Kraushaar, Brandon and Rachel Lustgarten. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Perfect Pet Rescue at P.O. Box 24099, Los Angeles, CA 90024 where we rescued our beloved Maya and Corey or to Pacific Asian Counseling Services at 8616 La Tijera Blvd., Ste. 200, Los Angeles, CA 90045.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Feb. 9, 2016
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