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Kurt Lewin

1934 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Kurt Lewin Obituary
October 9, 1934 - October 4, 2016 Judge Kurt Lewin (Retired) passed away on October 4, 2016 at his home in Henderson, NV. Born in Berlin, Germany on October 9, 1934, his family immigrated to the U.S. in 1939. He was raised in Van Nuys, CA and served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1960. He earned his law degree from UCLA in 1963, and after several years in private practice, was appointed to the L.A. Superior Court in 1982 by then Gov. Jerry Brown. While on the bench, he presided over many high profile civil cases. An avid fisherman, he was a fully licensed sea captain who skippered commercial fishing vessels in coastal waters. Kurt also enjoyed fly-fishing in the Eastern Sierra mountains. He retired in 2001 and moved with his wife Brandie to Henderson but continued to participate in the California Assigned Judges Program for the next 12 years. Afterwards he volunteered at the USO in Las Vegas. Kurt enjoyed a hearty debate and was a brilliant conversationalist. He loved entertaining and is rumored to have mixed a "mean" margarita! He is survived by his wife Brandie and daughters Kristi Haddock and Stefanie Handler and sons-in-law Alan Haddock and Lt. Colonel Ted Handler USMC. The family requests that donations be made in his name to charities of their choice.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Oct. 12 to Oct. 16, 2016
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