St. Paul, Minnesota

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Lucy & I are so sorry for your loss. Ken was a great person who we know will be missed by so many people who he touched. He not only spoke of but also practiced Tikkun Olam every day of his life. Jay Benanav and Lucy Kanson

Dear Kohnstamm Family,

I had the pleasure of being one of Ken's colleagues for a several years at the AG's office. We were drawn together because of our mutual love and passion for baseball. Ken was a fascinating and remarkable person. Truly, one of the good guys! My deepest condolences to all of you.

Ken's leadership on the Pro Bono Committee inspired me and so many others to be better people. He will be remembered as an incredible person, a life so well lived. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

In 1976, I was a work study student at the Attorney General's Office and was lucky enough to be assigned to work with Ken on two bills, one, the car "lemon law," and the other, on invention marketing. Ken was an amazing mentor who ignited my own sense of public service. I was lucky enough to run into him from time to time over the course of my career and have never forgotten his scholarship or his kindness. My sympathy to his family and friends.

Dear Naomi, Adam, and all of Ken's family,

Ken's passing leaves a large hole in the world - largest for you, but large, as well, for many, many others whom he touched through the years. I've known Ken for years, dating from his early work at the AG's office when I was at Legal Aid. Though our offices were on different sides of litigation, Ken's humanity, professionalism and intelligence made him a pleasure to work with, a person who added value to whatever he touched.

Knock me over with a feather! The world is diminished. A truly great and admirable man who made an indelible impression.
I'll never forget meeting Ken in the fall of 1971, at the Law Quad Dorm, wearing leather Lederhosen, talking the Yankees.

Ken will no doubt be creating a new division in Heaven very soon. Ken was an absolute delight to work with on any project in the Attorney General's Office and I would know since I was his assigned secretary the day he started under Warren Spannaus. Wonderful times and terrific memories. Ken, I would hope to be assigned to your new division some day.

My sympathies to Ken's family.

Alex and family. It is with deep sadness that I write this note. Andy called me the other day and told me of your dad's passing.

I had the priviledge of meeting your dad in Florida several years ago when you came and picked up Andy to go out for dinner.

Alex, you are such a special friend of Andy and our family and knowing you makes this loss so very, very difficult and no words can ever convey our feelings other than to say, we're sorry.

May God give you...

Team Ken 2012

In Loving Memory. We will miss you.


Ken's Obituaries

Age 66, of St. Paul Died peacefully on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at his home in St. Paul, MN, surrounded by family and friends after a nearly two year battle with pancreatic cancer. The son of Paul (deceased) and Maisie Kohnstamm (Redding, CT), Ken grew up in Pound Ridge, NY, the oldest of six...

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