KAHN--Marcella Shechter, 90, died of pulmonary and heart disease Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at her home in Purchase, NY. Beloved wife of the late Max Kahn, to whom she was married for 58 years, devoted mother of Lawrence, Philip and Joan; loving grandmother to Daniel, Lisa, Alexander, Jeffrey and Andrew; and proud great grandmother to Maren, Max and Llewyn. Marcella (Marcy) was born October 24, 1927 in Akron, Ohio. In 1947, Marcy married Max Kahn. They lived in Spartanburg, South Carolina for 10 years during which time their three children were born. From 1957 onwards, Marcy and Mac lived in Westchester County, New York, first in Scarsdale and then in Purchase. Marcy was very active in the League of Women Voters, serving as president of both the Scarsdale and Westchester County Chapters. From 1974 to 1978, she served on the Board of Trustees of the Village of Scarsdale. In 1976, Marcy partnered with Mac in purchasing the firm he worked for, Alkahn Labels. For the next 27 years they worked together growing the company. They moved to Purchase NY in 1979, and became active supporters of the Neuberger Museum of Art at SUNY Purchase. Marcy served on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Neuberger Museum for more than 20 years, subsequently becoming an Honorary Director. Throughout her adult life, Marcy enjoyed traveling with Mac and later with her kids and grandkids; and partaking of the many cultural offerings of the New York area. Above all, she was a loving and generous mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. A memorial service will be held on Monday September 17th at 11:00am at Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester (914-967-4382). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to White Plains Hospital Center, Westchester Community College, or the Neuberger Museum of Art.
Published in New York Times on Sep. 9, 2018.