Obituary: F. Warren Kahn

Fri, Jan 8th 2021 07:00 am

F. Warren Kahn, a longtime attorney in Niagara County recognised as much for his perception of humor and adore of golf as his highly regarded legislation apply and influential appointed authorized roles, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, surrounded by household in his residence in Youngstown. He was 87.

Kahn, who hung a shingle in Lewiston and practiced regulation on his personal for considerably of his 54-year career, also served in quite a few appointed positions. Some of them involve: assistant Niagara County district lawyer initially assistant Niagara County attorney for 10 yrs city legal professional in Wheatfield, Niagara and Wilson school legal professional for the Wilson and Lewiston-Porter university districts labor-relations specialist for Erie 1 BOCES lawful assistant for the New York Point out Assembly and distinctive counsel to the towns of Lewiston and Porter.

Immediately after retiring in 2013, Kahn’s feeling of humor was so liked by associates of a neighborhood social group that they asked him to be the group’s stand-up comedian for their monthly gatherings. He typically practiced the jokes in advance of presenting them and confident his spouse and children that most of the jokes ended up cleanse.

Kahn was normally explained by colleagues and shoppers as a consummate experienced with unwavering concepts, and even a lot more usually as a “sweetheart,” “gentleman” or “mensch.” In a sealed, hand-published be aware titled “To Be Go through At My Funeral,” he said he “died a content man” and that he was creating the note due to the fact “as a lawyer, I’m trying to get in the last word.”

His humor was evident even as he waged a extensive struggle with cancer. Inspite of ache and other ravages from disorder, he remained sort and hilarious – his a person-line zingers intact, often joking with spouse and children, buddies and other people caring for him correct up till he was way too weak to speak.

Kahn was an avid golfer and longtime member of Niagara Falls Region Club, where by he golfed each Saturday, climate-permitting, for far more than 4 a long time. He was an enthusiastic sports activities enthusiast who supported neighborhood groups, attended many Super Bowls, and liked looking at the New York Yankees on Tv set.

Kahn was born and lifted in Niagara Falls, received a bachelor’s diploma from Cornell University in 1951, and graduated from the University at Buffalo College of Regulation in 1955. He used 11 decades in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Kahn was a lifetime member and earlier president of Temple Beth El in Niagara Falls. He was a director of the New York Condition Bar Affiliation, Municipal Law Segment. He was a president and director of the New York State Association of School Lawyers and was just one of the founding users of the Niagara County Staff Credit score Union. He supported numerous regional charities.

Survivors incorporate his wife of 62 a long time, Leila two sons, David, of San Francisco, and Alan, of Lewiston a daughter, Elizabeth, of Buffalo four grandchildren and a few action-grandchildren.

Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, burial is non-public and a memorial assistance will be scheduled at a later day.

Arrangements entrusted to Hardison Funeral Houses. Take a look at for on the internet condolences.