Anita Anna Kahn

Time of Service:

Services Thursday , 11:30am

Place of Service:

Riverside Memorial Chapel

Burial Location:

Sharon Gardens, Valhlla, NY
Anita passed away peacefully at her New York City home on February 8, 2015. She was 94 years old. Anita was born in Jersey City on February 23, 1920 the daughter of Morris and Pauline Goretsky, Russian immigrants. Anita's father was a dry goods salesman and her mother was a seamstress. She met her future husband Arthur Edward Kahn, who became a prominent New York dentist, on a blind date. His father had been a candy store owner and his mother a housewife. After serving on an Air Force base in Texas during WWII, Anita and Arthur moved to Manhattan where he began his dental practice. Anita had been an art student at Temple University and during the 1950s she resumed her studies at The New School for Social Research as a student of Moses Soyer, Richard Pousette-Dart, and Anthony Toney. This rekindled interest in the arts led in the following decades to Anita and Arthur becoming art collectors and patrons of the arts. Anita was known for her beauty, flair for dressing, acumen, and her sharp wit. She is remembered by her daughters Robbie and Karen, her grandsons Levin and Matthew, and her great grandchildren Aziz, Aya, and Peyton. May Anita's memory be for a blessing.
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