Robert Nathan “Bob” Kahn, 82, died Thursday, May 17, 2018 peacefully at home with his beloved wife Yvonne by his side in Birmingham, AL.
He was born to the late Joseph and Marie Kahn on May 26, 1935 in Newark, NJ. Bob graduated from Newark West Side HS in 1953 and received a BA in Education from Panzer College in 1957. He received a master’s in education from Seton Hall University in 1975. He also served in the U.S. Army from 1957 until 1959. He married Yvonne Schengrund in 1958 and they lived most of their lives in Flanders, NJ.
Bob completed 31 years of service as a teacher, coach, and administrator with the New Providence (NJ) Board of Education in 1991. He coached baseball, basketball, and soccer. Bob’s teams won 4 state championships and he was inducted into the NJ Coaches Hall of Fame in 1988. He impacted the lives of countless youth throughout his career. His summers were spent as Pool Director at the Short Hills Club in Short Hills, NJ. He held that role for 31 years, from 1966 to 1996.
Bob is survived by his wife of 60 years, Yvonne (“Eve”), his three sons Bruce (Leslie), Christopher (LeAnne), and Steven (Holley). He is also survived by 7 grandchildren: Lindsey Anderson, Hunter Kahn, Bain Rhodes, Sam Rhodes, Alexander Kahn, Bradley Kahn, and Garrison Kahn. Bob was predeceased by his grandson Samuel Kahn.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes to honor Bob’s legacy in athletics and coaching with donations to: Oak Mountain High School Baseball, attn: Derek Irons, 5476 Caldwell Mill Road, Birmingham, AL 35242.
A time of visitation will be on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am with a funeral mass immediately following at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in Birmingham, AL. The family will host lunch and light refreshments following the Mass.
Burial will occur later this summer at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester, NJ.