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Riverside Memorial Chapel

21 West Broad Street, Mount Vernon, NY

OBITUARY

Robert E Kushner

16 January , 193423 August , 2019

Robert E. Kushner Kushner - Robert Elihu, 85 of Tuckahoe, New York, passed away peacefully on August 23. Devoted and beloved husband, father and grandfather. Robert had a long career as a distinguished and accomplished attorney, graduated from Columbia University Law School in 1958, followed by two years in the army, and then his legal career beginning with a federal judicial clerkship, six years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, six years as a trial attorney for the Securities and Exchange Commission, and 35 years in private practice handling complex civil litigation. Robert is survived by Lynne, his wife of 55 years, his sons Jordan and Glen, and grandchildren Nasym, Nora, Lilah and Max. Funeral Services will be held at the Riverside Memorial Chapel, 21 Broad Street West, Mount Vernon, NY 10552 on Wednesday, August 28 at 11 am. The family will receive visitors on Wednesday and Thursday, August 28-29 from 4-7 pm at the home of Robert and Lynne. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the UJA Federation of New York or American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Services

  • Chapel Service Wednesday, 28 August , 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, 28 August , 2019

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Gaye Elliott, Magaletta

5 September 2019

Dear Lynne,

I am reaching out to you, Jordan and Glen, to tell you how very sorry I am that your husband of 55 years has passed away. I really didn't know him well, but you were my good friend a long time ago when we both lived in Eastchester, NY. I still think of you after so many years, and often wondered how you were doing.

May the comfort of family and friends be your strength now and in the days ahead. Please contact me if you'd like, I'm here for you.

Our warmest thoughts and prayers,

Gaye and Tony Magaletta

Mike Madden

27 August 2019

I did not know Robert personally, but upon reading his obituary felt acquainted through my experience with his son Jordan.

Jordan represented me in a First Amendment case here in the Twin Cities arising from an arrest at a protest against the Muslim ban on immigration.

Jordan's skill and dedication carried the day. He anticipated and countered the prosecutor's every maneuver. He provided the jury with several avenues to acquittal. In the end, it wasn't close. The jury deliberated for less than an hour before delivering a unanimous verdict of not guilty on June 8, 2018.

It seems the apple truly does not fall far from the tree. My condolences to the Kushner family on the loss of a good man.

A donation to the ACLU has been made in Robert's name.

Yours in sympathy,
Mike Madden

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY