Sugarman Sinai Memorial Chapel

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Susan I. Kahn

December 31, 1942February 24, 2020

KAHN, SUSAN I., 77, passed away Monday, February 24, 2020, after an almost two-year valiant battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Charles (Bud) Kahn, MD; they were married for almost 54 years. Born in Lynn, MA, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Sara (Cohen) Segal.

Sue grew up in Lynn and Swampscott, MA, and received a BA from Boston University. She was an elementary school teacher as a young adult and then a devoted homemaker. Sue had been a President of the Parent’s Association and a member of the board at The Wheeler School. She was very active in life at Temple Emanu-El in Providence, leading a number of beautification projects, studying with the woman’s Torah study group, and contributing a number of art and religious items. She also served as a board member for the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island, the Women’s Division of the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island, and the Women’s Association of the Miriam Hospital. With her husband, she volunteered four times for month-long intervals at a pediatric clinic in Eldorat, Kenya. She and Bud loved to travel and visited all seven continents. She was also a duplicate bridge player and avid knitter and enjoyed doing needlepoint at the handicraft club.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her son Maxwell Kahn and his wife Deborah Weinswig; daughter Sheri Kahn; brother Jacob Segal; and grandchildren Ezra, Zahava, and Madeleine (Maddy).

Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 10:00 AM at Temple Emanu-El, 99 Taft Ave, Providence with burial to follow in the Pride of Lynn Cemetery, Lynn, MA. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Friends of Dana-Farber, Attn: Geoffrey Oxnard Research Dept., 450 Brookline Ave., SW120, Boston, MA 02215 or to Temple Emanu-El. Shiva will be held at her late residence Thursday 7-9 PM, Friday 2-4 PM, Saturday 7-9 PM, and Sunday 2-4 PM.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 27, 2020
  • Burial Thursday, February 27, 2020


Susan I. Kahn

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Harold Schofield

February 27, 2020

Dear Bud,

Janet and I are saddened to hear of the loss of Sue. We remember the battle with cancer Sue was engaged in the last time we saw you and want to extend our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Harry & Janet Schofield

Lisa Hamel

February 26, 2020

Dr. Kahn,
I had not the pleasure of meeting your wife. The stories you did share of her made me feel I had. I'm very sorry for your loss, may your memories help thru each day

Beth Paquin

February 26, 2020

Dear Bud,
So saddened to learn of your wife’s passing
My deepest sympathy to you and your
May you find peace in your happy memories
My love and prayers,
Beth Paquin

Michael & Jan Iacovelli

February 26, 2020

Dr. Kahn, Mike and I extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family and hoping tomorrow will bring you comfort and peace. Love, Mike and Jan

Carol Trow

February 25, 2020

Dear Bud, Max and Sheri,
I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Sue. I have wonderful memories of when our children were babies, when they were in Wheeler, and Sue and I playing golf together in a number of tournaments at LCC. She will be fondly remembered as a sweet, warm and kind friend, wonderful mother and adoring wife.
May the beautiful memories of many special times together bring you comfort, strength and smiles during this difficult time!
Carol Trow