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Service for:
Sherman Kahn, 86
April 10, 2021
April 13, 2021
Graveside Service
11:00 am

Ind. Vilner Lodge Memorial Park, Victor St.East Haven, CT.




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Posted by:
Bob Price

It is emotionally so difficult for me to write even a short note concerning my dear dear friend whom I loved. I respected Sherm more than any other musician, man or father I have ever known. His devotion to his family I found to be the ultimate expression of love and self sacrifice. He would do anything, yes anything, to ensure they were taught right and traveled the right road. I am sure God is pleased to finally have him in his presence. Our loss is His gain. This comfort is what we all need, knowing he is in the presence of the Almighty. No more suffering or tears. The travails of this life are behind. But, how we will miss him, his character, his voice. Scott, Elizabeth and children, may God comfort you and bring you the peace and joy that I am sure Sherman would want. God Bless all of you – Bob

Posted by:
Kathy Imholt

Scott and Elizabeth, I am so sorry to hear of Sherman’s passing. I taught with him in North Haven Schools, especially at Clintonville for many years. When I was a first year teacher, he was so helpful to me. He taught my children privately. After he retired, we had many chats when he would perform with his band at the schools I was teaching in. Sherman was a kind person and enthusiastically shared his talents with adults and children alike. He was so proud of his own children and grandchildren. Keep your special memories close. You can always be proud that he was your Dad. I will remember him always with great fondness. Kathy Imholt

Posted by:
Judy Postemsky

My deepest sympathy, Scott, to you and your Family. Your Dad’s passing is a sad loss to all who knew him and called him “friend.” Sherm was a very special friend. We were never at a loss for conversation. His talent and music was a Gift to all of us. May he rest in peace.
My Prayers are with you.

Posted by:
Ken Charbonneau

Scott and Elizabeth,

Your father was a man whose extraordinary musical talents and abilities were only exceeded by his ability to be a loving family man. God bless him..

Posted by:
David Yoder

Scott and Elizabeth,
What a joy it was to have taught with Sherm Kahn in North Haven. From my first day at Temple Street School in 1971 until he retired, he was there for me too. It was always a special day when he brought his band to school to entertain our students and to hear about you and your children. May he Rest In Peace.
David Yoder

Posted by:
Gary N Berger

Our sincere condolences to a wonderful teacher. I was fortunate to take lessons from Mr. Kahn in the late 70’s and early 80’s. May his memory be for a blessing.

Posted by:
Lenore Martinelli

I have fond memories of Sherman. He was pleasant, entertaining, and a real gentleman. My sincere condolences to his family.
Lenore Martinelli

Posted by:
Anthony & Phyllis Terrasi

Our deepest condolences to the family of Sherman Kahn. I grew up with his late brother Aaron and came to be a friend with Sherman. We would see him at some of the dinner functions we attended and would get to talk with him. He had a wonderful band. was a great musician and was a wonderful person. Remembering the good times you shared with him will help with the grief.

Posted by:
Barbara Harvey

We were so sorry to hear about Sherman. We both loved him and his
wonderful music. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Scott and your

Barbara & Woody Harvey

Posted by:
Thomas Quigley, Orange CT

Scott and Family:
I write on behalf of myself as well as Nancy Loader and Steve Fuest. Sherman was a wonderful man and friend. He was ‘good company’ and his musicianship was ethereal. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. The music in heaven has been made better! Rest In Peace Sherman.

Posted by:
David Mechler

My deepest condolences to Sherman’s family on his passing.
I will always delight in recalling the many times Sherman and I made music together in various jazz bands around Connecticut. Such a marvelous musician he was! An endless font of lovely musical expression, executed with incomparable skill.
And he was a dear and wonderful compatriot and friend!
He will be fondly remembered by so many…

Posted by:
Kathy Rocklin

Scott…The Rocklin family fondly remembers your father…He taught all 3 of my boys ( Zach, Luke and Will ) how to play various instruments..And his band ( I think you included) played at all their Bar Mitzvahs. He then allowed each boy to join in…It made their Bar Mitzvahs very special, so typical of your Dad… The skills that they learned are still with them to this day. And all 3 boys still play various instruments. Certainly Don has wonderful memories of Sherman after taking care of him for a number of years…We all feel so blessed to have known your father, please accept our condolences.
Kathy and Don Rocklin

Posted by:
Mimi Galewitz

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my Yale Music School classmate, Zesi Kahn. I have fond memories of our student days together. A lovely man and a superb musician. My deepest condolences, Mimi Nodelman Galewitz

Posted by:
dominic landolfi

Very sorry to hear about Sherman. I think of all those supermarkets we played next to the avocados.
When I didn’t know a chord to a tune, he would play the notes in the chord then tell me. He was truly one of the finest musicians I ever played with . RIP Sherman. God Bless.


Posted by:
Maureen cunningham

A great person first and a great musician. May he be a blessing. Prayers to his family.

Posted by:
Bill Logozzo and Shari Lucas

We met Sherman through our Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band. He was a phenomenal player and friend. He was a huge part of the bands success. He will be missed.

Posted by:
Peggy Nolan O'Connor

Mr. Kahn gave private clarinet and saxophone lessons to my son in the early 2000s. He came to our house weekly and always spoke so fondly of his grandchildren and helping to care for them. He was a great teacher and we developed a friendship over the years. Condolences to his family.

Posted by:
Bob Serow

Though sixty six years ago, I vividly remember a year of clarinet lessons given to me by Sherman Kahn. Not only a wonderful teacher, but Sherman was a warm and gentle soul. I am saddened by his passing and extend my condolences to his family.

Robert E. Shure Funeral Home is the only strictly Jewish Funeral Home in the Greater New Haven area.

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