Richard Kahen

Richard Lee "Rick" Kahen

Tuesday, April 26th, 1949 - Friday, September 4th, 2020
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Richard “Rick” Lee Kahen, age 71. Beloved husband of 45 years to Candi, nee Graff; cherished father of Allison (Danny) Zalay; loving “Pa” to Corey and Blake; dear brother of the late Kathy (survived by Tim) Jelinek; adored friend of Bruce Levine and many others. A lifelong White Sox fan. Advocate for individuals with disabilities, Rick chaired the Buffalo Grove Commission for Residents with Disabilities for over 20 years. Rick had a passion for life, always with a smile on his face. The family will have a private graveside service. Family and friends that want to view the funeral can do so on Monday, September 7th at 1 PM at Rick’s web-page on live. Memorials in Rick’s name may be made to the Buffalo Grove Commission for Residents with Disabilities, 50 Raupp Blvd., Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 , or Beth Tikvah Congregation . Info Mitzvah Memorial Funerals, 630-MITZVAH (630-648-9824)
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    Monday, September 7th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Monday, September 7th, 2020 1:00pm
    Private family service-Live web cast available below
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Donations are being accepted for: BUFFALO GROVE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION.


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Ilene B Lanin-Kettering

Posted at 12:38pm
Rick and I served on the Executive Board of Beth Tikvah together. He was always so intelligent, so calm and reasonable, such a voice of reason -- a dedicated and committed person to everything he did. He will be missed. I personally will miss seeing his smiling face. Ilene Kettering

Jeremy Lynn

Posted at 08:25pm
I greatly loved your father and will sorely miss him. He was a great man and i thoroughly enjoyed all of our time together. I was always excited and happy to see him when I made a trip to Chicago and we would go out for dinner to catch up on his beloved White Sox and things going on with his family and my career. I always enjoyed making him laugh or hearing stories he would share about baseball from his childhood. I am so happy that I got to see him briefly in October on a quick trip home. It was only for 45 minutes or so, but it meant a lot to me. He always spoke so highly of his grandkids and I know he took such pride in being a grandfather. He will always ALWAYS hold a special place in my heart.

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