Dorothy Mollen Kahn

by | Sep 2, 2019 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach—Dorothy Mollen Kahn passed away peacefully early August 12, 2019.

She was born in Richmond, Va., on November 28, 1925 to Harry H. Mollen and Annie V. Mollen, and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. She married Dr. Howard Kahn, OD, on July 14, 1946, and they were inseparable until his death in 2005. She was very supportive of his career, not only typing his correspondence and helping to organize his demanding lecture schedule, but also working with the Women’s Auxiliary to the Virginia Optometric Association, serving for a time as president of the organization.

They were avid travelers, visiting almost every country at least once, often for work, but also for fun. She was the consummate hostess, always entertaining family and friends with her fine cooking and the excellent presentation. She loved knitting, reading, Mah-Jongg, and crossword puzzles. Her extensive knowledge and worldliness went way beyond what she learned in school.

She leaves behind twins Nancy Eberhardt, of Richmond, and Norman Kahn, OD, (Linda) of Elon, Va., and many loving relatives and friends throughout the country.

The family would like to thank the wonderful people at Jewish Family Service, Beth Sholom Village, Visiting Angels, and Freda H. Gordon Hospice and Palliative Care of Tidewater, who helped make her twilight years more valuable. Their kindness is truly appreciated.

A graveside service was held at King David Gardens at Woodlawn Memorial in Norfolk. The family requests donations to the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, which she and Howard both worked hard to establish and support after they moved to Virginia Beach in 1953.