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Deborah Kahan, 74, Stamford Resident

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Deborah Kahan died Wednesday, Sept. 30. She was 74.

She was born in Chelsea, Mass., on Jan. 15, 1941, to Samuel Kripke and Pauline Baron, and was a resident of Stamford for more than 34 years.

She was predeceased by her husband of nearly 50 years, Paul Rubin Kahan.

She is survived by her daughters, Sharla Davis (Stephen) of Barrington, Ill. and Felice Grein (Daniel) of Leroy, Ohio.

She is also survived by grandchildren Chloe and Maxine Costello, step-grandchildren Daniel Grein Jr., Caroline Isaacs, Alexander Davis, Katherine Davis and sisters Judy (Albee), Marcia (Joe) and Myra (Bill).

She studied at the South End Music Center in Boston and the New England Conservatory, and attended Hunter College and Queens College.

An accomplished musician, piano coach, accompanist and teacher, she was a Board Member and past President of the Fairfield chapter of the Connecticut State Music Teachers Association, and the Co-Chair of its Annual Winter Competition.

She was a Life-Member of the Schubert Club of Fairfield County, Board Member of its Tisch Memorial Concert Series, Co-Chair and harpsichord player of its Early Music Ensemble, and Co-Chair of Awards Competitions.

Donations may be made in Kahan's memory to the Fairfield County Chapter of the Schubert Club.

Arrangements are handled by the Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home.

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