Dr. Erwin KohnAugust 23, 1923 ~ October 1, 2017 (age 94)
Dr. Erwin Kohn, 94, of Amarillo, passed away peacefully at home on October 1, 2017.
Graveside services will be 3:00 PM Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Llano Cemetery with Gabbi, Chaplain Larry Dov’ Batchlear officiating. Following the service, the family will receive friends at the Temple B’Nai Israel, 4316 Albert, Amarillo, Texas, 79106. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S Georgia, Amarillo, Texas.
Dr. Kohn was born on August 23, 1923 in Vienna, Austria to Julius and Laura Kohn. He married Henrietta Klapman in 1949. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Texas in 1955. After graduating, he went to work as a researcher and chemist and later went into education. He went to work for Burlington, Iowa Ammunition Plant before moving to Amarillo in 1973 where he went to work for Pantex. He was a counselor for the American Chemical Society for many years and retired from Pantex in 1997.
Dr. Kohn is survived by his wife, Henrietta; his daughter, Susan Shay and husband, Kevin of San Antonio; his sons, Joseph Kohn of Amarillo, Dr. Michael Kohn of Madison, WI, Daniel Kohn of Chicago, Dr. Benjamin Kohn of Florida and Sam Kohn and his wife, Scottye of Atlanta, GA; ten grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
In Lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Temple B’Nai Israel, 4316-Albert, Amarllo, Texas, 79106.
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