Jeffrey Hay Kahn

Jeffrey Hay KahnJeffrey Hay Kahn passed away peacefully on March 24, 2016. Jeff was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. Generous, compassionate, and with a sharp wit and twinkle in his eye, he was a trusted friend and confidant to many. He was widely considered as a second father to many of his children’s friends. Jeff is survived by his loving wife, Maurine Catherine Frank, of fifty-four years, bis daughters Heather Kahn and Jennifer Kahn, his grandsons Quinn Gallagher and Ryan Gallagher, and Zia and Hopi. He was preceded in death by Jeffrey Hay “Jay” Kahn, Jr.

Born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, he graduated from New Trier Township High School and Yale University. Jeff lived for many years in Rye, New York where he and Maurine raised their children. The family moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1989.

Work colleagues knew Jeff as a driven and confident Managing Partner at Smith Barney for 25 years and Dearborn Partners for 15 years. He worked tirelessly for charities and organizations, serving on the Boards of Elizabeth Seton College, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Westchester CC (New York), Desert Highlands, and President of the Board, Heard Mu.seum (Arizona). A devout Catholic, Jeff was a member of the Knights of Malta and he chaired the Committee for Investment Management for the Phoenix Diocese. Eternally optimistic and outgoing, Jeff had an inquisitive mind and enjoyed playing golf, traveling, and collecting Southwestern Art. He was also a voracious and eclectic reader. A visitation was held on Tuesday March 29 from 4-6 PM at Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary, 8555 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd, 85255. Funeral mass was held at Our Lady of Joy, Carefree on Wednesday March 30 at 10 AM with reception following at Desert Highlands. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heard Museum, 2301 North Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004 or the Carmelite Monastery of Santa Fe, NM, 49 Mount Carmel Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505, care of Mother Rose (505-983-7232).