Funeral Details

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Funeral Details

Penny Nathan Kahan

July 24, 1944 - January 31, 2017

SERVICE INFORMATION

Date and Time

Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Location

Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077

Clergy

Rabbi Heather Altman

Interment - Private

Shiva

Chicago Jewish Funerals
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
847.229.8822
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Following the service

Memorial Contributions

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
Illinois Chapter
222 South Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607
www.Illinois@ovarian.org


OBITUARY

Penny Nathan Kahan, nee Schwartz, formerly Penny Nathan Furhman, age 72, passed away after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Penny was the soul mate and wife of Brian Burrows, mother of Daniel Furhman (Claire Sebastian) and Noah Furhman (Karina), stepmother of Karin Stolarski (Joe), grandmother of Reese Furhman, James Furhman, William Stolarski and Emma Stolarski, sister of Gil, Sondra and Chuck, and lifelong best friend of Ruth Phillips (Barry). Penny was born in Chicago, attended Sullivan High School, earned a B.A. from Roosevelt University in 1966, did graduate work at the University of Chicago, and earned a J.D. from Berkeley Law in 1978. She worked in the state's attorney's office and founded the law firm of Penny Nathan Kahan and Associates in 1983. Penny's career as an attorney was focused on helping people who suffered from workplace unfairness and discrimination. She was greatly appreciated by her clients and highly respected by her colleagues. During her career Penny had a number of accomplishments. She was one of the co-founders of The National Employment Lawyers Association in 1985 and the founder of its Illinois affiliate. Today NELA has over 4000 members nationwide. In 2000 she was elected a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Law and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation in 2002. In 2008 she was recognized as one of the Top Ten Woman Lawyers in the state representing individual consumers of legal services. Penny closed her practice in 2010 due to complications from her illness. After closing her practice Penny enjoyed several years of world travel and spending time with her beloved family. In lieu of flowers please donate to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Illinois Chapter, illinois@ovarian.org. A celebration of Penny's life will be held at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd (at Niles Center Road) on Sunday, February 19 at 2PM. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822, www.cjfinfo.com


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Patricia Sprovieri

I am so saddened to hear that Penny has passed. I worked for her for 7 years from 1993 to 2000 and during that time knew her mother and her children and attended her wedding to her beloved husband, Brian. She was very excited for me when I had my second son, Joey, while working for her. I became a grandmother last year and Penny sent me a lovely note on Facebook about the pure joy of being a grandmother and congratulating me. She loved her family with all her heart and was a very generous person. She will be missed by many but overwhelmingly, I am sure, by her family, and I wish her family peace. Patricia Sprovieri

dana shepard treister

Noah~
So sorry to read of your mother's death - she was a wonderful woman. In recent years we reconnected at the neighborhood manicurist's...
Nathaniel's mom

Michael Leech

Brian,
So saddened to hear the news. She was such a dear friend to me, and I remember how she would light up at the mention of your name. All my prayers are with you and Noah and Danny. We are all privileged to have known her.

Michael Leech

Brian,
So saddened to hear the news. She was such a dear friend to me, and I remember how she would light up at the mention of your name. All my prayers are with you and Noah and Danny. We are all privileged to have known her.

Paul Tobias

Penny was the best! She was a founder of NELA in Illinois. But beyond her professional achievements, she was a women of warmth and integrity. She will be sorely missed by me and by so many others.

Kathryn Hartrick

Brian, I am so saddened to hear about the loss of Penny. I had great admiration and respect for her as a leader in our legal community. She helped so many. Penny will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, as well as Penny's countless friends.
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