Longtime Weld County Democrats, Bob and Monica Kahn, were killed in an automobile accident, Friday February 3rd, 2023. Bob and Monica were generous supporters of the Democratic Party and Bob ran as a candidate for House District 48 in 1994.
Bob, 91, and Monica Kahn, 84, were active and prominent members of the Greeley community and in northern Colorado, both were involved with multiple groups and organizations individually and together.
The Kahns were both born in Europe and fled the Nazi regime with their families as young children. They both ended up in Denver and married in 1959. They have three daughters, many grand children and one great-grandson born in January. Bob Kahn was a radiologist for more than 35 years — including providing some of the first radiation oncology in Greeley and later offering care to underserved areas in Wyoming, North Dakota and eastern Colorado, Monica Kahn was a northeast Colorado regional director for the American Heart Association’s Healthy for Good program
They were both active in a variety of organizations and events, including the annual Go West Film Fest, Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, High Plains Chautauqua, United Way of Weld County and the Weld Food Bank.
Monica was president of the Greeley Philharmonic Guild, a volunteer with the nonprofit Leanna’s Closet, which provides women in need with job-appropriate clothing, a volunteer in the surgery center at North Colorado Medical Center and, with Bob, a founding member of the Go West Film Fest. Monica also assisted cancer patients in accessing needed care outside of Greeley before an oncology program was developed in the city. She and Bob were both active with the Weld County Democrats, and Monica was a member of multiple book clubs in Greeley and Estes Park.
Bob was a member of the board of directors of the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra and a longtime president and board member of Beth Israel Congregation in Greeley. Bob and Monica both were volunteer National Park rangers. Bob Kahn was also a member of Kiwanis, as well as serving on numerous committees at North Colorado Medical Center. Bob was president of the Weld County Medical Society, and he was a volunteer with the Holocaust Memorial Observances of Greeley and Northern Colorado Committee. At the age of 90 Bob became a first-time author with the publication of his book, Roentgen and Me, in October of 2021.
The Kahn’s were very beloved by the Greeley Community and Weld County and their tireless contributions to the Weld County Democratic Party will always be remembered. Services for the Kahn’s were held on Wednesday, February 8th with internment at Linn Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asked that any donations be made to:
- The Weld Food Bank, weldfoodbank.org
- Anti-Defamation League, ADL, adl.org
- Go West Film Fest, gowestfilmfest.org
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