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David Kazan

September 24, 1942 — December 31, 2023

White Plains, NY


We grieve the passing of our beloved David Kazan, who died on the last day of the calendar year at age 81, after a difficult hospitalization. David lived in White Plains his entire life, and saw it change from woods at the end of the street to inevitable development. He also had a summer place on Halls Lake in West Newbury Vermont. He loved Vermont and it was truly his adopted state.

David was born in White Plains on September 2, 1942,the son of Dorothy and Mortimer Kazan. He had 3 brothers, the late Charles Garrett, and William and James Kazan, twins, of Westminster, Massachusetts and Bow, New Hampshire, respectively. He is survived by two nephews, two nieces and 5 great-nieces.

ln his working life, David was a high school science teacher at White Plains High School. He retired when he was 65, and had the satisfaction of encountering many White Plains residents who had fond memories of learning science from him. David was a skilled amateur naturalist and photographer, and the backyard of his home was a mecca for birds, butterflies and all manner of flowers.

 At his lakeside home in Vermont he monitored and protected Loons, and became an amateur historian for the Town of West Newbury publishing some of his work in a 2007 monograph.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends as well as many lesser creatures.

To send flowers to the family in memory of David Kazan, please visit our flower store.

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