Keke Kahn

Obituary of Keke Kahn

KEKE BLUMBERG KAHN (nee Belber) of Sarasota, FL, formally Rydal, PA, passed away peacefully at home on January 13, 2023, at the age of 94, surrounded by family after a long period of declining health. Keke was the daughter of the late Milton and Amelia Belber of Philadelphia, PA.


Along with being very athletic enjoying most sports, Keke was a famed Lhasa Apso breeder dating back to 1963, a member of the Huntingdon Valley Kennel Club. In 1972 she began a long successful career as an American Kennel Club (AKC) Judge. In 1997 she attained the coveted status of AKC All-breed Judge, judging throughout the world, including several prestigious Westminster Kennel Club shows. She was highly respected with many of her happiest memories coming from her time spent in the dog show ring.


Keke is survived by her loving husband, Richard P. Kahn, her children, Joseph Greenberg (Brendy) of Toronto, Canada, Barry Blumberg (Janice) of Yardley, PA, and Connie Heacox (Steve) of Marion, MA, as well as seven grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.


Funeral service will be private. A celebration of life information is below. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Kekes name may be made to Take the Lead [Watertown, NY] or The American Heart Association [Dallas, TX].

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Memorial Service

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
The Landings Clubhouse
1900 Landings Boulevard
Sarasota, Florida, United States
Celebration of Life
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