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Norman Kagan of Longwood, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Life Care of Altamonte Springs. He was 89 years old. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he was born on Sept. 27, 1924, to the late Isadore and Rose Mendelsohn Kagan. Following graduation from high school, he enlisted in the Army Air Force and served during World War II in the European-African-Middle East Campaign. After his discharge from the Army, Mr. Kagan attended City College of New York and received his bachelor’s degree. He subsequently went on to earn his master’s in business from New York University. Mr. Kagan taught accounting at Franklin K. Lane in Queens and later became an assistant principal at Morris High School in the Bronx.

On April 10, 1960, he married the former Janice Siegel, his wife of 54 years, who survives him. Following his retirement, they relocated to the Longwood area. In addition to his wife, Mr. Kagan is survived by his sons, Ronald Kagan of Georgia and Michael Kagan of New York City; and his daughters, Tracey Kagan of Longwood, Jody Kagan of California and Susan Kagan Waitkus of California. He is also survived by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A funeral service, with Air Force Military honors, was held at the Ohev Shalom Pavilion with Rabbi David Kay officiating. Interment followed at the cemetery. The family requests contributions in memory of Norman Kagan to Congregation Ohev Shalom, 613 Concourse Parkway South, Maitland 32751 or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Florida, 3319 Maguire Blvd., Suite 101, Orlando 32803. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando.


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