Sol Kann, former chief of store firm, dies at 87

September 14, 1990

Sol Kann, a Baltimore native who continued to live in this area while running a family department store in Washington, died Wednesday of kidney failure at his home in the Imperial Condominium on Clarks Lane in Northwest Baltimore. He was 87.

Mr. Kann was president of S. Kann Sons Co. from 1948 until the store was closed in 1975. He then headed the S. Kann Sons Co. Foundation.

The store had been founded in Baltimore in the middle of the last century. It moved to Washington in 1892.

Beneficiaries of the foundation's contributions included Johns Hopkins and Sinai hospitals, the Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and the Baltimore and National Symphony orchestras.

Mr. Kann had been on the board of the Better Business Bureau of Washington.

Raised on Eutaw Place, he was a graduate of the Park School. He was a member of the Oheb Shalom Congregation who lived in Stevenson for many years.

His wife, the former Eleanor May Rosenthal, died in 1976.

He is survived by three daughters, Barbara Kann Halle of Stevenson, Eleanor Hutzler Trowbridge of Washington and Diana Kann Feldman of New York City; a sister, Selma Kann Burgunder of Baltimore; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Private services were planned for Mr. Kann.

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