Joseph Kagan, 94, died on May 10, 2017. Joe was born in Hartford. He was a longtime resident of Roslyn, N.Y. and White Sand Beach, Old Lyme, Conn. Predeceased by Trudy, his beloved wife of over 65 years. Survived by his adoring children, Diane Goldstein (Dr. Martin), Nancy Lisnow (Jay), Stewart (Sarah); cherished grandchildren David Goldstein (Jessica Davis), Laura Maciej (Adam), Andrew, Joan and Ruth, Elizabeth Lisnow; and adorable great-granddaughters, Hannah Davis Goldstein and Amelia Maciej. Also survived by his sister Marjorie Solomon, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bill and Ruth Rabinowitz, sister-in-law Sara Lee Patz, and many nieces and nephews. Awarded the Silver Star for his service as a captain in the U.S. Army in World War II. After the war, Joe returned to the University of Connecticut, met Trudy and after graduation they moved to N.Y. In 1980, he retired as president of the Dannon Yogurt Company and former vice chairman of the Nassau County Heart Association.  Subsequently, he formed dairy consulting firm Dinast Associates. Served the U.S. Citizen’s Democracy Corps in the former Soviet Union. Retired in 2012, after his final assignment with Kozy Shack/Freshway. Joe spoke to many student groups about the Battle of the Bulge. He was honored for his U.S. Army service at the National World War II Museum, Fort Hood, Texas and by his beloved N.Y. Mets at Citifield. A dedicated member of Manhasset Bay Yacht Club and Temple Judea. Dad, you always told each of us that we were “Number 1” but it was really you who was the BEST. We give you an “A+” for a life well lived. Services were held at Temple Judea of Manhasset in New York, on Friday, May 12, 2017. Interment at Temple Emanuel Cemetery, Wethersfield, Conn.


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