Mel Kohn, a San Fernando Valley accountant who held prominent positions on several business boards and city commissions, died Sunday at age 74.
Kohn was a name partner in accounting firm Kirsch, Kohn and Bridge LLP in Woodland Hills. He served on the board of the Valley Industry & Commerce Association and as board chairman of both the Valley Economic Development Center and FilmL.A. Kohn was also a member of the City of Los Angeles’ Business Tax Advisory Committee.
A native of Los Angeles, Kohn graduated from UCLA and was a lifelong supporter of the university.
He began his accounting career in 1970 with local firm Gold, Eisenberg & Co., where he served as partner. After a period as a sole proprietor, Kohn joined Kirsch, Stein & Kohn in 1982. That firm later merged with Bridge, Michel & Sobelman and was eventually renamed Kirsch, Kohn & Bridge. Kohn was managing partner until 2009.
He is survived by his wife, Wendy Kohn, children Elisa Taub and Gary Kohn, grandchildren Lindsey and Jonathan Taub, brother Barry Kohn, mother-in-law Helen Futterman, brother-in-law Steven Futterman and nephew Jann Futterman.
Services took place Tuesday at Mt. Sinai Memorial Park.