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Frank E. Hahn Jr., 94, a longtime attorney who provided a range of legal services, died Feb. 18 at the Fountains at Logan Square.

Hahn graduated from Northeast High School in 1928, the University of Pennsylvania in 1932 and the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 1935. He served as president of his alumni class from 1987 to 1992, and chairman of his class' 60th-reunion annual-giving campaign.

He joined the currently named law firm of Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell and Hippel in 1935, directly after graduating from law school. He remained at Obermayer throughout his active career, becoming Of Counsel to the firm in 1986.

As the practice of law evolved into a profession of "specialists," Hahn was one of Philadelphia's well-known "generalists," providing a range of legal services, including labor, real estate, immigration and family law.

Also active in the community, especially in the area of youth development and education, Hahn was a supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, culminating in his service as president of the Philadelphia Council in 1976-77. He also served on the Regional Advisory Board and as legal advisor to the Philadelphia Council. For his work, he earned the Silver Beaver, Silver Antelope and Mary S. Hart Awards.

In addition, he was a member of the Cheltenham Township School Board for 12 years in various officer positions, including president.

Hahn sat on the Albert Einstein Hospital Board of Trustees since 1952 in various capacities, including secretary and vice chairman. As chairman of the Nursing Committee, he became an active supporter of nursing, and received the Dora Mathis Award in 1969 from the Southeastern Pennsylvania League of Nursing for his contribution to the profession.

He worked with the Philadelphia and American Bar associations, and served as a member of the House of Delegates of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and on the Trust Law and Real Property Committees of the American Bar Association.

Hahn was admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret "Peggy" Berg; a daughter, Judith Kramer; a son, Frank E. Hahn III; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

 

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