David Kagon

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David Kagon died on Dec. 20 at his home in Malibu after a short illness. He was 90 years old.

Kagon was born on Aug. 10, 1918 in Woodridge, New York. He was raised in Lawrence, Kansas, attended Columbia University and Columbia University Law School. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1945 and was discharged as a senior grade lieutenant.

Kagon was a practicing attorney in California at his law firm, Goldman & Kagon, in Beverly Hills and then in Century City from 1947 until his semi-retirement in the mid-1990’s.

He was a founder of the Mediation Division of the Beverly Hills Bar Association and one of the principal authors of the California Mediation Law Statutes.

Kagon moved to Malibu in the mid-1960s.

Among other contributions to the city, he was an original member of the General Plan Task Force, which was responsible for founding the City of Malibu and writing its constitution.

Kagon helped in the fund raising efforts for acquiring Legacy Park, and was involved with the rebuilding of Rambla Pacifico for the past 12 years.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, his daughter, Jane, son, Robert and two grandsons, Jacob and Aaron.

In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions can be made in Kagon’s name to Nashuva at www.nashuva.com or to a charity of the donator’s choice.