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Kenneth Peter Kaye

Kenneth Peter Kaye

(January 24, 1946 - May 26, 2021)

Ken Kaye of Evanston, Illinois, son of the late Saul and Juanita Kaye and dear brother of Sara Buswell, passed away at the age of 75 on May 26, 2021. Beloved husband of 10 years to Janice Bell Kaye. Loving father of Lev Kaye (Jennifer Singer Kaye), Nick Kaye, Michelle Kaye (Jeffrey Smith) and Hope Kaye. Cherished Grandfather of Milo Kaye, Emmet Kaye, Maggie Kaye, Hazel Kaye Smith and Fritz Bernard Kaye Smith.

Ken Kaye earned his bachelor's and doctoral degrees from Harvard University (A.B. in English literature, 1966; Ph.D. in psychology and education, 1970). He was a Knox Fellow at the University of Cambridge, England. Later, he trained in family therapy at the Family Institute of Chicago.

After a ten year career as an academic researcher in the fields of developmental psychology and education, Kaye became a family therapist and an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University's Institute of Psychiatry. He has served on numerous editorial
boards and advisory boards, ranging from non-profit social service agencies to a $75M
manufacturing company.


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