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Superior Court judge dies

July 21, 2010

Alan Kalkin, a retired Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, died June 20. He was 76.

Kalkin began his career of public service in the Burbank city attorney's office. He was later appointed Municipal Court commissioner until his judicial appointment by Gov. George Deukmejian.

After a brief service in West Covina and Glendale, Kalkin spent most of his career in Burbank.

Over the years he received many letters from people who had appeared before him thanking him for his fairness in their trials. Many told him that his decisions changed their lives for the better, his family said.

He was a supporter of Family Service Agency of Burbank, Burbank Noon Rotary, Burbank Temporary Aid Center, the Burbank YMCA and other local charitable causes.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, and children Jessica, Benjamin (Susie), Jonathan (Mandy); grandchildren Andrew and Justin; and sister Myra Kalkin Morewitz (Harry Alan Morewitz.)

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In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate that donations be made to Burbank Temple Emanu El or the American Diabetes Assn.

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