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February 03, 2014
I met Harry in the hallways of Beechtree as I walked to my mothers room. He was always a very quiet man, just sitting and watching people walk by. I started saying hello as I passed him and it was always returned with a broad smile and a little finger wave. At times I might talk a bit more with him and would get short answers and that smile. I was very surprised to find out that behind that mischievous smile, quiet Harry was such a character and what an interesting life he had.
I will miss seeing his kind and smiling face,peacefully sitting in his wheel chair with his baseball cap on (forwards or backwards) but always on.
May you rest in peace hansom Harry.
With deepest sympathy.
January 27, 2014
I had many interactions with Harry, as I visited his roommate at Beechtree. No matter how big a struggle he was facing on any given day, Harry was a gentleman and a warm and engaging man. My 9 year-old daughter was saddened to hear that he passed, saying, "He always smiled at me when I said hello." He was a very classy guy.
January 26, 2014
May the family fund peace in John 5:28
January 25, 2014
To Harry Katzmann Widow and Family.

My name is Jack Lewis, a name which will mean nothing to you (a trait you share with millions of other folk on earth.) Jayne Cosgrove, who keeps records for the Thornton Township High School Harry attended knew that I went to DePauw and asked if I happened to know Harry. know him indeed I did! Although I was not from the Chicago area, I had teturned from WW11 for my senior year at DePauw and was assigned two freshman room mates at the Lambda Chi House; Chuch Kirsch and Harry Katzman. What a great year we had (at least from my standpoint), and what a joy to get to know Harry. Whilst I have maintained close connections to Bill Hayes and others from the Chicago area, I had lost track of Harry. It was a sad but wonderfully warm, feeling to read of his distinguished life. So many things fit Harry to a tee from the time he and I were together. Particularly the SPEED. One of my last rides with Harry at the wheel was in Feb 1947 on my way to a wedding. It was a typical icy cold Chicago night and we had a RIDE to remember. (Obviously, since a few moons have passed since then). My memory maybe (and likely is flawed at this point) but I thought the car was a Hudson.

After seeing Harry's impressive obit, I wanted tho share some of the warm great memories I have of him. Such things can serve as a bit of a comfort in times of grief.

I believe Charlie Kirsch has also run his distinguished course on earth. That leaves me who will be 90 this June if the wind remains in the right direction, and the cricks don't rise, etc.

Please accept my sincere sympathy and thanks for the joy Harry Katzman and I shared during our younger yeas.

Jack Lewis
(William John Lewis, MD
Clinical Professor Emeritus
Boonschoft School of Medicine
Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
(Wjlsings@aol.com)
January 25, 2014
Harry, you will always be a part of Beechtree and you will be missed dearly. I will miss your smile and your growl you did on your shower night.I am glad I got to see you before you passed and went to heaven.
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