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Thomas L. Katz


1952 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Thomas L. Katz Obituary
Thomas L. Katz, 62, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, in Arlington. Service: Private services are being held Friday at Sparkman Hillcrest, Dallas. Tommy was born Jan. 13, 1952, in Dallas. He graduated from Hillcrest High School, Dallas, in 1970, and attended the University of Texas at Arlington, studying political science. Tommy married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Carol Florence, in 1971. They have two children, Jennifer and Michael. Tommy always made it known that his family was the most important thing in his life. He adored and loved spending his time with his grandchildren, Emily and Jacob, especially going to the park and watching old TV shows with them. Tommy had a unique sense of humor, always making people laugh. He had a lifelong love of cars and motorcycles and was an avid animal lover. Tommy appreciated all kinds of art and music, both being a part of his life. Most notable, he was a great philanthropist, always donating to several different causes and organizations. Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, Kitty and Walter Katz; stepfather, Herbert Jacob; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mike E. and Barbara Florence. Survivors: His wife of 43 years, Carol; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Paul O'Connor; son, Michael Katz and his girlfriend, Jessica Lorenz; grandchildren, Emily Grace and Jacob Thomas O'Connor; his sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Ron Ruckman; his brother-in-law and his wife, Mike and Gale Florence; nieces, Christine Lucht and Ashley Marlow; and nephews, Ryan Ruckman, Chase Lewis and Geoff Florence.
Published in Star-Telegram from Mar. 13 to Mar. 14, 2014
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