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Dr. Fred Katz

1936 - 2014 SOUTH EGREMONT Dr. Fred Katz, 78, of South Egremont, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at Fairview Commons Nursing Center. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on March 21, 1936, son of Samuel and Claire Levine Katz. He proudly served his country with the U.S. Air Force as a Captain from 1966-1968. He was a physician specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Mahopac, N.Y. He was a member of Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, Great Barrington. He was an avid New York Yankees fan and a season ticket holder for the New York Football Giants. A "Wonderful Doctor" adored by patients and nurses. Dr. Katz leaves his wife of 54 years, the former Naomi "Nikki" Goode, whom he married June 11, 1960; two sons, Dr. Jeffery Katz, of Mahopac, N.Y., and Michael Katz of Whitefish Bay, Wisc.; one daughter, Alissa Whiteman, of Cambridge; one sister, Edith Markowitz, of Florida; eight grandchildren, Jordan, Danny, Justin, Noah, Trevor, and Damon Katz, and Hannah and Sarah Whiteman; one sister-in-law, Ruth Davis; two brothers-in-law, Jerry Davis and Arnold Markowitz, and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Dr. Fred Katz who died Aug. 5, will be held Friday Aug. 8, at 12 noon at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire with the Rabbi Robert E. Ourach, officiating. Burial will follow in Ahavath Sholem Cemetery. Family will be sitting Shiva Friday, Aug. 8, at 4 Ridge Road South Egremont, from the conclusion of the services until 4 p.m., Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday, all day and Monday, all day. BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy in Dr. Katz's memory may be made to either Hevreh of Southern Berkshire or to the Macular Degeneration Society, both in care of the funeral home, 33 South Street, Great Barrington, MA. 01230. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle from Aug. 7 to Aug. 8, 2014
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