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BURTON KATZ

iconphoto1931 - 2013 Burton "Burt" Katz, 82, loving husband to Lynn (Barstis), devoted father to Debora (Jerry) Barnes and Steven (Cori) Katz, cherished grandfather of Terri Lynn (Ray), Jeffrey, Haley, Lindsay, Campbell, great grandfather of Cooper and Tripp; preceded in death by his parents Isadore and Helen nee Rich, his brother Ernest (Harriet) and sister Marcelle (late Marvin). Burt was President of Katz Realty and Investment Corporation. Together with his father and brother, Burt founded the company in the 1950s after working in the family business, SK Produce. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois, an early adopter of computer technology for business, a lover of gadgets both big and small, a voracious traveler and an accomplished private pilot. He retired to San Diego, CA and later relocated to Auburn, AL to live close to family. In keeping with his eternally positive outlook, Burt lived life to the fullest right up until the very end. Private services were held. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bethany House, 1171 Gatewood Dr. #100. Auburn, AL 36830.

Published in Chicago Tribune on Nov. 20, 2013
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