Beth Shalom Congregation
1801 Baynard Blvd
Wilmington, DE 19802
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Deane Chinn Kattler

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Deane Chinn Kattler

Passed away at home, Saturday, July 8, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Born January 14, 1937 in Philadelphia, PA, Deane was a West Philadelphia High School graduate and received her teaching degree from Temple University in 1958. Deane married Dr. Howard Kattler in 1955 in Philadelphia and dedicated her life to family and community service. She taught at the Siegel Jewish Community Center pre-school for 20 years.

Deane served on every Jewish community agency board including being the Women's Division Campaign Chair and a Jewish Federation of Delaware Young Leadership Award recipient. She served as president of Diamond B'nai B'rith Women and chaired the Hadassah Israel Relations Committee. Deane helped to relocate Russian immigrant families for the Jewish Family Service and served on the Congregation Beth Shalom Board for many years. She never said no to any request, whether for a friend in need or volunteering with her children's school and extracurricular activities.

Deane amazed everyone with her ability to perform so many jobs and duties so efficiently and without complaint. With all of her accomplishments her greatest loves were her husband, children, and grandchildren. She never missed any of their activities. Deane had a passion for recording every event starting with 8 MM movies, pictures, and slides, to capturing moments on her iPhone 7. She loved making scrap books for lasting memories and was fortunate to be able to travel the world including many trips to Israel.

Predeceased by her sister, Ilane Sherman, Deane is survived by her beloved husband of 61 years, Howard "Heshy" Kattler; her children, Debra Kattler (Bert Gold), Steven Kattler (Donna), and Patti Asor (Shlomo); grandchildren, Matt (Courtney), Ben (Natalia), Marlee (Mac), Dani, Talya, Sara, Yoni, and Maya; nieces, Robin DuBois and Sherry Korman (David); and nephew, Petr Salidar (Jeanne).

Funeral services will be 11:00 am, Monday, July 10, 2017 at Congregation Beth Shalom, 1801 Baynard Boulevard, Wilmington, DE 19802. Shiva will be observed 7:00 pm, Monday, July 10 through Wednesday, July 12 at the late residence. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in her memory to the Jewish Federation of Delaware ( or the .


Published in The News Journal from July 9 to July 11, 2017
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