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Irwin Katz

96, of Indianapolis, passed away September 9, 2015. He was born in Philadelphia to Meshulam and Katie Katz on August 7, 1919. After graduating from Townsend-Harris High School and City College of New York, Irwin served his country during WWII in the US Army. Early in his career, Irv was a sports writer (a stringer) for the New York Times. Later, he joined the C.P.A. firm of Levy & Calderon to form Levy Calderon & Katz (now Katz Sapper, Miller).

Irwin was a member of the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation. He also served as a past president for the Jewish Welfare Federation, Jewish Community Center and Broadmoor Country Club. Irv played varsity basketball for City College of New York and was also an avid golfer who loved the game.

He is survived by his son, Donald (Rebecca Krantz) Katz of Madison, Wisconsin; daughter, Nancy (Margo Dichtelmiller) Katz of Plymouth, Michigan; grandchildren, Samuel and Sarah Katz; and beloved friend, Phyllis Weingarten. Irwin was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Baker Katz.

Memorial services will be held at the Aaron Ruben Nelson Mortuary, 11411 North Michigan Rd, on Sunday, September 20th at 3 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jewish Community Center or the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis. Friends may leave a memory or message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Sept. 13, 2015
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