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Ronald L. Katsky

1938 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Ronald L. Katsky Obituary
November 10, 1938 - November 20, 2017 Ron grew up in Westwood, and went to elementary and high school in Beverly Hills. His mother and grandmother instilled in him a deep awareness of his Armenian roots, a lifelong love of travel, and his strong commitment to education. He received a scholarship to Princeton University and was active on their newspaper, the Daily Princetonian. He received his law degree from UCLA, and practiced corporate law in the Los Angeles area for over 50 years. He served as managing partner of the firm Katsky & Lyon, LLP, and its predecessor firms, for more than three decades. Throughout his life Ron displayed an unmatched commitment and enthusiasm to community and social involvement. He was extremely active in his high school and university alumni associations, as well as other organizations like Lawyers for Human Rights, the Beefeaters, and Gamma Mu. He was engaged in the non-profit art community, serving as a Director of various museums and art related entities. He served the Catholic Church in many capacities over the years, including his Parish's Finance Committee and St. Victor's Parish Council. Ron was a Knight Grand Cross in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem and a Knight of Magistral Grace in the Order of Malta. He was recently awarded the Pro Ecclesiam Et Pontifice, the highest medal awarded to the laity by the Pope for his distinguished service to the Catholic Church. Ron was an avid reader, a formidable Scrabble and Tetris player, and an ardent solver of crossword puzzles. He was a constant, tireless and adventurous traveler, who made it a point to see every corner of the world, regardless of his comfort (or sometimes even his safety). Ron's partner of nineteen years, Marvin Acosta, his sister Alice, his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews will sorely miss his intelligence, his humor, his sociability and his unfailing energy. Services will be held Saturday, December 2nd, at St. Victor Catholic Church in West Hollywood at 1pm. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Ron's name to the Smile Train or the LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1, 2017
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