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GERRIT KATS, 87, passed away peacefully on November 23, 2016 in Riverside, California. Born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Gerrit received his academic training in ornamental horticulture at Wageningen University. He immigrated to the United States in 1962 and had a long career at the University of California, Riverside. Most of his tenure at UCR was spent doing research in the Statewide Air Pollution Research Center. He enjoyed designing and building the experiments that would increase our understanding of the effects of air pollution on plants. In retirement Gerrit enjoyed ballroom dancing and especially traveling, usually spending months overseas on his adventures. Gerrit is survived by his son Bart; daughters Marissa and Victoria; his sister Adriana; brother Dick, and grandchildren. There will be a celebration of life at 10am on Monday, December 12 at Acheson & Graham Mortuary, 7944 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92504. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the . The family of Gerrit wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Meridian Gardens of Riverside, as well as Kaiser hospice.

Published in Press-Enterprise on Dec. 7, 2016
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