PHILIP KATZ (1932 - 2017)

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PHILIP C. KATZ (Age 85)  

On December 3, 2017, of Falls Church, VA. He was born on January 18, 1932 in Paterson, New Jersey, to Carl and Charlotte Katz. He had one sister, Carolyn, who passed away in 1976. Mr. Katz grew up in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, and moved to Northern Virginia in 1971 when his employer relocated. He was the husband for almost 53 years of beloved Mary Ann Duke Katz, who passed away in June, 2008. He has two daughters, Kathleen Pedati of Oak Hill, VA, and Caroline McGinn of Falls Church, VA. He is also survived by his four sons: John, James, and Paul of Falls Church, and Christopher of Centreville, VA. Also surviving are 19 grandchildren and seven nieces and nephews.
Mr. Katz was in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956, and served in Germany. He received a Bachelor's Degree from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce in 1954, and his Master's of Business Administration Degree from New York University in 1966. He was employed by the U.S. Brewers Association/The Beer institute in New York and Washington DC from 1957 through 1995, and afterwards, remained as a consultant. His career began as a Statistician and eventually became Senior Vice President/Research, as well as interim President, on two occasions.
Friends may call at Murphy Funeral Home, 1102 West Broad St., Falls Church, VA, Wednesday, December 6, 2017, from 3 to 6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. John the Beloved Catholic Church, 6420 Linway Terrace, McLean, VA, Thurday, December 7, 2017, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Falls Church, VA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Catholic Charities. http://catholiccharitiesusa.org

Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 5, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
Murphy Funeral Homes
1102 West Broad Street | Falls Church, VA 22046 | (703) 533-0341
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