Friday, August 05, 2011

Sad News - Stan Katz

Stan Katz died of a heart attack Friday.  Funeral is Tuesday, August 9 (details below).

I knew Stan from the time we were five when we attended Tamarack Camp together. Stan and I talked many times over the following 57 years, becoming closer in the last few years. We got together several times following his therapy at the Chicago Rehab Institute.

Stan was a great guy. He was fortunate to follow his passion of bridge for so many years, eventually serving in a professional capacity with the American Contract Bridge league.



Stanley B. Katz, 62, beloved brother of Ellen (David) Block; devoted son of the late William and Ruthie Katz; dear uncle of Joshua (Allison) Mora, Aaron (Nicole) Block, Benji Block and Emily Block; fond grand-uncle of Charlotte Mora, Julianne Mora, Brody Block and Raquel Block; loving cousin and cherished friend to many. Retired Chief Accounting Officer of the American Contract Bridge League and Diamond Life Master at contract bridge. Funeral services Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, 10:30 a.m. at North Shore Congregation Israel, 1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe, IL. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Ruthie & Bill Katz Archive Fund, North Shore Congregation Israel, 1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe, IL 60022, or Make-A-Wish Foundation, 640 N. LaSalle St., Suite 280, Chicago, IL 606010. Info: PISER FUNERAL SERVICES, 847-679-4740, or