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Robert L. Katz

KATZ: Robert L. Katz passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, from COVID-19. He was 93. Born in Aliquippa on June 25, 1927, he was the son of the late Yolan and Adolph Katz; beloved husband of Clarice Mandell Katz; father of Ann (Mickey) McDonough and Marc Katz; brother of Gloria Wolf and the late William P. Katz; brother-in-law of Hinda and Harry Rosenbleet, grandfather of Aron Minkoff, Esq.; father-in-law of Sheri Minkoff; uncle of Denise (Wolf) Jacob, Alan Wolf, Bruce Wolf, Jodi and Eyal Muscal and Beth and Joe Gersten; and great-uncle of Jordan Muscal, Eva Muscal, Amoz Gersten and Raya Gersten. All will miss him dearly. Bob attended Aliquippa Public Schools and later Business College of Pittsburgh, now known as Point Park University. He loved Israel, was a frequent participant in Shabbos services, and later in life became deeply involved with, and observant of, Jewish customs and studies. Bob was president emeritus of Three River Lodge and was a lifetime treasurer of Pittsburgh Council of B’nai Brith. He was instrumental in bringing the Homestead Hebrew Congregation to Congregation Beth Shalom, and lovingly maintained their history. He volunteered as a fundraiser for the United Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, and since 1972 was secretary and treasurer of the Homestead Hebrew Congregation Cemetery. Bob also worked out regularly, enjoyed attending classes on current events and learning about new topics, and greatly anticipated his weekly poker night with friends. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, services and interment will be private. Contributions may be made to Congregation Beth Shalom, 5915 Beacon Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15217 or B’nai Brith, 1120 20th Street NW, Suite 300N, Washington, D.C. 20036 or other organization of donor’s choice. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. www.schugar.com PJC

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