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Philip C. Katz

January 18, 1932December 3, 2017

Philip C. Katz, 85, of Falls Church VA, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017. 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. Philip was the husband for almost 53 years of the beloved Mary Ann Duke Katz, who passed away in June, 2008. Surviving are two daughters; Kathleen Pedati of Oak Hill, VA and Caroline McGinn of Falls Church. Also surviving are four sons; John, James, and Paul of Falls Church, and Christopher of Centreville, VA. Also, survived by 19 grandchildren and seven nieces and nephews.

Philip was in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956 and served in Germany. He received a Bachelor's Degree from the Warton School of Finance and Commerce in 1954, and his Master's of Business Administration Degree from New York University in 1966. Philip was employed by the U.S. Brewer's Association/The Beer Institute in New York and Washington, DC from 1957 through 1995, and afterwards, remained a consultant. He began his career 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 22046, Wednesday, December 06, 2017 from 3 - 6 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. John the Beloved Catholic Church, 6420 Linway Terrace, McLean, VA, Thursday, December 07, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Oakwood Cemetery with Military Honors at 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Catholic Charities. http://catholiccharitiesusa.org.

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  • Mass

    Thursday, December 7, 2017

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Joan Beal

December 7, 2017

All the Schumacher/Beal/Horrigan clans are saddened to lose this kind, funny, and gentle cousin. Phil was loyal and kind to my mother (his cousin), keeping in touch for many years over many miles. We all remember those early family gatherings with Phil and Mary Ann shepherding their rambunctious brood through various elderly relatives' homes during holiday events. We all loved Phil and will miss simply knowing he was there.

Jane Malley

December 5, 2017

I received a call this morning from our Aunt Nancy who lives in Arlington and who remembered Phil and Mary Ann and knew I would want to know. My husband, Hugh went to high school with Phil. That friendship lasted until Hugh died three years ago. For all those years Phil called Hugh frequently to give him all the news about their friends. Even after Hugh died Phik called me to continue to keep me informed about news he gathered. I will miss hearing from him. He was a wonderful friend to us. May God care for him for eternity. Sincerely, Jane Malley

December 5, 2017

My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort. Knowing that there is a hope for the ones we have lost in death can be so reassuring.

Mary Littlefield Kita

December 5, 2017

Godspeed my friend, I know you are rejoicing to be joining your beloved Mary Ann. My deepest sympathy to the family you have left behind. Phil was an amazing person, friend, colleague and devoted family man. He has truly touched the lives of many and we are all better for having known him.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY