September 12, 1929 – September 28, 2020
Edward Kac, 91, of Las Vegas, passed away on Monday, September 28, 2020, on Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement.
Edward was born on September 12, 1929 in Poland to Paula (nee Blumenfeld) and Henryk Kac and has been a Southern Nevada resident for nine years. He is predeceased by his parents and brother, Yoram Katz. He is survived by Dora, his beloved wife of 70 years; daughter, Sharon Berry (John); son, Allen Kac (Shifra); sister-in-law, Sylvie Katz; brother, Michael Kac; grandchildren, Elisabeth Kac, Michael Berry (Nicole), David Berry, Michelle Berry; step granddaughter Sara Sfadia; great grandson, Jack Berry. Edward was a strong and resilient person through the age of 89, but he struggled over his last two years. He grew up during the hard times of WWII having to fight for survival against war, hunger, persecution, and constant mental and physical challenges. As the oldest child of three, Edward helped his family overcome these dangers. He participated in the earliest years of the building of the State of Israel. He was a talented textile chemist and played beautiful piano melodies from memory. He worked hard his whole life to provide for his family. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and was loved by many people. He was friendly and charming. He loved to collect antiques and had the skill to fix and repair them to their original condition. He had the patience to take apart and repair watches, as well. He had beautiful gardens while living in both Las Vegas and Massachusetts, hummingbirds used to land on his hand and many birds owed their winter survival to him. Edward loved all animals and always had a loyal dog at this side. Graveside services will be held at 12:00PM on Thursday October 1, 2020 at King David Memorial Chapel and Cemetery, 2697 E. Eldorado Lane, Las Vegas, NV. Family requests that memorial donations be made to charity of choice. King David Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.