OBITUARY

Florence Katz

April 9, 1939May 26, 2014

Florence Katz, 75, of Larchmont, New York, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014 in New Rochelle, New York. She was born in Bronx, New York on April 9, 1939. Florence is predeceased by her husband Joel Katz, and survived by two sons Michael and Richard Katz. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 29, 2014 11:00 AM at Riverside Cemetery, 12 Market Street Saddle Brook, New Jersey 07663

DIRECTIONS TO THE CEMETERY: • Take George Washington Bridge to Route 80 West (Local or Express Lanes) to Exit 63 (Fair Lawn-Lodi). • Turn right at stop sign. • Turn left at traffic light onto Essex Street. • Continue down hill through next traffic light. (Note: Essex Street becomes Market Street). • Make a quick left under the overpass onto Fairview Avenue for Cemetery entrance.

Services

  • Graveside Service Thursday, May 29, 2014
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Bob Burke

July 14, 2014

Hi Michael and Richard,

Sorry to hear the news of your Mother's passing. She was a fine lady. Although it has been many years I still hold my Larchmont Acres memories including your family fondly.

Remember, people who touch our hearts stay with us forever.

MICHAEL KATZ

May 28, 2014

My mother Florence Katz, defined the world unselfish. She always rejoiced in the good news and happenings of others as if it was happening to her. She deeply cared for other people with one of her most wonderful acts being the befriending of a family that moved into our building about 5 years ago. Alone, lived in Peru prior to their journey to the states, mom connected with mother Roxanna and their young girls Carolina & Christina, eventually forming a family like bond that had them viewing Florence as their surrogate grandma. She helped make a life for them here, through her love and support of them, with Joel playing a major role in their happiness also. Her love of Joel through his cancer treatments over the summer & right up until his death on Dec 21th was off the charts. She set up the whole treatment plan & was there for him every step of the way. I guess 52 years of marriage cements that loyalty oath. It moved the doctors to tell us they had never seen such family devotion & care. It was that love in my humble opinion that caused a broken heart after Joel died. That bed was too lonely for her & made sleep & the nights a tough go. However, whenever she met friends or saw people in the building she smiled , spread joy & never put that pain onto others. In closing what person would give a gift to her dentist in appreciation for her soon to be completed dental work. That's who Florence Katz was. Rest in peace Mom, Love your son Michael.

MICHAEL KATZ

May 28, 2014

My mother Florence Katz defined the word unselfish. She always rejoiced in other peoples joy and good news. She became so close to our neighbors who moved here from Peru about 5 years ago that they adopted her as their American grandmother. Roxanna, Carolina & Christina meant everything to her & the same the other way. She helped the family make a life here after coming into a strange land with nobody but themselves. She loved her Husband of 50 plus years so much that when she set up all the schedules for his cancer treatments the doctors at the hospital were so moved by the families dedication to Joel. That love that was gone after he passed away after a brave battle on Dec 21, 2013, & this is in my humble opinion, left my mom with a broken heart. 52 years & now no one on the other side of the bed made for lonely & sleepless nights. But she faced each day with gusto, smiled at everyone, did not go into a shell & stayed in constant contact with friends, always concerned with their welfare. I was told by Peter Katz the son of my cousin Warren Katz, Peter's dad , then when his Mom & Dad died about a year ago, that Mom was invaluable in helping him with his grieving process. That was who Florence Katz was. Amen , rest in peace Mom.

FROM THE FAMILY