OBITUARY

Paul K KATZ

June 8, 1954April 6, 2019

Paul K. Katz, age 64, of Scarborough, Maine passed away on Saturday April 6, 2019. Paul was born June 8, 1954.

A Graveside Burial Service for Paul will be held Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM at the Sharon Gardens Cemetery, 273 Lakeview Avenue, Valhalla, New York. For any additional information, please contact the Riverside Memorial Chapel 21 West Broad Street, Mount Vernon NY 10552 or call 914-664-6800

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.riversidememorialmountvernon.com for the KATZ family.

Services

  • Graveside Wednesday, April 10, 2019
REMEMBERING

Paul K KATZ

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Lynn Crollick

April 17, 2019

I wanted to thank everyone for sharing their memories with me. My brother was a very special man and someone who was not only my brother but my friend. I will miss him with all my heart!
Lynn

Magen Deangelis

April 10, 2019

It's taken me a few days to really come to terms with the passing of Paul. When I walked in to this building of giant open space, scared to death of what my life was going to turn in to.... I sat in a chair, awaiting a person, a counselor, someone I thought would have a label on me before meeting me. I hear my name called by a pleasant, soft spoken man, who introduced himself as Paul Katz and shook my hand. I sat in his office for 60 minutes watching the clock, wanting out of there. He called me later that day to make sure I was doing ok. I saw him every 2 weeks, and each time I saw him I felt a deeper sense of trust and confident in his advice, he was there even if I just needed to yell. Over the last 3 years he has been my mentor, my voice of reason, my support, my recovery, my advocate but most of all my safe place. I can't begin to describe how this hurts, I can only imagine how his family is feeling as in just 3 short years I trusted him with my darkest secrets. I'll be forever grateful that I got to spend so much time with him, he helped me over come my addiction, fears, meet goals, quit smoking, and he did it with a smile. He was so proud of me when i became a supervisor and experienced my happiness of having a baby boy, he was so good with my girls. I'm at a loss. I will miss our long conversations at 5am, and the jokes about being the face you ar

Want to see at 5am. I wish you comfort and strength in your journey into after life. Thanks for everything. Thinking of your family and friends as well. You 2ill be sadly missed.

Louis Grassi

April 10, 2019

I am very saddened by Paul's passing, and that's to say the very least. Paul was my boss and he will most certainly be missed by everyone here at this office. I know that death is in fact another part of life, but I don't feel as though I expressed the gratitude that I had for him while he was still here unfortunately.

Over a decade ago, I fell into the wrong crowd and began using drugs. I became addicted to heroin and my life actually revolved around any worthwhile chance I could seize to get high. Just over five years ago, when my main source of money dried up, I went to detox and actually got sober. After several years of venturing back into the "real world" at my more cautious pace, I applied for a position to work as a peer recovery coach, where I would assist other people experiencing the same struggles that I did -- just their own versions. I interviewed with Paul, an LCSW who always came across as very unassuming. I did eventually get the job, however, and Paul became my direct supervisor.

Paul taught me so much about this job. I truly looked up to him, as he had years upon years of helping countless people (from all walks) try to attain recovery via counseling and MAT. He definitely held his patients to account, and he showed me to do the same. Thanks to Paul, I've learned that answerability in recovery is vital, because it's all about facing normal, everyday struggles head-on.

I will most certainly miss our weekly chats in Paul's office. I've had a very hard time grappling with the news of his passing. I can only hope and pray that he finds out how grateful I am to him today.

Rhonda Katz

April 10, 2019

Paul was a loving, kind, caring, handsome man. I married his brother, Todd. Sometime between 1978-1980, Paul, his girlfriend, Jamie, Todd, and I traveled through Colorado and New Mexico. We had a wonderful, happy time and I remember him with love and my heart is filled with sorrow with his loss. My son, Matthew Katz, my daughter, Rebecca Katz McGann, and I send our love and deepest sympathies.

Tonya Labbe

April 9, 2019

Paul was my mentor and friend. He will be sadly missed.

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