Eli Mitchell Katzin

May 26, 1975February 2, 2021

Eli Mitchell Katzin, 45, of St. Lawrence, passed away Tuesday February 2, 2021. He was born in Reading on May 26, 1975, a son of Barry L. and Cynthia L. (Gamber) Katzin. Eli was last employed by Yellow House Hotel as a chef prior to the pandemic. Eli was a very friendly, social, funny, person who would love to help people, as he did even in his passing through the gift of life. He enjoyed fishing and was a big teddy bear who had a big heart. Most of all, he loved spending time with his wonderful son, Owen Ray Katzin. Also surviving is his half brother, Barry L. Katzin, Jr., many cousins and many wonderful friends who love him and will miss him. Services are private. Auman's Inc Funeral Home, Reiffton is entrusted to be serving the family. Rest In Paradise!


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Owen Ray

February 10, 2021

Dad, I love you and will miss you. I am sad we didn't have more time. I will cherish the memories we made and the next fish I catch is for you. I love you so much and will miss you so very very much. my heart hurts as I try to find the words to express how deeply I will miss our time together. I love you DAD.

Cathy Gable

February 9, 2021

Sending prayers and loving comfort to your mom Cindy and dad Barry and your son Owen!! Y’all are in my prayers every day as I know how hard it is to lose a child!! Eli, you were like a big teddy bear! Always caring and kind and loving! I will cherish the last hug I got from you!! My heart is so sad that I will never see your smiling face until we meet again. So many memories with you and my boys 💔 RIP Eli!! I loved you like a son and miss you so much already! I am comforted that you are at peace with God in Heaven!! Love you Eli 😇💙

Cathy Gable

February 9, 2021

You left us without warning. Not even a goodbye, and I can’t seem to stop asking the question, why?? We didn’t see this coming. It hit us by surprise! And when you left for Heaven, a small part of us died. Your smile could brighten anyone’s day. No matter what they were going through. And every day for the rest of our lives, we’ll be missing you!! You were like a son to me! Always caring and wanting to help people!! Rest in the arms of God, Eli ❤️ Give my Matt a hug for me. Love and miss you always, Cathy

Brenda Seasholtz

February 9, 2021

Oh eli I still can't believe your gone! I will cherish our childhood memories forever. My heart aches for ur parents and son. We love and miss you. Til we meet again fly high my angel

Trina Pauley

February 8, 2021

From little kids u were always a teddy bear u defended me when know one else could I'm miss you so much and regret not getting to tell u what u meant to me rest easy

Terry Heffelfinger

February 7, 2021

E we were more than friends, we were brothers. You will live on in a lifetime of memories, so many things remind me of you everyday bro....
The fact that we'll never hang out again haunts me man.
Rest in peace now big brother. No more pain or worries.
We'll meet again.

Bill Hower

February 6, 2021

To one of the guy that i could call a brother . met u in grade school an hit it off . we have bin friends for yrs. N will always n forever will be . u may be gone in body but ur memories i will always hold on to an will see u on the other side my friend rest in piece my friend my prayers r with u an ur family in this trying time

Stacy Butler

February 6, 2021

may you rest in peace for now your pain is gone and your father will love you in heaven.

Carol Sweitzer

February 6, 2021

My heart goes out to you, as his parents & also, his son. I have so many memories of Eli & my kids, even laughing at them cleaning the pool, when they got in trouble. Eli, was another of my adopted kids. May he rest in peace, until we meet again. Love you!

Sandie Jones

February 5, 2021

I am sitting here thinking back on our last conversation that was not so long ago and my heart and mind are still in so much shock and hurt. You will always be that big teddy bear that had a heart of gold and would help anyone who needed it. You were always someone full of life. May your wings be a big as your heart and as shiny as your personality. Until we meet again my friend... Rest easy! You will always be loved and missed..💜