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February 23, 1938 - December 14, 2022
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On December 14th, Dr. Roger Katz died peacefully in Marina Del Rey California at the age of 84.
Dr. Katz is survived by his partner Royce Younger of Marina Del Rey California, former wife Barbara Katz of Santa Barbara, California with whom he shares three children. Carl Katz of Orange County, California his wife Marla their children Remy and Arden; Dr. Gary Katz of Dublin Ohio his wife Teresa; their children Benjamin, Shauna, Rebekah,and Charlie, Robyn Young of Goleta California her husband Stuart and their children Meggie and Liam and siblings Jim Katz and his wife Ellyn of Highland Park Illinois and Roberta Deutschman (née Katz) and her husband Martin of Lake Forest California. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Samantha Rose.
Roger was born on February 23, 1938 in Marinette Wisconsin. He graduated from Marinette high school in 1956 and went on to attend The University of Wisconsin, Medical School at the University of Louisville, and Residency and Fellowship in Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at UCLA.
After training, he was a commissioned officer in the US Army Medical Corps, based at Ft. Sam Houston, where he attained the rank of Major.
He practiced medicine in West Los Angeles for 60 years and is beloved not only by his patients, partners and community, but by all those who he adopted as a family. He is a father figure to so many and it is his love and compassion for others that fed into his beautiful long life.
A memorial service is scheduled for 5:00pm, December 19, 2022 at Kehillat Israel, 16019 Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, CA.