Howard Katz, 92, died Feb. 18, 2014, in Scottsdale.
Born in Newark, N.J., Mr. Katz graduated from Montclair State Teachers College. He was a captain in the U.S. Army Air Corp, serving in World War II as a B-24 navigator. He received the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross and a presidential citation. He was an accountant and a community theatre enthusiast, acting in over 60 plays and musicals, with his favorite role being Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof.” He and his wife moved to Arizona a few years after they retired and were involved in volunteer and Jewish community activities.
Mr. Katz was preceded in death by his wife, Muriel. Survivors include his children, Susan Katz and Michael (Sandra Kurinsky) Katz of New Jersey; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Interment was in Paramus, N.J. Local arrangements were by Evergreen Mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Jersey Y Camps scholarship fund http://njycamps.org, the Jewish National Fund or a local Jewish community services organization of your choice.