Mr. Katz was born on June 14, 1938, in Los Angeles, where he spent the first 26 years of his life with his parents, Alfred and Lillian Katz, and his brother, Roger Katz. He attended John Marshall High School and then enlisted in the United States Coast Guard. Upon his return from the service and while in the Reserve, he worked as a stockbroker in an investment firm in Los Angeles. There he met and married his wife. In 1965, they moved to Nogales, Arizona where he became a partner of Capin Mercantile Corporation. His love and knowledge of travel, cars, watches, and investing were among his favorite avocations.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Diane Capin Katz; daughter, Mary (Richard) Kinkade of Coral Gables; brother, Roger Katz of Ventura, California; and two grandchildren.
Services were private. Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity.