Mr. Norman Katz, long time resident of Palos Verdes, CA, passed away suddenly on Friday night, Adar 14, 5774.
He was 74, and his passing came as a great shock to the members of the South Bay community.
An electrical engineer for Aerospace, Norman was one of the founders of Chabad in the South Bay, California area. In 1973 he was one of the first families to bring a Shliach, Rabbi Eli Hecht, to the South Bay community.
In 1989 he helped establish Chabad of Palos Verdes with Rabbi Yitzie Magalnic to serve as the local Chabad Shliach where he lived. Norman served as gabbai at Chabad of Palos Verdes.
Known as a kind and caring individual, he never spoke a negative word about anyone, friends said. He supported many Chabad institutions in California as well.
He is survived by his wife, Adrienne Katz, and their children Mordy Katz – Los Angeles, Jolene Sonnenberg – Israel and many grandchildren.
LEVAYA TODAY SUNDAY 2/16 5PM
Levaya & Kevurah TODAY:
Sunday, Adar-I 16/February 16, 5:00 pm
Mount Olive Cemetery 7231 E Slauson Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90040
Shiva at the Katz Residence:
2205 Via La Brea, Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Shachris 7:30 am
Mincha/Maariv 5:00 pm
Phone: (310) 378-4174
Email: [email protected]
Baruch Dayan Haemes.