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HAVERHILL - Robert C. Katz, 83, of Haverhill, and formerly of Malden, Everett, and Peabody, passed away peacefully at home, with his family by his side, Sunday, February 11.
He was born in Lynn, January 14, 1935, son of the late Irving and Fannie (Farmelant) Katz.
Educated in the Malden school system, Mr. Katz graduated from Malden High School, and earned his bachelor's degree in business from Northeastern University.
During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army attaining the rank of SP3(T), and earned a Good Conduct Medal.
For over 20 years he owned and operated the former "Curtains 'N Things" in Lawrence.
Loving husband of 54 years of Carla R. (Perlis) Katz, of Haverhill; and cherished father of Laurie Katz, of Boston, Kimberly Katz, and David Brookshire, of Timonium, Maryland. He is also survived by Martin Katz, of Peabody, and Marilyn Beecoff, of Boynton Beach, Florida.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral service on Tuesday, February 13, at 11 a.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Burial will be in Temple Beth Shalom Memorial Park, Danvers. Immediately following the burial, the family will receive visitors at the family home in Haverhill through 4 p.m., and again on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. as well as on Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, PO Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741 (www.michaeljfox.org). To share a memory, or for more information, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published on February 11, 2018
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