Donald B. Katz, 85, passed away March 15, 2015, at his Sag Harbor home.
He was the beloved husband of Gertrude and loving father of Phyllis Katz, Susan (Alan) Leavitt, Hank (Jayne) Katz and Jane (Alan) Levy and the adoring “Poppy” of nine grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Arlene.
A graduate of the New York University School of Commerce, Don had lived in Greenport before moving to Sag Harbor. He began his accounting practice on a card table in his mother-in-law’s store, the Fil-Net Shoppe, in Sag Harbor.
Don later established the Donald B. Katz accounting firm in his building on Sag Harbor’s Main Street. His firm represented many North Fork businesses, including Times/Review Media Group and Mullen Motors.
His love of tennis motivated him to become a founding partner of the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club. In recent years, he was also an avid contract bridge player.
For 25 years, he was president of Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor, where he relished his role as the shofar blower on the high holidays.
Until his recent illness, he and his wife maintained a second home in Boca Raton, Fla.
Don, truly, loved his family and his life in Sag Harbor. We will miss him every day.
Services were held March 17 at Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor.
Donations in memory of Donald B. Katz may be made to East End Hospice, the Sag Harbor Food Pantry or Temple Adas Israel.
This is a paid notice.