Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Barry Katz

December 25, 1942 - January 2, 2019


Date and Time

Monday, January 7, 2019 at 12 Noon


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077


Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein
Am Shalom

Interment - Private


Katz Residence
2807 Lexington Lane
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
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Monday following the service until 9 PM and Tuesday 7PM - 9PM

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Memorial Contributions

GI Research Foundation
20 West Kinzie Street, 17th floor
Chicago, Illinois 60654


Barry S. Katz, age 76

Beloved husband of Roberta nee Tuchten. Loving father of Jason T. Katz and Jennifer L. Katz Margolis (Paul Margolis). Devoted son of Harriet and the late Ernest. Dear brother of Dean Z. (Elizabeth), Stuart M. (Deborah), and Jordon R. (Barbara). Service Monday 12PM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to GI Research Foundation, 20 West Kinzie Street, 17th floor, Chicago, Illinois 60654, Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


We encourage you to share your personal
condolences and stories of Barry Katz below and
we will share them with the family.

David Rubin

The Section of Gastroenterology at the University of Chicago mourns our shared loss of a great man, whose devotion to the health and wellbeing of all those he touched was remarkable and so appreciated. Barry was loved by all, was a mentor to many of our Foundation's board members, and a true friend of the University of Chicago. His legacy of giving and of helping others will live on through our work and through his wonderful family. We will miss him.

Stuart Hoffenberg

My fellow classmates and boyhood friend. Although we just reconnected 8 years ago, we have more stories to share they will never be heard. Rest in peace Barry. We all will miss you.

Larry Rodkin

A shocker! Every December 25 I called BSK (an old nickname from college) to wish him Happy I just talked to him a little over a week ago. He gave me the latest update on his brothers and their sounded fine. We were in Boy Scouts together...his dad, Ernie, became scoutmaster...then my dad took the reins when the Katz family headed north. We crossed paths at the U of I...and got together when he came to Florida to see his mom. I remember her giving us cookies whenever we stopped by the house just off Jeffery. So long old friend...peace!

Jennifer Isquith

I have known Barry for 32 years. Our families have been closest of friends since my family moved from New York to Chicago. Barry has a huge heart, loved engaging in conversation, had a lot to say and was an extremely generous individual. You donâ??t find many people with as big of a heart as Barry. I am honored and privaledged to have shared Jewish holidays and Thanksgivings with Barry and his family for decades. Rest In Peace and you will always be remembered and never forgotten.

George Basso

Barry has been a friend and business acquaintance for over 25 years. I shared in his support for GIRF, and, I am a 8 year survivor thanks to Dr. Gene Chang.
I will truly miss your calls, Barry.
My sympathy to the Katz family for the loss of such a gracious man.

Dr. Daniel Uditsky

I met Barry at the beginning of our sophomore year at Nilehi when I transferred from Amundsen High School in Chicago. We worked on several shows, homecoming floats and decorated the gym for many events. While we went our separate ways after graduation, we would meet and reminisce at our high school reunions. Barry was a warm caring individual who will be missed by his family and friends. My sincerest condolences to his family and friends
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