Katz’s legacy looms large in the city. He helped found the Boys & Girls Club in Parkside, just down the street from Camden High, where he graduated in 1959. It has a clubhouse named for Katz and his wife, Marjorie, who died in December.
“He’s the reason the Boys & Girls Club of Camden County exists,” said former judge M. Allen Vogelson, who knew Katz from the time they were in high school.
Also part of Katz’s legacy — and his birthright — were Jewish Community Centers in Cherry Hill and Margate named for his parents and the establishment of a Hebrew school in Voorhees.