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August 05, 2020

Announcement of the Death of Judge Leon Katz

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of The Hon. Leon Katz (Ret.), 52nd Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association on August 3, 2020.

Judge Katz served as Chancellor of the Association in 1979. Following his term as Chancellor, Judge Katz was ultimately elected as a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia. Judge Katz is survived by his widow, Sandra (nee Karp), his daughter Jeanne Katz, his son Jack Katz, his step-daughter Ellen Beth (Jeffrey) Lynes, his two step-sons Jeffrey (Eve) Scher and Dr. Irving (Erin) Scher, 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Services, interment and Shiva will be private for family only. Contributions in his memory may be made to Maccabbi USA c/o the Phyllis Magerman Fund or The Eric Hubbs Recovery Scholarship Fund, c/o PNC Bank 22 North Broad Street Woodbury, NJ 08096.

May his memory be for a blessing.

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