- Ada, Oklahoma


March 31, 2014

Alfred Katz

Ada —

   Services for Alfred Joseph Katz, 86, of Ada are at 10 a.m. Monday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. Rabbi Vered Harris will officiate. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Temple B'Nai Israel Cemetery, 4901 N. Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City.

   Mr. Katz died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at an assisted living center in Ada.

   He was born July 10, 1927, in Ada to Benjamin and Sadie Bardine Katz. He lived in this area all his life and graduated from Ada High School in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army for a brief time and later graduated from Oklahoma A & M in 1954.

   Mr. Katz was a partner in Katz Department Store in Ada from 1954 until retiring in 2004. He was a former board member of the Home Federal Savings and Loan here in Ada.

   Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Bryna Lane of Ada; a brother, Henry Katz and his wife, Helen, of Ada; a nephew, Ronald Lane of Ada; nieces, Marsha Rothpan and husband, Jeff, of West Hills, Calif., Beth Sherry and husband, Mike, of Prairie Village, Kan., and Barbara Cobin and husband, Todd, of Woodland Hills, Calif.; his great-nieces and -nephews, Drew and Shayna Cobin and Leah and Gabe Sherry.

   Bearers will be Jerry Carroll, Kenneth “Hoot” Gibson, Jim Hamby, Monroe Hodges, LaVonda Jones, Jim Matthews, Michael Millsap, Bill Montin, Melvin Moran, Benton O'Neal, Pat O'Neal and Ron Thompson.

   The family says those who wish may make memorials to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 825 NE 13th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73104, or a charity of choice.

   Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to

   Criswell Funeral Home, Ada

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