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Stan Katz 1949–2011

Stan Katz, who served as the ACBL’s comptroller from 2005 to 2008, died Aug. 5 from a heart attack at his home in the Chicago area. He was 62.

Katz, a Diamond Life Master, moved to Memphis in August 2005 from his native Chicago to join the Headquarters staff as head of the ACBL’s accounting department. In August 2008, Katz was seriously injured while visiting Chicago when he was struck by a vehicle while crossing a street. He was hospitalized for many months, and the resulting head injuries impaired his memory and motor skills. Although Katz recovered, the effects of the accident made a return to full-time work too difficult.

Katz remained in the Chicago area to help care for his aging parents.