MIRIAM (“MIMI”) KATZ, passed away at her home in Lantana, Florida at the age of 88 on June 16, 2017. Formerly of Buffalo NY and Delray Beach FL. 

Beloved wife and sweetheart of 68 years of Donald W. Katz of Lantana, Florida; dear mother and mother-in-law of Jody Katz Chassin (David Chassin) of St. Louis, Missouri and Wendy Katz (Darrel Gilbert) of Atlanta, Georgia; dear grandmother of Emily Chassin and James Chassin, Russell Gilbert (Emily) and Perrin Gilbert. 

Daughter of the late Edward and Sophie Deneroff of New York; sister of the late Lawrence Deneroff (Mickey). She was sister in law, great aunt, aunt, cousin and friend to many.

Mimi was born in Long Beach NY and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Ohio State University. There she met her husband and moved to Buffalo,where she raised her family. She completed her Master of Speech Pathology from State University College at Buffalo. She enjoyed reading, gardening, knitting, yoga, tennis, golf, entertaining, and traveling–especially numerous family fishing trips to Canada and family cruises.

Funeral services were held on June 20, 2017 in Buffalo, NY at Temple Beth Zion. Contributions in her memory can be made to Alzheimer’s Association (act.alz.org), Trustbridge Hospice of Palm Beach County (www.hpbcf.org) or a charity of the donor’s choice.