Throughout Our Lives Together July 28, 1946-July 28, 2012

We've lived in Hampton and Newport News, VA… in Levittown and Islip, NY… and in Whittier and, now, Encino, CA… And have been active Members of Temples wherever we've lived

Marjorie has made our Encino Home a place of Beauty, Fine Art and Love

We've hiked the Hills of Encino, our Nike Trail in the Santa Monicas, and our walks into our Encino Village

We've hiked the Cotswold's, the Alps, hiked and backpacked the High Sierra…

We've driven the byways of Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Great Britain, France, Italy, Austria, Sicily, Spain…and, of course, our own U.S.

We've stayed in the traditional villages of the Southern Alps region of Japan

We've been "actors" on an ocean cruise…We've cruised the Mississippi and the Seine

We've had happy years of golf at our Encino courses and as members of the Calabasas Country Club. And…not to forget tennis as couples and singles.

Marjorie has created a collection of fine art and has sold in local galleries… Ellis played an engineering management role in the Apollo Manned Lunar Program

We've been part of social and study groups: Havurah, Movie Buffs, Book Club, Investorettes, SAGE, Mah Jong, etc…

We've enjoyed many theatrical plays and picnics at the Hollywood Bowl, music at the Dorothy Chandler and the American Youth Symphony


We've had (and yet have) many wonderful friends, and dinner out with them has become one of our favorite things.

Each Sabbath evening, our family has observed the Shabbat around our beautifully set dinner table…even now; we say our Shabbat prayers and remembrances each Friday.

We've celebrated many happy holidays in our Encino Home: Chanukah, Passover, Thanksgiving, Birthdays, etc…and remember those moments with Grandmom and Granddad Katz

MOST OF ALL…We've created a beautiful family: three Loving Sons (Ron, Dan, Paul) who have given us three beautiful Girls (Susan, Michelle, Tina)…Grandson Byron (and Wife Susanne), Granddaughters Elysa (and Husband Dan Simone), Erica and Joelle…and Great Grandsons Cameron, David, Nathan, Corey.