Gerry Katz

Profile Updated: July 5, 2016
Residing In: Chestnut Hill, MA USA
Spouse/Partner: Barbara Kruger Katz
Occupation: Management Consulting in New Product Development
Children: Laura, born 1977; Emily, born 1981; David, born 1986; Andrew Stryker, born 1985.
Grandchildren

One granddaughter, Athena, born 2010. One grandson, Reid, born 2013.

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The "New England Chapter" of TAHS '66 met for dinner again last week (6/29/16), and our ranks are growing! In attendance were Arlene Sinkus Lewis and her husband John, Lynn Abravanel, Carol Speizer Schapira and her husband Jeff, Bruce Wolf and his wife Cheryl, and me and my wife Barbara. A last minute cancellation, due to a stomach bug, was Marjorie Dym Bauer. A good time was had by all, and there is much anticipation for our official reunion in September. See the attached photos.

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Met for dinner again a few weeks ago (5/15/14) with Arlene and John Sinkus and Lynn Abravanel (see attached photo). Everyone is still well and planning to attend our 50th!

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Had dinner the other night (9/13/12) with Arlene Sinkus Lewis, her husband John, and Lynn Abravanel who I hadn't seen since graduation. We all vowed to attend our 50th!

School Story:

B.S. University of Rochester, 1970
S.M. MIT Sloan School of Management, 1972

Playing in the orchestra for five years under Walter Voyvodich instilled in me a life-long passion for classical music, as well as Broadway musicals.

I also remember with particular fondness Miss Sinkus' class trip to Washington DC. Since she now lives on Cape Cod and I live in Boston, we have reunited (see the photos below -- she is now 72!). She promises to attend our 50th!

Are you on Facebook?

Yes

Do you remember the sixties?

Yes

What is your favorite song from 1966?

Anything by the Beatles, the Beach Boys, The Four Seasons, or Simon & Garfunkle

What Elementary school did you attend?

Wightman

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Stanley was a wonderful, friendly mensch of a guy.  I feel lucky to have seen him a few years earlier at the Wightman School 50th reunion.  I recognized him instantly then, as he aged a lot better than most of us!  I never knew that he was ill, but remember missing him at the Allderdice 50th.  Sad to hear that he left us much too soon.

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HAPPY, HAPPY GERRY! ALL THE BEST! - Howie

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Oct 27, 2016 at 9:43 AM

Saw your shout-out to MIneo's on MSNBC the other night. Well done! Still the best.

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Sep 27, 2016 at 11:13 AM

So, I e-mailed Jonathan Rosenberg at his U. of Maryland address, and got back the following reply. Looks like a mathematician was born that year in Miss Kunkle's AP calculus class!

"Dear Gerry,

Very nice to hear from you. Yes, I'm a mathematics professor at the University
of Maryland (in College Park). I taught at Penn from 1976 to 1981 and moved
to Maryland then, and have been here ever since. You can see my web page
at http://www2.math.umd.edu/~jmr/

I do remember Miss Kunkle's calculus class and it definitely got me started on
what's been my profession for 40 years, so in a way it was a key moment
in my life. Hope you and everyone else are doing well.
I get back to Pittsburgh from time to time and I see that Allderdice still
looks about the same as it always did, except for some minor renovations.
(I admit I haven't gone in; this is just looking at it from the outside.)

All the best,
Jonathan

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Posted on: Sep 22, 2016 at 11:28 PM

At the reunion last weekend, some of us were reminiscing about our 12th-grade AP Calculus class with Miss Kunkle. In that class was a 13-year-old kid who was by far the best student in the class. His name was Jonathan Rosenberg, and I think he was the son a math professor at Pitt. I also think I remember that he had his Bar Mitzvah that year!

At any rate, Richard Brean said that Jonathan was now a math professor himself at U. of Maryland. I googled him and bingo -- there he was! You can find ANYTHING on the web!

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Jul 27, 2016 at 12:33 PM

 ... and a really courageous girl.  She was one of the very few African American students at Allderdice back then.  That must have taken real guts.  I had a number of classes with her, and I just remember her as being really smart and really nice.  Does anyone know when or where she died?

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Sitting: Lynn Abravanel. Standing (left to right): Cheryl and Bruce Wolf, John Lewis, Barbara and Gerry Katz, Arlene Sinkus Lewis, Jeff and Carol Speizer Schapira.
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Beloved teacher Arlene Sinkus Lewis, 6/29/16. She WILL be at the reunion! By the way, her necklace was made by Lynn Abravanel, not for our reunion, but for her and John's 50th anniversary last year. But she thought it appropriate to wear for our dinner!
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Mr. Voyvodich would be proud of that YouTube video!

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Happy Happy, Gerry! Hope you're well! - H.

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Posted: Jul 05, 2016 at 11:35 AM
Beloved teacher Arlene Sinkus Lewis, 6/29/16. She WILL be at the reunion! By the way, her necklace was made by Lynn Abravanel, not for our reunion, but for her and John's 50th anniversary last year. But she thought it appropriate to wear for our dinner!
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Sitting: Lynn Abravanel. Standing (left to right): Cheryl and Bruce Wolf, John Lewis, Barbara and Gerry Katz, Arlene Sinkus Lewis, Jeff and Carol Speizer Schapira.
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From 2007, shortly after our 40th reunion
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Arlene Sinkus Lewis, June 2011
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Arlene and her husband, John Lewis
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