Harry Morton Katzman


Katzman, Harry Morton, 86, died March 9, 2017 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center. He was the beloved husband of Paula (Lazar) Katzman for 26 years, and his late wife Frances. Son of the late Jacob and Cora (Berk) Katzman. He had lived in East Greenwich, previously living in Cranston and Warwick. Harry was a Master Sergeant in the U.S Army and a member of the 2nd Infantry Division Band. He was the owner of Katzman Plumbing for over 60 years. He belonged to the Shriners and was a Mason. He was a member of WBCJC. Harry loved playing cards. Devoted father of Gayle Katzman of Warwick, RI, Dr. Gary Katzman and wife Nicole of Lincoln, RI, Nancy LaPrairie and husband Roger of LA, CA, Mark Resnick and wife Kim of SF, CA, Debra Geller and husband David of Logan, UT. Dear brother of Linda Rosen of Delray Beach, FL and the late Ruth Winniman. Loving Poppa to: Jeremy, Kole, Cyrus, Tori, Ari, Dylan, Jenny, Ben, Jacob, Nathan, Steven, Lindsey, Chloe, Noah. Dear uncle to: Michael, Bruce, Tracy, Sara.  Loving brother-in-law of Cindy Lazar and Sue Maxcy.  Funeral services will be held Monday March 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston RI. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island, 1085 N. Main St., Providence, RI 02904 and WBCJC, PO Box 7538, Warwick, RI 02887. Shiva will be observed at the home of Paula Katzman, Monday evening 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday afternoon 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., and Tuesday evening 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.


  1. Dana Brew
    Mar 11, 2017

    So very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Barbara Dwares
    Mar 11, 2017

    Sorry Gayle. I didn’t know him very well, but I know he had to be a kind man because of you and your boys and how nice you all are.

  3. Paul Gross
    Mar 11, 2017

    So sorry for your loss,Harry was a true mensch.

  4. Esta & Paul Avedisian
    Mar 12, 2017

    Sorry for your loss.

  5. Rona Dressler
    Mar 12, 2017

    So sorry to hear about Harry’s passing. He was a wonderful person. We will always remember our trip to Disney and then Pompano Beach.

  6. Dave Seidman
    Mar 12, 2017

    To the Katzman Family: Elaine and I are deeply saddened to learn of Harry passing away. He and I bowled together for years and we had lots of fun in those days. We offer our sincere condolences to all of the Katzman family. RIP Yushka…a name that we called each other….He was humorous and always had a smile.

  7. joanne rongo
    Mar 12, 2017

    to harry’s wife paula and the katzman family…i am so sorry for your loss.

  8. Steve Tragar
    Mar 12, 2017

    Paula, so sorry for your loss.

  9. Beverly (Lawton) King
    Mar 12, 2017

    Dear Paula, I know it’s been many years, but I so often think of my classmates and friends from Broad St., when we were kids, through Williams and into Hope. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time. I will never forget you. God bless.

  10. Ellen Gourse
    Mar 12, 2017

    Paula, Gayle, Jeremy and Kole

    I am so sorry for your loss. My your wonderful memories help during this time.

  11. Beverly and Stanley cohen
    Mar 12, 2017

    We were so sorry to hear about Harry. He was a wonderful person.
    Bev and Stan Cohen

  12. Art & Bev Poulten
    Mar 12, 2017

    Paula…So sorry to hear about Harry’s passing. Always looked forward to sitting next to him at our Monday night’s poker games at Touro … and his strong appearance every time we met. It’s been five years since we moved but we both feel we never really lost contact with important people like Harry. Bev & Art…

  13. Risa Lovett
    Mar 12, 2017

    Gayle, Gary and Nancy – so sorry for the loss of your Dad. What an amazing, loving man who always had a smile on his face and it was an honor to have known him. May you know he is at peace and now an Angel on your shoulders. May all of the good memories help you all through the difficult days ahead.

  14. Ed and Jan Collins
    Mar 13, 2017

    Dear Paula and Family
    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Harry.
    I have known Harry since the 60′s and he was a great neighbor and always had a smile.
    He will be missed. Forever in your hearts and many memories.

  15. Thomas Mitchell
    Mar 13, 2017

    To the entire Katzman family, Harry was my “go to” plumber for over 20 years when I worked at the W. Alton Jones Campus of URI. A true professional and during the times he worked for us, our conversations always turned to how proud he was of his children and his family. I miss him and think of him often. May he rest in eternal peace.

  16. Joan Coken
    Mar 13, 2017

    Gayle and Paula so sorry for your loss. Try and remember all the good times you have had together.

  17. Arlene and Ed Bochner
    Mar 13, 2017

    Sorry to hear of Harry’s passing!

  18. Howard and Paige
    Mar 13, 2017

    I had a close relationship with Harry over the years both professionally and personal. He was quite a guy. We’ll miss

  19. Arleen & Marvin Jacobson
    Mar 13, 2017

    To the Katzman family. Very sorry for your loss. Harry was a

    wonderful person with a great sense of humor.

  20. Bill Paquin
    Mar 13, 2017

    Harry was a very talented man and most of all someone you could never forget…Very Funny…. I will miss Harry he was a Good man

  21. sandra dolan
    Mar 13, 2017

    to Paula,Linda and the KATZMAN family. we are so sorry of Harrys passing. HE will always be in your heart,Remember the good times, May he rest in peace, so sorry, sandra and hal dolan

  22. Ross Feinberg
    Mar 13, 2017

    Heshala was a gutah neshuma with a heart of gold and a fine sense of humor.
    We will miss him.
    Ross and Lotte Feinberg

  23. Fred and Carol Green
    Mar 14, 2017

    Paula and family – Harry was such a fun guy to know and he will be missed. Our heartfelt prayers are with you all. God bless….

  24. Lenore Cerel
    Mar 14, 2017

    Our deepest most heartfelt sympathy to you Paula and your saddened family -Lenore -joel

  25. Arline Cusick
    Mar 15, 2017

    Dear Paula & Family,
    We are all so sorry for your loss.
    Arline, Philip & Kerri Cusick (Strojny)

  26. Roger
    Mar 15, 2017

    Best father in law a man could ever have. A very sad world without Harry in it. I will miss his kind heart and loving spirit. May he find peaceful rest now among the angels

  27. Carol Cordeiro
    Mar 16, 2017

    Dear Paula, I was just browsing the obits on line and was saddened to learn of Harry’s passing. Please know you’re in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Sincere sympathy to you and your family. Love, Carol

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