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Steven Michael Katz
Date of Funeral:
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Time of Funeral:
9 am
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The Family of Steven Michael Katz
Sep 19, 2018 10:58 AM

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Sandy Brenner
May 13, 2018 01:19 PM


I am so saddened to hear about your beloved Steven. He was one of the kindest and gentle person I know. I hope your good memories with him will help you through this most difficult time.

Leslie Cohen Schulman and Howard Schulman
May 13, 2018 06:50 PM

Leslie, I was shocked to hear about the sudden and untimely passing of your brother Steve. He was such a kind, friendly and gentle man. Every time I saw him at Graul’s seafood department, he would always have an interesting story. He was so excited when he took delivery of his new Subaru and I’m thankful that he got to enjoy his new toy for several months. Your brother was a great guy, loved to kibbutz and will be sorely missed by my husband and myself. May his memories bring you comfort at this difficult time.

Debby and Ronnie Ducat
May 13, 2018 07:52 PM


Ronnie and I are so sorry for your sudden loss of Steven. He was such a kind and gentle soul who always had a smile whenever we saw him. He adored you. Our deepest sympathies and we hope all of your happy memories help you through the days ahead.

Mary Ellen ( Terenick) Miller
May 13, 2018 08:22 PM

I only found out today. I am heartbroken to hear about the sudden and unexpected loss of your brother. I have nothing but the fondest memories of Steve and our time spent together. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Linda and Alan Kreshtool
May 13, 2018 08:45 PM

Leslie, we're so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother,Steven. The two of you had such a close and loving relationship. We're sure your warm memories will give you strength through this difficult time.

Kathy Myerberg Epstein
May 13, 2018 08:51 PM

Bunny and Leslie: I’m so sorry to hear of your loss of Steve. I remember him from Heather Ridge. May your memories be a blessing.

Howard Schulman
May 13, 2018 08:59 PM

Leslie-I would see and speak with Steve at the sea food counter at Graul’s two or three times a week, and my wife Leslie would see and speak with him on other days of the week. We would make a point of saying “hi” to him even when we were not purchasing seafood. We enjoyed his company and our conversations, albeit short, about a variety of topics—and, his new orange Subaru Cross-over. We were very saddened to learn of his sudden death. He was a hard worker and a very pleasant guy. We will miss him!!! -Howard Schulman

Stephanie Weinstein
May 13, 2018 09:18 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. May your wonderful memories help to get you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Michael frank
May 13, 2018 10:24 PM

Rip Steve only knew steve over the last year he was a good guy. to his family sorry for your loss

Moe Goldman
May 14, 2018 06:36 AM

Steve was one of the most endearing people I ever met. I’ll always remember our Friday night pool game. He was a great player and we enjoyed each other’s company. I look around my office and see the little Knick knacks he gave me and it breaks my heart. He’ll always be one of my best friends. Rest easy buddy.

Christine Goldman
May 14, 2018 06:40 AM

So deeply saddened by the loss of such a kind and gentle guy. Steve could always make me laugh. Thanks for touching our lives. Sending heart felt condolences to his family.

Jenn and chestnut ridge family
May 14, 2018 08:25 AM

We are so sorry to hear about Steve, he was such a good person, and loved you very much. We shared alot of good jokes and memories here at the Ridge. Keep you in our prayers.

Cindy Bressler
May 14, 2018 06:42 PM

I lived down the street from the Katz family. Went to school with steve from jr high up to and thru high school. he was a great guy! he will surely be missed

Stan & Marla Segall
May 15, 2018 09:41 AM

Leslie. It was to my benefit to know and share friendship with Steve. He was a good person. We need more Steven in this world and I’m thankful to have known him. He will be missed. We are sad to have learn of him passing away. Our deepest sympathies to you.

Michelle Levy-Greenberg
May 15, 2018 11:27 AM


So very sorry for your loss. I hope all the happy memories help during this difficult time.

Jack Abramowitz
May 15, 2018 06:11 PM


I can't tell you how sorry I am to hear about Steven. He was a good person, warm hearted, and kind. I will always remember him in a good way. He will be missed...


Arlene Ducat Mandel
May 16, 2018 10:21 AM

Leslie I am so sorry to hear about the death of your brother. From what I am reading he sounds like a wonderful guy. I know what its like to have a wonderful brother who is such an important part of your life because as you know I am lucky enough to have one ....Hoping good memories will help you at this terrible time. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Fondly Arlene

Gary Bernstein
May 16, 2018 11:19 AM

I was at Grauls today and asked about Steve and learned of his passing. I knew him from Chestnut Ridge and then Grauls. I would see him multiple times a week and always stop to to talk. He was a kind and gentle soul and he will be missed by even those of us who only saw him at the store. I am sorry for your loss but know that he will be remembered with the smile that was his trademark greeting.

Jill Sapperstein
May 16, 2018 05:40 PM

Leslie, so sorry to hear about your loss. May Steve's message be for a blessing.

May 17, 2018 02:48 PM


Phyllis Setlen
May 17, 2018 03:23 PM

My sincerely condolences on the death of your brother. Always a smile, a hello, a warm greeting. You two were so close. I remember when you built a part of your home for him to live with you. And his great presents. May his memory bring you smiles.

Lee Cohen
May 19, 2018 09:22 AM

Leslie, we have never met but I
wanted to let you know that Steve worked for me at my restaurant. He was awesome and just a " good guy ". He was always very kind. May he
RIP. Your family is in our prayers.

Renee Oney @ Graul's Market
May 19, 2018 09:19 PM

I am very sad at the passing of Steve as well as my co- workers and customers. Steve was well liked by everyone. Customers would just brag about his help and assistance. They made extra trips to see him to see if he had another recipe to go with the seafood Graul's was selling. He always had a smile and a uplifting story to tell.Steve definitely left an imprint on all of us.

Aileen Braverman Miller
May 20, 2018 08:19 AM

My heart aches for you every day. What a gift the two of you had, being such close friends & spending so much time together. I believe Your brother’s sweet soul will always be with you, watching over you. You were both so so lucky to have each other. I got to experience seeing the two of you together several times. You teasing him, him back at you. A love that was strong, warm & will last forever.
Knowing Steve for a short time I just adored him & you know wanted to be his friend.
Knowing this is a life shift for you, your memories and wonderful stories will keep your brother alive in your heart.
Love, A

Leslie Mensh
May 21, 2018 07:04 AM

In reading the condolences given, i’ve Learned that your beloved Steven was the ‘go to guy’ for seafood @ Grauls, loved by his many customers, co-workers & friends
Both there & in other venues
...As well as fond memories of neighbors,
His friends & yours...
I too, had the pleasure of speaking w/him when he would p/u your dogs that I was petsitting. May these fond shared memories
Bring you comfort and peace and may his memory be forever a blessing....

Terry A Schlosberg
May 23, 2018 03:48 AM

My Dear Cousin Leslie, Through this very tragic event, and very horrific time, my heart bleeds for you! I send you my deepest, and most sincere Condolences, for the loss of your Brother, and my Cousin Steve!! This is just incredible to me, and I can't imagine the impact upon you! The deep sadness I feel, is quite close to that felt in the loss of Scott! The first thing I think to myself is, how blessed I am to have seen, and spent time with Steve, during my visit in late 2016!! The second thing I think of is, how blessed I am to have seen, and spent time alone with your Mom, during that same time period in 2016! My memory can vividly take me back, to many times in my childhood, spent with Steve! To me, he was always happy and laughing, and I would label him as a "Gentle Ben" kind of guy! He was like your Dad! As I said to you the other day, you and I are orphans, but in me, you are not alone! As long as I am around, you still have family from our side of "familia"! I am here for you, will never forget you, will keep closer touch with you, and any time I am close to your neck of the woods, I will be sure to see you! You are in my thoughts, in my prayers, and upon my heart, certainly in this extremely sad moment! Stay strong, stay well, and know that I love you! I WILL be with you in spirit, as I view the Memorial Service from abroad! The Lord is with you, and may HE Bless You each and every day! I write this to you Les, and send this to you, with much love and sorrow! Your Cousin, Terry

Stu Needel
May 23, 2018 10:15 AM

Leslie, Sorry I couldn't attend Steven's funeral in person, but I watched the stream. Although I hadn't seen Steven for many years, all of the descriptions I've read here remind me EXACTLY of the Steven I remember from our youth. So happy to know that you guys remained as close as you were when we were kids.

I wish you strength and peach through your shiva period and in the years to come. You had an incredible family in your parents and an eternity of memories and blessings to savour and help sustain you.

My love to you and feel free to call at any time if you need anything.

rev.michael hyatt
May 23, 2018 04:15 PM

My deepest regrets on your loss


Steven Michael Katz

On May 11, 2018, Steven Michael Katz; beloved brother of Leslie (Steve) Madden; cherished son of the late Harold and Bernice "Bunny" Katz.

Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane on Wednesday, May 23, at 9 am. Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery - Garrison Forest Road.

Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to the charity of your choice.

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