Tributes for

Katz M.D., Jeffry

Katz, Jeffry Allen MD, age 68, passed away in the arms of his wife of 42 years, Carole on August 6, 2015 with his sons, David (Naomi) and Jeremy (Anna). He valiantly fought 4 different cancers in his lifetime.

Born in Chicago in May 1947, Jeffry grew up in Wilmington, DE. He attended Dartmouth College and the University of Colorado Medical School in Denver. After an anesthesiology residency at the University of Colorado, he did a pediatric anesthesia residency at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, followed by an anesthesia fellowship at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He practiced anesthesia in Albuquerque, NM for several years before relocating to Orange County in 1979 where he worked at St. Joseph Hospital and CHOC Children's Hospital of Orange for 34 years.

Dr. Katz was the Founder of Allied Anesthesia Medical Group Inc. He served as Chief of Anesthesia at St. Joseph Hospital; Chief of Anesthesia at CHOC; Delegate to California Society of Anesthesiologists; and President of Orange County Anesthesia Society, in addition to many other professional and community service positions.

He had a lifelong love of the outdoors - camping, backpacking, hiking and gardening, and was an instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School for 9 years. He particularly enjoyed fly fishing with his wife as often as possible and was a big supporter of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing - a non-profit that teaches fly fishing to disabled veterans for its therapeutic value. Always eager to learn, he had an encyclopedic knowledge of wine, military history, Native American art and American prints.

Per his request, there will be no memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to City of Hope Hematology Research Fund, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010; or Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Long Beach, PO Box 695, La Plata, MD 20646.


Mortuary: Fairhaven Memorial Park and Mortuary

Florist: Fairhaven Florist