On June 23, 2016, Robert G. Katz took the stairway to Heaven after a losing a brave battle to Leukemia. Loving father, grandfather, son, brother and friend, he was preceded in death by his parents and his son, J.D. Van Ness. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Debra Katz, sons; Eric Katz, his wife Tracy, Shawn Katz, his wife Blaise, Jeremy Katz, his wife Kellie, Jessup Katz, his wife Lindsey and Robert Van Ness, daughters; Kristus Katz Yera, her husband Cris, Charlotte Milner, and Sara Tallman, her husband Kris, 21 grandchildren, and his sister Libby Lynch, brother-in-law Kevin, numerous nephews and nieces. He was a Viet Nam veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 25,1951 and lived in Texas for over 40 years. Rest in Peace, you will be missed.