Obituary: Janet Schulman Katz

Obituary: Janet Schulman Katz

Janet Schulman Katz, a longtime resident of Marietta, died July 13, 2021, at the age of 89.

Janet Schulman Katz, a longtime resident of Marietta, died July 13, 2021, at the age of 89.

Janet Katz grew up and attended Louisville Girls High School in Louisville, Ky., and college at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky.

Janet Katz was described as “a girl who can’t say no” when it came to community involvement and had a lifelong devotion to public service. As a youth, Mrs. Katz was a volunteer at Brandeis University summer camp and advisor to Modern Femmes, a club for young girls. Mrs. Katz served as a leader for both Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts, and taught religious school.

In her tradition of public service, Mrs. Katz was an active participant of Women of Reform Judaism and B’nai B’rith Women, serving as president of her chapter. Mrs. Katz served on the board of the Louis Kahn Group Home and volunteered at both the Cohen Home and The William Bremen Jewish Home.

Mrs. Katz was past president of Better Infant Births, an agency of the March of Dimes. Mrs. Katz served as a volunteer for more than 20 years at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Mrs. Katz leaves a legacy of public service that enriched lives of her family, friends and community.

She was preceded in death by her husband G. Alan Katz and daughter Nancy C. Brown. She is survived by her children Sandee K. Panichi (Kevin), Stephen M. Katz (Rachel) and Robert N. Katz (Kathleen), all living in the Atlanta area; son-in-law Michael Brown of Marietta; grandchildren Laura Poteet (Michael) of Woodstock, Aaren Panichi of Marietta, Michael Panichi of Columbus, Ohio, Lisa Mendoza of Arroyo Grande, Calif., Matan Katz of Tel Aviv, Andrew Katz of Marietta, Julie Katz of Atlanta, and Daniel, Gildea and Caitlin Katz of Decatur; and great-grandchildren Logan and Savannah Poteet of Woodstock.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to March of Dimes,; Temple Kol Emeth, 1415 Old Canton Road, Marietta, Ga. 30062,, or Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta,,, 404-785-4483.

Arrangements by H.M. Patterson & Son – Canton Hill Chapel.

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