Emil M. Katz

Emil M. Katz

May 01, 1950~April 06, 2024

Dr. Emil Katz (born 5.1.1950 in St. Petersburg/Leningrad, USSR) passed away on 4.6.2024. Emil emigrated from Latvia in 1979 and lived in Chicago, Illinois, before relocating to Pinellas County, FL, notably in Largo, Seminole, and St. Petersburg. He was a practicing internal medicine physician, treating thousands of patients since beginning his practice in Florida in 1986. He also worked with Largo Medical Center for many of those years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Drs. Matus and Regina Katz, his sister, Dr. Sabina Kunis (Katz), and his son, Daniel Katz. He is survived by his beloved companion, Svetlana Riaz, his daughter Gabriella Katz, his niece Naomi Presnall-Shvorin (Dr. Jennifer Presnall-Shvorin), and grandnephew Matthew Presnall-Shvorin.

Emil was part of a large extended family who will grieve his loss throughout many parts of the world, including Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Israel, and Italy. Emil was not just a passionate and staunch advocate for his patients; he was also an extraordinarily gifted musician, playing piano, guitar, and ukulele, as well as a vocalist in many bands across his years in the Tampa Bay Area. He was a kind, loving, and devoted friend, possessing a wicked sense of humor across all situations in his life.

He will be deeply missed by his community, his family, and his many friends.

Funeral services will be held at Chapel Hill Memorial Park on Tuesday, April 9th, at 11:00 am, with the assistance of Taylor Family Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Magen David Adom. https://afmda.org/


Graveside Service

Chapel Hill Memorial Park


John Connors

April 8, 2024, 10:37 am

Doc. I hope you are still playing keyboards in the next life. You were truly one of the good guys. Smart, talented and a great person.

Inna Margulis

April 8, 2024, 11:07 am

Our deepest condolences to Emil’s family and everyone who knew and loved him! He left this world way too early.Rest in peace and God bless your soul Emil! Vladimir and Inna Margulis

Suren Meliksetyan

April 8, 2024, 1:03 pm

Выражаем соболезнования всем родным и близким, друзьям, знакомым и пациентам дяди Эмиля Катца.
Сурен Меликсетян, Рига.

Марина Меликсетян

April 8, 2024, 1:22 pm

Дорогие Родные!Все родственники Миленьки.
Выражаем соболезнования Светлане,Ноэмии и Габриэле,в связи со смертью Эмиля.Для всех это большая потеря,он был очень родственным,надёжным,отзывчивым.Всегда спешил на помощь.Не верится,что он не позвонит,не пришлет сообщения,не поздравит с праздниками. Завтра Вы будете прощаться с Эмилем.Поклонитесь и попращайтесь с ним за нас,которые его любили,но не имеют возможности приехать,чтобы отдать последний долг .Семьи Овручских,Фукс,Юристов,Пазюков,Вайсбергов,Меликсетян,Абрамовых,Жислиных,Литваков.Упокой Господи Душу Ушедшего от нас в Мир Иной Эмиля Кац.

Patricia Conklin

April 8, 2024, 3:48 pm

I remember the day that Doc strolled into our Jammers group and started playing the keyboard. He joined and definitely kept things lively.
As a retired nurse, Doc and I forged a great friendship based on our mutual respect for our chosen vocations and our love for music.
I offer my deepest condolences to Lana, his family and friends.
Life won’t be the same without Doc, but I was blessed to have him in mine if only for a little while.

Glenn Van Wickle

April 8, 2024, 3:58 pm

Doc will be missed for sure every Thursday when the CC Jammers gather together for 4 hours of camaraderie and fun. Will miss his talented fingers on the keyboard, but especially the chats we shared with each other. Was blessed to know you dear friend.

Lana Riaz

April 17, 2024, 10:54 am

Thank you everyone for your condolence😥😥😥😥!!!
He was a very special man in my life!!! And he will be….
I miss him so much!

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