THIS RESEARCH IS DEDICATED
TO THE MEMORY OF MY PARENTS
LOUIS CATZEL (1911 - 1999)
OLGA CATZEL nee AWERBUCH
(1915 - 2002)In Memorium
Below: Graves of my father's parents,
Joseph Catzel and Sarah Rachel Catzel (nee Skop)
My Father - Louis Catzel
Below - my father, his parents and brothers and sisters. He is sitting on the extreme right.
My father, Louis (Lewis) Catzel was born in Johannesburg on 20th March 1911 and passed away on the 3rd day of Pesach, Motzei Shabbat, 1999 at the age of 88. He was the 5th child to be born to my grandparents, who lost the first two girls in a flu epidemic in Latvia in about 1905.
My Parents' wedding
Below is a photo of our family in about 1959.
Left to Right: Len, Myself, Dad, Mom and Ray.
In 1998 we visited South Africa in honour of my parents' 60th wedding anniversary. They had not seen my children for about 14 years.
Below is a picture taken in the gardens of the Old Aged Home of proud and happy Saba (grandfather) Louis with my daughters Anat (left) and Edya (right).
My parents together at Highlands House, Jewish Old Aged Home, Cape Town, South Africa:
He was a devoted husband to my mother which was especially seen all the years that she has been an invalid. He visited her daily in the Home, brought her special treats and in every way looked after her interests. His passing was specially a very great loss to her.
Below - the last photo of my father - taken a few days before he passed away.
My EMAIL: joancatzel_AT_yahoo_DOT_com
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