Seymour Katzson, a respected businessman and philanthropist, passed away March 23, 2019, days before his 99th birthday. Rabbi Yaakov Chaitovsky and Cantor Martin Goldstein officiated at the March 25 graveside service at Golden Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.
Mr. Katzson’s mother died when he was less than a year old. He and his brother Sidney spent their formative years at the Denver Sheltering Home for Jewish Children.
At the age of six, Seymour sold newspapers on the corner at 15th and Champa Streets in downtown Denver.
Mr. Katzson, who belonged to the Greatest Generation, was a radio operator in the Ascension Islands during WW II.
He returned home in 1945 to help Sidney operate and run the business they established prior to the war.
They founded Denver Tailor Supply (later Katzson Brothers) with a $200 loan.
Now 84 years old, Katzson Brothers is a national leader in the laundry-dry cleaning and hotel-motel-hospitality industries serving a 10-state region.
The brothers, who were extremely close, never requested or wanted recognition for their charitable giving.
Sidney Katzson died four years ago.
Seymour Katzson is survived by his two daughters Michele (Richard) Right and Robyn (Andrew) Levy; grandchildren Andrew Right, Jonathan (Jessica) Right, Elizabeth (Michael) Right-Reiss, Brent (Kate) Levy and Ali Levy; and great grandchildren Owen Right, Phoebe Right, Sadie Maxine Right, Graham Right, Caroline Reiss, Benjamin Reiss, Cooper Right and Stowe Levy.
Mr. Katzson was predeceased by Maxine Price Katzson, his wife of 64 years; and his daughter Mindy, who passed away 11 years ago.
Contributions may be made to The Denver Hospice.
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