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Phyllis Katz
March 16, 1926 - December 3, 2015

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Phyllis Katz of Duxbury, MA died peacefully in her sleep December 3, 2015. She was 89 and had retired from careers in actuarial science and real estate.  She was the devoted wife of Seymour Katz who died December 3, 2009. 

She is survived by her sister Amy, two sons, and three granddaughters.  She was born in Newark, NJ to Isadore and Anna (Shifman) Taub on March 16, 1926.  She and her husband lived in Duxbury since 1976, where they moved to from Wayland, MA.

Phyllis graduated from Maplewood High School in Maplewood, NJ, and The University of Iowa where she received her Bachelor’s in Mathematics and Actuarial Science. Over the years she worked in very diverse jobs that involved statistical modeling of weather for the Weather Service, actuarial calculations and computer programming for many different insurance companies, and then later developed a successful career in real estate.  She also enjoyed gardening and was an avid bridge player. 

In lieu of flowers, gifts in her honor may be made to the Founder’s Prize in American Studies, c/o Office of Advancement, UMass Boston, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125 (with American Studies Founder’s Prize on the memo line).