In memory of
KATCHER RICHARD KATCHER, lawyer, age 94, passed away on June 19, 2013. Beloved husband of Shirley Ruth; father of Douglas, Robert, and Patti Rubenstein. Grandfather of Leigh Gandhi, Beth Hoch, and Zachary Rubenstein. Preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Gussie Katcher. Graduated from the University of Michigan, BA 1941, JD 1943. Associate at Noonan, Kaufman & Eagan, NYC 1943-1946. Partner Ulmer, Berne & Laronge, Cleveland 1946-1972. Partner at Baker Hostetler, Cleveland, 1972-1995. Katcher lectured in federal income taxation at Case Western Reserve University School of Law 1953-1969, 71-72. He lectured at various tax institutes and contributed numerous articles on federal tax to professional journals, including the Michigan Law Review. He served as a Fellow for the ABA Foundation, 1973-1976 as well as President of the American Bar Retirement Association 1987-1988. He was Chairman of the National Conference of Lawyers and Certified Public Accountants, 1982-1983, and Regent of American College of Tax Counsel 1995-2000. He served as Tax Counsel to the American League of Baseball. Katcher's commitment to the University of Michigan was reflected by his years of volunteerism. He was the President of the University of Michigan Cleveland Club, 1959. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 1987 and also received the leadership medal for the President's Society of University of Michigan, 1991. Katcher also served on the Society's executive committee 1987-1990. He was the director of the U of M Alumni Association, 1994-1998 and secretary 1997-1998. He established the Richard Katcher Senior Tax Prize at the University of Michigan Law School. The athletic department awarded Mr. Katcher as an honorary M Club member. Because of his love for football he created the annual Dick Katcher Award for the outstanding defensive lineman or outside linebacker. Memorial services will be held at Suburban Temple, 22401 Chagrin Blvd., Beachwood, OH 44122 on Sunday, June 23 at 1:00 P.M. Donations can be made to the University of Michigan Katcher Family Scholarship Fund.
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