The Jewish Observer
News from Middle Tennessee's Jewish Community | Monday, Feb. 26, 2024
The Jewish Observer

Harry Kartoz

Condolences to the family of Harry William Kartoz ,95, who died on July 2, in Atlanta, Ga. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Harry was born in Philadelphia on May 4, 1927, the fifth of six children of Jewish Russian immigrants, Louis and Golda Silver Kartoz.

Harry was a medaled WWII Navy Veteran who went on to earn a Bachelors of Science in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1948, he married the love of his life, Pearl Magid Kartoz and, together, they raised three daughters. They were married for 48 years until her death in l996..

Harry was an accomplished executive in the international chemical industry. With daughter, Linda, he founded ColorChem International Corporation, a specialty manufacturer of high performance colorants for engineering thermoplastics.

He was loved and admired for his family values, devotion to Judaism, wisdom, warmth, effervescence, generosity and beautiful voice.

He is survived by three daughters, Linda Kartoz-Doochin (Michael Doochin) of Nashville, Deborah Lalo of Dunwoody, Ga., and Gayle Printz (Steven) of JohnsCreek, Ga.; nine grandchildren, Jonathan, Arielle and Jeremy Doochin, Robert, Deanna and Pamela Lalo, Matthew (Michele) Printz, Lauren (Devin) Vaisman, Michael Printz, and great granddaughter, Avery Vaisman.

Harry will be missed by all whose lives he touched, including his dear companion, Rachel Hazen.

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