Howard "Buzz" Katzen
September 9, 2011
Howard “Buzz” Katzen, 79, of Westport, CT and Scottsdale, AZ passed away on September 9th, surrounded by his adoring family.
He had a zest for life, was a true gentleman, loved everything he did, and was supremely content.
Loving husband to Arlene Rieger for 54 charmed years; exceptional father to Jane Katzen DeNunzio and Sue Katzen, and father-in-Law to Robert DeNunzio.
Howard enjoyed a distinguished career with The Xerox Corporation where he rose to Global Marketing Director from sales over his 32 years there. He helped create Global Account Marketing and established the model for Xerox current Global Account Operations. He retired to Scottsdale, Arizona and enjoyed a second career as jazz promoter and prominent figure in the Arizona Musicfest. Other passions included global affairs, political discussion, movies and baseball.
Howard was the loving uncle of Robbie and Brooks Sumberg, Charles and Andrea Jayson; Matthew and Melitte Buchman and Victoria Lorini. He was the very proud grand uncle of Jenna and Jake Sumberg and Matthew and Zachary Jayson.
Services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 PM at The Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT. The family will receive at their home from 7:00 to 9:00 PM Wednesday and Thursday evening. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arizona Musicfest Jazz Education Program. Arizona Musicfest, P.O. Box 5254, Carefree, AZ 85377 or Arizonamusicfest.org.