Obituary of Seymour M Katzson
Seymour M Katzson, Denver, Colorado native and respected businessman and community philanthropist, passed away March 23, 2019 just days shy of his 99th birthday.
A member of the increasingly shrinking Greatest Generation, Mr. Katzson and his brothers Sidney, spent most of their formative years at the JCRS Shelter (Jewish Consumption Relief Society which later became National Jewish Hospital), as their mother passed away when Seymour was less than a year old. At the age of six years old, Seymour was selling newspapers on “his” 15th and Champa Street corner in Downtown Denver. During World War II, he served as a radio operator in the Ascension Islands, and then returned home after the War to help his brother operate and run the business they established before he left.
Sidney and Seymour founded Denver Tailor Supply (later to become Katzson Brothers) with a $200 loan. Since then, Katzson Brothers has become a national leader in the Laundry/Dry Cleaning and Hotel/Motel/Hospitality Industries. Today, Katzson Brothers is 84 years old and has expanded to three locations, serving a ten state region.
Seymour and Sidney were also philanthropic, choosing to donate, but never wanting or requesting recognition from the charities that were the recipients of their generous gifts.
Seymour was married to Maxine Price Katzson who predeceased him after 64 years of marriage. His daughter, Mindy, passed away 11 years ago. Seymour is survived by his two daughters Michele Right (Richard), Robyn (Andrew) Levy; grandchildren Andrew Right, Jonathan (Jessica) Right, Elizabeth (Michael) Right-Reiss, Brent (Kate) Levy and Ali Levy; great-grandchildren Owen Right, Phoebe Right, Sadie Maxine Right, Graham Right, Caroline Reiss, Benjamin Reiss, Cooper Right, and Stowe Levy.
Graveside service, Monday, 1:00pm, Golden Hill Cemetery. Donations can be made to The Denver Hospice.