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1942 - 2023


Marty Katz

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Marty's Celebration of Life

Marty's family looks forward to welcoming you to a celebration of his life. We hope you will join us to laugh, cry, and share memories of Marty.


Saturday, October 21st


10:30 AM CDT


The Chalet at Meadowhill Park

at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome

1479 Maple Avenue
Northbrook IL 60062

Day-Of Schedule 

Doors Open: 10:30 AM CDT

Celebration of Life Ceremony: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Reception to Follow


The dress for Marty’s celebration will be casual. Please feel free to dress comfortably. Jeans are welcome.

Please RSVP Below 

The registration for Marty's celebration is now closed, as the deadline to RSVP was Saturday, October 14th.

 If you have any questions about your RSVP, please email or call (312) 373-0847.

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Life Story

Marty passed away peacefully and surrounded by love at home in Del Mar, California in August. He was 80 years of age.

Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Valley Stream on Long Island, Marty graduated from the University of Rhode Island and earned his JD at Georgetown Law School.  After school, Marty became a father and enjoyed a successful career as patent counsel on the corporate side before moving on to private practice where he continued to practice intellectual property law until his passing. 

Marty was a passionate and competitive athlete. He wrestled, played football and baseball in his younger years and in the 90s joined a gym near his office. He started taking spin classes where he met his dear wife, Leslie, who introduced him to the world of triathlons. They married in 1998, competed together throughout the Midwest and traveled extensively to cycle, visit family and friends and savor local cuisine, desserts and wine. 

Marty went on to qualify and compete at the USATriathlon national and world championships in 2008 before injuries encouraged him to focus exclusively on track cycling. He trained at the San Diego Velodrome in Balboa Park with his coach and dear friend Matt Hoffmann. He broke the US national record for the hour in his age group in 2015 at the US Olympic Velodrome in Carson, California and competed in several masters national and world track championships until 2020 when the velodromes closed due to the pandemic.  

Marty loved riding his bike; during the lockdowns and most of his illness, he rode his stationary bike at home to maintain his racing fitness. He leaves behind a legacy of ferocious hard work, relentless drive and fierce dedication to his goals. 

More than the bike, Marty dearly loved his friends and family. He is survived by his wife Leslie; son Jason (Jennifer); daughter Lori Bois (Brent) and grandchildren Jaiden, Kaya and Elodie; son Joel (Anabel) and grandchildren Nicolas, Isabella and Valentino; and daughter Leah.  Also surviving are his brothers Elliott (Audrey) and Robert (Lynn). 

His intelligence, generosity, sense of humor, courage and quiet strength are greatly missed. Marty’s life was an incredible ride and we are all honored to have been a part of it. 


Donations in Marty's memory may be made to:


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