Hamilton, Ontario — The Canadian automotive recycling community is saddened to learn of the passing of Clarence “Cuppy” Katz, former president of the Automotive Dismantlers and Recyclers Association (ADRA) and all-around friend of the industry.
As one of the first Canadians to ever head up the ADRA, an instrumental member of the Canadian Auto Recycler Hotline group, in addition to co-owning Dominion Auto Wreckers alongside his brother Bernie, Katz was a trail-blazer in many respects and will be dearly missed by those who knew him.
Katz’s nephew Benjy reached out to Canadian Auto Recycler over email, describing his uncle as “singularly instrumental in building the auto recycling industry in Canada to everyone’s benefit.”
“He was not only proud of his involvement in the industry, but also appreciative of the good friendships he made from his participation.”
“Beloved husband of Elaine. Father and father-in-law of David & Roberta Katz, Carolyn Katz & Reuben Segelbaum. Cherished grandfather of Rebecca a’h, Noah, and Maxine. Brother and brother-in-law of Bernie and Rhoda a’h Katz, Helen Greenbaum, Ted a’h and Merle Rachlin,” read a portion of Katz’s bereavement notice.
Funeral services were held at the Adas Israel Congregation in Hamilton, Ont. last Thursday.
Join Canadian Auto Recycler in saying farewell to a beloved friend of the industry.