Roger Katz (submitted photo)
Roger Katz (submitted photo)
Friday August 16, 2013

DUMMERSTON -- Local photographer Roger Katz, 65, died at his home in Dummerston in April following an extended battle with cancer.

Katz was well-known to many in the area for his passion for cameras and his talent for portraying life through professional photographs. He once owned two photography shops - Photo 101 and Elliott Street Camera - and operated Black Mountain Studios up until his death.Those who knew him best say Katz was an athletic Renaissance man who felt most at home when he was outdoors.

A service for Mr. Katz will be held on Sunday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m. at the Wilder Cemetery on Rice Farm Road in Dummerston. A reception and memorial and celebration of his life will be held immediately afterward at the West Dummerston Community Center. There will be food provided, and those who wish to bring a dish to share are also welcome to do so.

In addition to being a dedicated photographer, Katz was also a great supporter of The In-Sight Photography Project and the Vermont Center for Photography.

For those wishing to honor the memory of Roger H. Katz, donations in his name can be made to: The In-Sight Photography Project, 45 Flat St., Suite 1, Brattleboro, VT 05301, www.insight-photography.org or The Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, VT 05301, www.vcphoto.org.

An extensive portfolio of his photography may be viewed at his Facebook pages -- search for "Roger's Photos" or "Roger H. Katz."