Paul Valentine Katzmark
1912 - 1996

On May 19, 1912 John and Rose Neckermann Katzmark gave birth to their first child, my father, Paul Valentine Katzmark.  1915 was a big year for the Katzmark family. Dad's   sister Rosemary was born, and the family  moved into their new home at   7312 Eberhart Ave.  in the beautiful tree lined  Park Manor area of Chicago .  Dad attend St Colombanis grammar school  and in the spring of 1930,   Dad  graduated from De LaSalle high school .

In 1925 Dad wrote the Miss Chicago Slogan

Miss Chicago, Miss Chicago,
You’re the pride of all the West,
Miss Chicago, Miss Chicago.
Your our NATION'S very best.
Oh! What happiness there’ll. be
At Trianon’s great ballroom
Station W.M.B.B.

On October 9, 1934 Dad married my mother Genevieve Marie Johnson.  1939 was a special year for Dad  on  July 22, 1939 Dad became a member of the Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants.  In 1967 he was promoted to president and general manager of Hart Skis, a division of Beatrice Foods. Dad finished his working career  as the financial Consultant to Rosemount Illinois in 1984.