Michael Katz, 102, of Worcester, died Aug. 16 at the Jewish Healthcare Center. He was predeceased by his wife of 73 years, Tillie (Sack) Katz. He was born in Nashua, NH, son of the late Morris and Fannie (Gilbert) Katz and lived in Worcester for 55 years, then 30 years in Margate, FL, returning to Worcester in 2008. During World War II, he was the plant manager of Robbins Machine Co., manufacturers of machine tools and component parts for radar assemblies. After the war he was a department manager of Worcester Knitting Co. He graduated Durfee Technical Institute of Fall River as a mechanical engineer. He attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute and received a certificate of engineering. He was a Past President of Worcester Central Toastmasters. He formerly was a member of Beth Israel Synagogue and Temple Beth Am in Coral Springs, FL. He is survived by a daughter, Ruth Berman; a son, Jerome Katz and his wife, Danuta, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; and grandchildren, Debra Berman Shear, and her husband, Mark Shear of Worcester, Rena Berman Bly and her husband Douglas Bly of Holden and Dr. Tammy Katz and her husband Dr. Rahul Bhat of Washington, D.C., and his great-grandchildren, Erica and Alyssa Shear, Jocelyn and Courtney Bly and Arjun and Rohan Bhat; a brother Louis Katz and his wife, Minna, of Baltimore and a sister, Ethel, wife of Murray Abramoff of Worcester. He was predeceased by his brothers, Philip, Israel, Harry, Martin and Benjamin Katz and by his sisters, Sarah Joseph Pulda and Gertrude Chaifetz; and a son in law Mike Berman. RICHARD PERLMAN OF BREZNIAK RODMAN CHAPELS OF NEWTON.