Henrietta “Hunny” and Charles “Charlie” Katz, residents of the Jewish Home for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Freehold, marked extraordinary milestones; Charlie turned 100 on January 24, and the couple will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary on March 9.
Charlie is a World War II Army veteran. Charlie and Hunny ran a kosher butcher shop.
“Charlie and Hunny are pure delights!” Randi Rae Treibitz, the Jewish Home’s director of life enrichment, said. “It was a true pleasure for us here to celebrate Charlie’s 100th birthday, and everyone is looking forward to festivities for the couple’s diamond wedding anniversary.”
The Katzes have two children, Allan and Myra, four grandchildren, and three great grandchildren — with another on the way. A favorite family memory is of Thanksgiving dinner, pre-pandemic, at his grandson’s home with four generations sitting around the table. “Hunny and I are beyond blessed by the close family we have created,” Charlie said.
The Jewish Home has a synagogue on premises and offers Jewish programming and OU-certified glatt kosher cuisine.