Morris Katzoff


Phoenix, Ariz. – Morris Katzoff went to the center ring in heaven July 5 after a 7-month illness with pancreatic cancer. Graduated from Pilgrim High School in 1973, he co-authored several books. He was also a talented stand-up comic with several puppets and character voices. He was a professional clown who also taught at Clown College. He was also a certified hypnotist at the age of 18 and a DJ on radio in Rhode Island. 

A very giving and generous person, he was active in various charities. He was involved in the Rhode Island CB club and a ham radio operator. He was an avid collector of antiques. He was involved in the Rhode Island Red Cross.

He was the son of the late Norman and Marcia Katzoff and loving brother of Mindy-Jill (Katzoff) Tolchinsky and her husband Jon Tolchinsky of Warwick. He’s survived by his loving wife and close friend Carol Katzoff, two children, Krista and Mark, and four grandchildren, Michael, Christopher, Seth and Briel.

A memorial was held in Phoenix. In his name, the family asks for “One Random Act of Kindness."