On December 21, 2013, JOEL, beloved father of Karen (Adam) Avrick and Lindsay Katz; loving companion of Martha Tuxford; brother of Michael (Sandy) Katz and the late Harold Katz; grandfather of Andrew, Joshua and Sydney Avrick. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane, on Friday, January 3 at 11 a.m. Interment at Baltimore Hebrew Cemetery, 2100 Belair Road. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to the Platelet Disorder Support Association, 133 Rollins Ave., Suite 5, Rockville, MD 20852. In mourning at 8531 Meadowsweet Road, Baltimore, MD 21208, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.