HARRISBURG (CBS) – Governor Tom Corbett and First Lady Susan Corbett made the following statement after learning about the tragic and untimely passing of Lewis Katz:

“Sue and I are shocked and saddened by the tragic death of our friend, Lewis Katz. His personal warmth, wisdom, and strength of character make his passing a great loss, and his life and friendship a greater treasure.

“The legacy he leaves behind is one of a brilliant businessman with a profound commitment to make a difference, as evidenced by the many civic institutions he supported. But it was his beautiful soul and his quiet acts of philanthropy that we most admired. In his words, ‘It’s never a perfect day, unless you help someone who can never hope to repay you.’

“We join Lewis’s beloved family and his many friends in mourning his loss.”

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