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PASSINGS: Lewis Katz, Bert A. Betts
PASSINGS: Lewis Katz, Bert A. Betts

Lewis Katz, 72, a self-made man who built his fortune in New York parking lots, billboards and cable TV, and went on to buy the NBA's New Jersey Nets, NHL's New Jersey Devils and the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper, died Saturday night in a Massachusetts plane crash that claimed six other lives. Katz grew up in working-class Camden, N.J., and worked as a lawyer before earning hundreds of millions of dollars investing in the Kinney Parking Systems empire and the Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network in New York. He went on to become a major philanthropist in the Philadelphia region. With Raymond Chambers, former chairman of Wesray Capital Corp. and now a special United...

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