Bertram "Bert" Katz, 75, of Syracuse died Friday at Highgate Manor, Cortland. A native of Philadelphia, Pa., Mr. Katz resided in Syracuse for many years. He worked at General Electric Co. in the quality control department for more than 30 years, retiring in 1980. He was a member of Temple Beth El and the Valley Mens Club. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the Army Air Force as a sergeant into Panama. He was a member of the Valley Post of the American Legion. Surviving are several cousins.