Jacob Burton Kriegsman

September 11, 1929January 21, 2021

riegsman, Jacob Burton

September 11, 1929 - January 21, 2021

Jacob Burton Kriegsman, 91, of Greensboro, died Thursday, January 21, 2021 at home, surrounded by his family.

He was preceded in death by his son Brian, his daughter Robin, his mother Frieda and his brother Kenneth. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Judy, his daughter, Karen, brothers Bobby and David and sister Diana.

A native of Greensboro, Jack(ie) graduated from UNC-CH. He was a Scottish Rite Mason, a Navy veteran of the Korean War and a life-long member of Temple Emanuel. He retired after 48 years from the first salesman position at O'Henry, Inc. His natural ability to connect with people showed through his life-long relationships with his customers.

Jack(ie) will always be remembered for his many passions, including Carolina basketball, golf, landscaping and photography. His kindness continued to the very end of his life.

Funeral services will be held graveside on Sunday, January 24, at 2 p.m. at the Hebrew Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made to a Parkinson's foundation.

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Barbara Marshall

January 23, 2021

It is said that when you lose someone a piece of your heart goes to Heaven. Jack was a friend and former co-worker at O Henry, Inc. and I share in the sadness of his loss. Judy and Karen remember the good times. Thinking of you.

Frank Briles

January 23, 2021

I worked with Jack many years ago at O. Henry. What a kind and very wise man. He taught me a lot on how life works. His passion for his customers I use as an example in my work life to this day. What a sense of humor! He was one of the funniest people I ever met. Although it has been years since we seen each other, the lessons he taught me I still use in my life. Just like his Tarheels he will always be a Champion in my eyes.