July 30, 1950 – July 24, 2018
LEE KRINSKY PHOENIX – Lee Krinsky passed away July 24, 2018, one week before his 68th birthday. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA he was all about family and friends. Lee donated his time to B'nai Brith and its Youth Services, loved being a Big Brother many times over, life long member of the Masonic Lodge #482 in Philadelphia, always a part of a “family” wherever he went. A graduate of Temple University in the field of Accounting, he launched a career in the auto insurance and premium finance industry, expanding his circle of associates. While opening insurance offices in Pittsburgh, he met the love of his life, Karen and married that same year. Together they embarked on an adventure that lasted over 35 years, moving them to Phoenix. Surviving a heart transplant in 2006, it seemed that his strength could take him through anything. Lee always had a story and something to share with everyone. In Arizona he found community in the New Life Society, Donor Network of AZ and Elks Lodge #335, all great people who meant the world to him. Preceded in death by his father S. Sydney Krinsky and mother Harriet Miller Krinsky Levin. Surviving family include his wife Karen Altemus Krinsky, sister and brother-in-law Janice and Cal Weisberger of Santa Monica, CA, sister and brother-in-laws Janene and Michael Kelly of Mesa, Lavonne and Robert Johnston of Newark, Delaware plus nephews, neices and grand nephews and grand neices who were always in his loving heart. Anyone who ever met Lee would not forget him. He fulfilled his life by being a part of your life. Thank you to each of you who helped and supported Lee and Karen through his challenges. No services are planned. Please support organ donation and transplant in his memory.
August 1, 2018
Lee was like a brother to my brothers and my sister. He was always accepted as a family member. Lee will be always be loved and remembered by everyone. He was a very kind and considerate man to many who knew him. I remember th day Lee and Karen were married in Pittsburg, Pa. This wonderful day was one of the happiest events in our young lives. He was one of the luckiest people in the world to find a woman like his wonderful Karen. His life and personality will always be a part of anyone who loved him and called him a true friend.
July 29, 2018
I met Lee through the Gerson s on "F"street...we became good friends partnering in many pinochle games both at his house as well as on Massachusets beach in Atlantic City...We also worked together at the Morton Hotel during the summer. Lee was a wonderful human being,with a soft tone and a big heart. We had many great times together on the beach. I am saddened by his passing...My condolences to his family and friends.
July 29, 2018
I grew up two doors down from Lee Krinsky on "F" Street. I have always loved Lee and considered him family. My family consisted of three older brothers. Lee made it four older brothers. What a fantastic person with a huge personality, heart and soul. RIP, my brother Lee. Thank you for your love all these years. Diane