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In Memory of

Leona Krohn

June 15, 1918 - March 25, 2015

Obituary


On March 25th the world lost an amazing woman, Leona Krohn. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Irene and Jimmy Jaffa; her grandchildren, Andrew, Daniel, and Laura (Vinger) and ten great-grandchildren. She was a holocaust survivor who had fled for her life traveling from her parent's home in Lodz, Poland. She escaped with her husband Mark over 2000 miles first to Siberia surviving Russian work camps for the duration of the Holocaust. Their daughter, Irene was born in a German DP camp and they immigrated to America having lost almost their entire family....

On March 25th the world lost an amazing woman, Leona Krohn. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Irene and Jimmy Jaffa; her grandchildren, Andrew, Daniel, and Laura (Vinger) and ten great-grandchildren. She was a holocaust survivor who had fled for her life traveling from her parent's home in Lodz, Poland. She escaped with her husband Mark over 2000 miles first to Siberia surviving Russian work camps for the duration of the Holocaust. Their daughter, Irene was born in a German DP camp and they immigrated to America having lost almost their entire family. Leona was always full of life, using her incredible couture sewing skills and remarkable sense of humor, always with an appropriate joke, to bring smiles to everyone she met. "Two old ladies were sitting on a bench. One said to the other, "remind me again who died yesterday, you or your sister". May her name always be for a blessing. For Leona's story go to www.wjct.org/daughter-holocaust/

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, March 27, 2015. In the Beth Shalom section of Evergreen Cemetery (Gate 5) with Rabbi Yaakov Fisch officiating.

Memorial contributions in Leona's name may be made to Jewish Family and Community Services, Chai Circle for Holocaust Survivors
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HARDAGE-GIDDENS, THE OAKLAWN CHAPEL, 4801 San Jose Blvd is serving the family.