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Nathan Samuel Krems

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Born April 10, 1915 to parents Sarah and Solomon in Seattle, WA. he was the oldest of 7 children, 5 brothers and one sister. He passed away March 31st, 10 days prior to his 99th birthday. At 13 he attended the University of Washington, while becoming the "wonderboy" reporter on the 2 biggest newspapers in Seattle. With a degree in journalism and a second degree in law. He went to work at 20th Century Fox writing public relations for Lucille Ball, Lena Horne and other notables. Falling in love with Helen Zimmer, her father said "if you are going to marry my daughter you got to get a real job." So Nathan went to work in a construction business with his soon to be father in law. Max Zimmer taught Nathan the building business and Nathan taught Max the development business as a thank you. He then went out on his own. He became a successful developer and to repay the Karmic debt of success, He became a philanthropist. He was active in the Jewish community at Temple Israel of Hollywood and the University of Judaism to name a few. Nathan is survived by his loving wife Evelyn, his children David and Linda Krems Paula Krems and John Sullivan and his grandchildren, Elizabeth, Aaron and Amanda. Nathan will always be remembered as a scholar of life, sharing his wisdom. He was bright, charming, loving, humble and a true gentleman. We will all remember him this way. We love you Nate! A memorial will be held at Temple Israel of Hollywood on Sunday April 6, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Apr. 6, 2014
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