Family-Placed Death Notice

KRINGOLD, Laurette Laurette Essex Kringold - Always the Grande Dame of stage and life, Laurette Kringold passed away April 08, 2013, from lung cancer at 85. Survived by her husband of 65 years, Leonard Kringold, they moved to Atlanta in November 2012 to be close to their children, Gail and Michael Habif, and Debra and Steven Kringold. Laurette was the proud grandmother of Lauren and Ben Barden, Craig and Julie Habif, Rebecca and Eric Kaplan, and Linden Hass. Great-grandchildren, Lola and Allen Barden, and twins Sam and Jacob Habif were her pride and joy. She is also survived by her brother, Harold Essex, and wife Johanna, of New York. Laurette began her adult life as a New York fashion model and then moved to Florida with her family and became a commercial real estate manager. After her children graduated high school in Miami Beach, she returned to the fashion business as a sales manager. She enjoyed singing and performing with the Palm Isles Players and was a member of the choir for High Holiday services. Laurette was a breast cancer survivor, Weight Watcher lecturer, and volunteer for Bethesda Hospital. She will be remembered with love for her humor, intellect, smile and heart of gold. An online guestbook is available at Donations can be made to Weinstein Hospice or the Susie Habif Chesed Fund at Ahavath Achim Synagogue. Graveside services will be held 1:30 PM TODAY, Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs with Rabbi Neil Sandler officiating. Arrangements by Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

Funeral Home

Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care of Eternal Light
3734 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. Atlanta, GA 30341
(770) 451-4999

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Apr. 9, 2013