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Zelma Krasnow


1917 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Zelma Krasnow Obituary
Zelma died April 25 at age 95 In one word Zelma could be described as "Momu"; in a few words "feisty" and "kind" at the same-time. Zelma met Herbert (Poppa) when she was 15 years old and spent the next 80 years loving each other. They were an example of a true marriage and dedication to one another. Herbert's family will be there for him until his time comes to join Zelma. Zelma was born Haroldine Zelda Gandell on November 16th, 1917 in Washington Heights, N.Y. Zelma was a talented artist with oils and pastels and her many pieces are a memory and tribute to her. She took interest in all and expressed her love and support to them. She lived with Herbert in Regency Park, where Peter and Stephanie grew up, then moved to Fresh Meadows where they lived until retiring to Pittsfield in 1980. She loved her house and improved it each year. Zelma and Herbert tutored kids at the Berkshire Community College for years, where she also took courses and received an undergraduate degree, something that made her and the entire family proud. She and her husband volunteered for services at Tanglewood. They developed many friends in Pittsfield and when it was time to receive full-time care, their son Peter and granddaughter Erica had both of them moved into Meadowbrook of Granby, Conn. Zelma never gave up hope of returning home while Herbert settled in, feeling safe at Meadowbrook. Everyone loved Momu and will make sure that Poppa will have family to support and love him too. Zelma was loved and will be remembered by Herbert (husband), Peter (son), Stephanie (daughter), Christine (daughter), Christopher (grandson), Erica (granddaughter), Dan (grandson), Samantha (great- granddaughter), Phillip (great-grandson), Mark (grandson), Heather (granddaughter), Max (great-grandson), Maya (great- granddaughter), Hunter (great-grandson), Paul (nephew), Paula (niece), Heino (son-in-law), Kristian (grandson), Alan, Eileen, her good friend Donna, the Haas family and all those that made her life worthwhile.
Finally, the family acknowledges the great and loving care that the Meadowbrook of Granby facility staff had shown to Momu during her year and half time there, and the continued care they are providing for Poppa. Zelma was buried on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at the Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, N.Y. Zelma lived a long rich life and enjoyed it to the fullist with her soulmate, Herbert, and her entire family and all of her friends. Donations can be made to the Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield MA to help underprivelege kids learn reading and math. Rest in Peace Momu.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 30, 2013
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