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Manuel "Manny" Krupin died peacefully in Santa Monica on August 21, 2015 at the age of 100. He is survived by his daughter, Jody, son, Bob, daughter-in-law, Gwen and grandson, Nick. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Marion, and his beloved sister, Sylvia Fenberg who also died at age 100. Born in St. Louis, MO, at an early age he and his family moved to Los Angeles where he graduated from Los Angeles High School. He achieved the rank of Staff Sargent during World War II serving in the European campaign. Along with his unit, he was awarded two Presidential Citations. Shortly after returning from the war, he met and married Marion. With his brother-in law, Lester Fenberg, he started Santa Monica Radio Parts. The business eventually became part of Bell Electronics, a successful electronics distributor, where he continued as an executive until his retirement at age 75. He and Marion were world travelers and passionate advocates for peace, gun control, education and civil rights. They often combined those passions, traveling and attending demonstrations for world peace in far off places. At home, they were strong supporters of the local theater and arts community and enjoyed social and political groups with their large group of lifelong friends. An avid bridge player, Manny was awarded Life Master from the American Contract Bridge League and continued to play regularly until he was in his late 90's. Manny happily celebrated his 100th birthday in May with a wonderful party, surrounded by family and many friends. Everyone agreed that it was a celebration for a life well lived and a man well loved. Burial will be private as Manny wished.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Sept. 5 to Sept. 6, 2015
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