Riva Kremer
RIVA KREMER, beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother died Saturday, May 5, 2007 at the age of 100, the oldest living Holocaust survivor in Houston. Riva was born on August 12, 1906 in Bialystok, Poland. She, along with her daughter, Linda Penn, endured the horrors of the Holocaust experiencing stays in concentration camps including Treblinka where she lost her husband and son, Majdanek, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Trawniki, Bergen-Belsen and Theresienstadt. They also endured the Grodno, Poland Ghetto and the Death March. With courage, strength and faith, Riva and Linda came to New York in 1950. Riva joined Linda and her family in Houston in 1965. Riva was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Penn. She is survived by her son-in-law, Morris I. Penn; grandson Hyman Penn and his wife Lynn Gordon; grandson Robert Penn and his wife Pam; granddaughter Cynthia Weinberger and her husband Barry; great grandchildren Melanie and Lauren Weinberger and Jordan and Jamie Penn. The funeral is planned for Monday, May 7, 2007. Please call Levy Funeral Directors at 713 660-6633 for details. Contributions in her memory may be made to Holocaust Museum Houston 5401 Caroline St. Houston, Texas 77004 or Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care Services 6200 N. Braeswood Houston, Texas 77074.
Published by Houston Chronicle on May 6, 2007.
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Dear Dr.Penn and family,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss of your grandmother. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
love to all,
Your friend and one of your best nurses,
Carolyn Mabry
Carolyn Mabry
May 22, 2007
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