Thursday, December 20, 2018

In Memory of Sheila Kronrot

94 Years, 5 Months, 13 Days: Shloshim (the traditional 30 days of mourning) has concluded, but Mr & Mrs Abq Jew are still mourning - and in some ways will always mourn - our beloved Mother, Mother-in-Law, Grandmother, and Great Grand Mama.


Sheila Lee Kronrot was born in New York, New York on June 7, 1924; and passed away in Rio Rancho, New Mexico on November 19, 2018.

Beloved Mother of Hugh Kronrot and Perri (Kronrot) Yellin, Grandmother of Dov Yellin, Alexandra Yellin, and Sara Kronrot. Great Grandmother of Lena Yellin and Violet Yellin. Daughter of Henrietta Eisen and Abraham Oring. Wife of Burton Kronrot, until his death in 1974.

Sheila lived in New York, New York; Hollywood, Florida; Livingston, New Jersey; and the final six years of her life in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

She was an artist, homemaker, businesswoman, retail store manager, and killer Scrabble player. She and her husband Burton were patrons of the arts, and encouraged both of their children to pursue careers in music and art.

She was an avid Shakespeare and poetry enthusiast, traveler, and amateur photographer. She was always interested in people, and remembered the names of everyone she met.

Sheila was interested in politics and current events, and made sure to vote in our recent midterm elections. Even while constrained by old age and in an assisted living home, she shared her interests and talents with her caregivers and visitors.

Sheila supported various animal rescue and advocacy organizations. 

Donations may be made to: 

Animal Humane New Mexico
615 Virginia Street SE
Albuquerque, NM 87L08 


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