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Leonard Kringold
Leib Lazar ben Hinda Ruchel v Shmuel

Sunday, February 12, 2017 (before sunset)

16 Shevat, 5777

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

10:00 AM


Arlington Memorial Park, Atlanta GA

The family will receive guests Tuesday and Wednesday from 7 pm to 9 pm at the home of Gail and Michael Habif
5260 Riverview Road, Atlanta, GA 30327

Please contact Dresslers at 770-451-4999 to send a message to the family.

  • Weinstein Hospice 3150 Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30327

    Leonard "Lenny", 94, passed at his home in Atlanta, GA on February 12, 2017, comforted by his loving family. A gentle giant loved by all, and a founding member of the "Do Nothing Club", he passed in the same way that he had lived, with style and grace. Lenny was born in Bronx, NY. His father died when Lenny was 3, after which he spent a good part of his childhood growing into the man of the family. He accomplished this partly by reaching the height of 6'5" by the age of 15. At the age of 22 he enlisted in the army. As one of the tallest members of his unit, he played on the base basketball team and served as a staff sergeant in Guam. After leaving the service, he worked for his stepfather in New York who manufactured coats and suits. Lenny met the love of his life, Laurette Essex Kringold, when she stopped by his company's showroom to interview for a modeling job. They began raising their two children in New York while Lenny continued to gain expertise in managing garment production lines. In 1956, Lenny moved the family to Miami Beach where he managed production for several ladies ready-to-wear dress manufacturers. Lenny and Laurette shared a unique love and affection for each other that was admired by all who came in contact with them. They loved to travel, laugh, and enjoy a cocktail together at the end of the day. He was the light of her life and she was his. Lenny's kindness and generosity were only surpassed by his quick-witted sense of humor. Lenny and Laurette cherished their retirement years, during which they moved to Boynton Beach, Florida and then to Atlanta. He is preceded in death by Laurette, his wife of 66 years. He is survived by his children, Gail and Michael Habif, and Steven and Debra Kringold; grandchildren, Lauren and Ben Barden, Craig and Julie Habif, and Rebecca and Eric Kaplan; great-grandchildren, Lola, Sam, Jacob, Allen, and Lily; and siblings by marriage, Roz Drucker, Muriel Jacobs, and Harold and Johanna Essex. Sign online guest book at In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Weinstein Hospice. Funeral services will be held at Arlington Cemetery on Tuesday, February 14 at 10:00 am. Arrangements by Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta (770) 451-4999.

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    May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.
    Leigh BurnsFeb 22 2017 04:31 pm
    Sending my love to you all. Gail, I am so sorry for your loss and the shared loss of your entire family. I am so glad I had the honor to meet your Dad so many years ago. Peace to each of you. Leigh Burns
    Elaine &Jerry BlumenthalFeb 14 2017 04:39 pm
    So sorry to learn of the loss of your precious father. We know he left us a great legacy in you and your families. His name will be for a blessing. Love, Elaine & Jerry
    Kathy SachsFeb 14 2017 02:30 pm
    Gail, I was so saddened to hear of the loss of your father. He sounds to be as beautiful a person as you are. Fondly, Kathy and Howie Sachs
    debbi chartashFeb 14 2017 08:59 am
    Gail, Your dad sounds like he was a wonderful man. I am thinking of you. Take care, debbi chartash
    Norma and Ben MarxFeb 13 2017 10:55 pm
    We have been at the Renaissance for over 3 yrs. Lenny was there before us. He was always warm and friendly and ready to talk. We had the opportunity to meet and admire his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. We miss him. Norma and Ben Marx
    FREDERICK S NEWMANFeb 13 2017 09:30 pm
    Our condolences to Gail and your family. Lenny was very liked man. The Newmans
    Sherry HabifFeb 13 2017 09:02 pm
    Sending sincere & deepest condolences in Memory of your precious Dad. He will be remembered as a special Dad, Grandfather, & Great Grandfather. May his Memory be for a blessing.
    Francine LoweFeb 13 2017 09:15 am
    Dear Gail and Michael, My sincere condolences. Francine
    Marty Oxman Feb 12 2017 09:43 pm
    My condolences to the Kringold Family. Marty Oxman & Family Charlotte,NC
    Eileen and Milton SilbersteinFeb 12 2017 04:52 pm
    We are so sorry for the loss of your dear father. You are fortunate to have so many wonderful memories. May his name be for a blessing.
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