2.27.15 Issue

Norman A. Krizelman passed away on Feb. 15 at age 73. Services were held Feb. 18 at Beth El Cemetery, 84th and L Street.

He was preceded in death by wife Judi Krizelman and parents, Frieda and Max Krizelman.

He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Heather Abramson, and daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Jack Donnelly of Pittsburgh, PA; grandchildren: Andrew Abramson and Lauren Donnelly; sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Dave Cohen of Houston, TX; aunt, Esther Swerdlow of Philidelphia, PA; nieces and newphews, Laurie and Phillip Applebaum of Dallas, TX, and Pam and Donald Smith of Ft. Walton Beach, FL, and Phillip and Lisa Cohen of of Austin, TX; great-nieces, Shayna, and Michelle; great-nephews, Zachary, Parker and Blake.

Norman graduated from Westside High School and then attended Berkley School of Music and New England Conservatory in Boston where he studied Saxophone and Clarinet. Norm then returned to Omaha and took over the family business of Krizelman Plumbing Co. until he retired in 2011. In 1980 he married his high school sweetheart Judi Dobroftsky. Throughout his life, Norm enjoyed listening to jazz and Frank Sinatra and spending time with family.

Memorials may be made to The Norman Krizelman Memorial fund at Great Western Bank.