Obituary: Cecilia Krayndler


Obituary: Cecilia Krayndler

On Monday, May 25, 2020 (2 Sivan), Cecilia Krayndler passed away at the age of 61. Cecilia was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt who left us all too soon.

Cecilia was a woman who put everyone’s needs above her own, whose selflessness knew no bounds, and who was humble in all ways—so humble, in fact, that she would absolutely hate that we’ve published an obituary about her. Growing up by the mountains of Ukraine and settling within the hills of North Hollywood, she came to America to give her children a better life. This was her life’s mission. She was an Olympic-level latke maker, beef stroganoff specialist, and lamb chop enthusiast. She never met a potato that she couldn’t cook, or a grandchild that she couldn’t spoil. She lived for taking care of everyone around her, from family to strangers, and made you feel like you were one of her own the instant you met her.

Cecila’s generous spirit was only surpassed by her strength and resilience. She never let anything get in her way, and her indomitable spirit encouraged her family and friends to persist in the face of many struggles.

We are comforted to know that she is reunited with her beloved parents, likely sharing a cup of coffee as we speak, watching Russian soap operas and discussing what everyone’s going to have for dinner tonight. Cecilia is survived by her son Leon (Shalvi) and his five children, daughter Sasha (Solly) and her three children, and brother Fred (Erika). She will forever be missed and loved by her family, and we will spend our lives trying to continue her incredible legacy.