Attorney, community volunteer Mildred Krieger laid to rest
MILDRED “ANGIE” ROBBINS LEVITAN KRIEGER, a longtime attorney and New Orleans community leader years, died in Covington, LA. on Monday, July 29, 2019. She was 95.
A New Orleans native, she lived in the city all heer live until 2005, when she and her husband were uprooted by the effects of Hurricane Katrina. She was a resident of Mandeville until the time of her passing.
A graduate of McMain High School, she graduated from Newcomb College in 1944 and later attended the Tulane University School of Law, matriculating in 1962. She was the 50th woman to practice law in the Greater New Orleans area. Following her graduation, she and her husband founded the Krieger and Krieger Law Firm.
Krieger focused on volunteer work in the community and received numerous awards for leadership positions at the Jewish Community Center, Willow Wood Home and Temple Sinai. In addition, she was a founder of My House, along with Sister Jane Remson and others. Recognition for her service included the Lamed-Vov Nik Award (Willow Wood), the J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award and the 10th anniversary Founder’s Award (My House).
She had a wide range of interests and relationships, which represented her ceaseless curiosity, infectious energy, and close bonds with her family and friends. She was an exercise and tennis enthusiast and was a regular player at the Hilton Riverside Tennis Club.
Krieger continued to play tennis and lift and weights well into her 90s. She was a daily reader of the Wall Street Journal and was always eager to discuss recent movies, books, politics and current events, never too shy to offer her opinions.
Though cooking was not her forte, having spent many years growing up in the Jung Hotel, she never missed an occasion to make matzah ball soup and pecan pie for her grandsons and great-grandsons. She followed NFL football, especially her Saints and her grandchildren’s Patriots, with passion. She took great pleasure in a clever joke, her son’s puns or a story, and recounting memories with old friends. She embraced any opportunity to celebrate life and enjoyed planning special birthday and anniversary festivities when she and Jay gathered family and dear friends from the many different facets of their lives. Always keen to learn new skills and build personal connections, she even developed new passions in her last two decades.
Krieger was an active volunteer at the Madisonville Elementary School, where she cherished reading to and celebrating holidays with students. In recent years, she became an avid duplicate bridge and mahjong player. , making new friends, and proudly climbing the rankings.
She kept a gratitude journal in which she would write daily, counting her blessings, large and small. Many credit her longevity to her incredible appreciation, positivity, and resilience, along with her curiosity – all of which enabled her to stay young and vibrant.
She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, the late, I. Jay Krieger and a son, Terry Krieger. She is survived by her son Monty Krieger (Nancy) of Needham, MA., two grandsons and three great-grandsons.
Funeral Services took place on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Avenue. Rabbi Edward Paul Cohn officiated. Interment followed immediately in Dispersed of Judah Cemetery.
Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Jewish Children’s Regional Services (I. Jay Krieger Family Fund), the New Orleans Jewish Community Center (The Krieger Senior Citizen Transportation Fund) or the Madisonville Elementary School.
The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online at www.lakelawnmetairie.com.