Judith Krienke Giss (1947 - 2013)

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Judith Krienke Giss lived all of her life in Manhattan Beach. Born to Oliver and Carol Krienke July 7, 1947, and passed peacefully Nov 3, 2013 surrounded by her family. Fourty-six years ago, in November 1967, Judy married Kenneth Giss who she met while attending Arizona State University. She graduated from Cal State Dominguez with an MBA in 1977.

Judy was active in Real Estate in the Beach area for over 44 years and was given the title of Realtor Emeritus by the California Association of Realtors. She was proud and pleased to work with her father at the OK Krienke Realty Office, as a broker. In tribute to her father, she maintained the company name and continued to operate the business with her husband, where they upheld the reputation for fairness and honesty.

Judy was a lifelong member of the Manhattan Beach Community Church and as a Christian married to Rabbi Ken, she was active at Temple Rodeph Shalom, Congregation Beth Torah, Temple Emet of the South Bay, Temple Shalom of the South Bay and Congregation Tikvat Jacob. She was involved in many interfaith activities including the Annual Thanksgiving Interfaith Service.

Judy was president of Soroptimist International of Manhattan Beach 1980-1981 and received her 35 year pin in 2013. She also worked with the Children's Home Society, Neptunian Club, Chamber of Commerce and Girl Scouts.

Judy's life is marked by her kind thoughts and good deeds. Sending out greeting cards was a passion of hers. Family and friends never felt forgotten, as she always remembered Birthdays or Anniversaries or Get Well cards. In her own quiet way, Judy's life graced our community. Her sisters remember her as happy and loyal, always seeing the best in people. She remained joyful even when facing complications.

Judy will forever live on in the hearts of all who loved her, especially her dedicated husband Rabbi Kenneth Giss, who will miss her sincerely, along with her deeply loving sisters, Diane Krienke Denny and Debra Krienke Davalos, as well as Judy's incredible extensive family.

A 2:00 pm memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 12th, at the Manhattan Beach Community Church, 303 S. Peck Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. A reception will follow the service. Judy was known for her love of hats and If you feel inclined to share in that spirit, please feel free to wear one.

A Shivah Minyan will be held. For details contact Congregation Tikvat Jacob 310-546-3667.

In Lieu of flowers and in honor of Judy's passion for charity toward others, donations may be given to the Soroptimist International of Manhattan Beach or .
Published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Nov. 7, 2013
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