Leonard “Oogie” Krichevsky passed peacefully in Portland, OR on April 7th 2021.
Leonard was born Oct. 21st, 1931 to Dave and Freda Krichevsky in Portland, OR. He had one elder sister, Selma. Leonard attended Grant High School and, in the fall of 1949, went on to attend the University of Oregon. While at the U of O Leonard was a member of the rally squad, where he was the head Yell Leader. Leonard was also a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity on campus.
Upon graduation, Leonard was drafted into the US Army where he served for two years until he was discharged in 1956. On January 1st, 1956, Leonard married Jane Newman also from Portland, OR. Leonard and Jane had three boys Randy, Scott and Brent and they resided in Beaverton, OR. Leonard co-founded Linoleum City, a Portland landmark, where he worked for many years until he retired. After retirement, Leonard decided he wanted to get back into the workforce. He went on to work for Wanke Cascade, and up until his passing was employed at Contract Furnishings Mart. Leonard loved interacting with his coworkers and helping customers and was a true mensch.
Leonard was a member of congregation Shaarie Torah, and was a B’nai B’rith Men’s Camper for over 50 years. Camp meant the world to Leonard. He always looked forward to the time he got to spend there, and share all the great BB Mens camp stories over the years.
In his spare time, Leonard enjoyed visiting his alma mater and was a season ticket holder for many years for Oregon Duck football games where, he enjoyed tailgating with family and friends. He also loved going out to dinner and enjoying a nice meal with family and friends. Leonard also owned a beach house at Cannon Beach, a spot he frequently visited.
Leonard is survived by his sons, Randy, Scott and Brent; his 8 grandchildren Brad, Brian, Jake, Jenna, Brandon, Anna, Sammi and Lydia; two great grandchildren Lewis and Vivienne; and many other dear family members and friends.
Leonard will be laid to rest near his parents following a private ceremony at 11am, Monday April 12th 2021, at Neveh Zedek cemetery. A public memorial service will be held for all family and friends at a date yet to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, the family would ask for donations to be made to B’nai B’rith Men’s Camp Association in Leonards’ name.
Let us all celebrate Leonard with his drink of choice – a Ketel One on the rocks with a lemon twist. You will be missed Oogie.
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