Donald M. Krieger
November 18, 2022

Funeral Information

November 21 2022 - 11:00 am
Tree of Life Memorial Park, Reis Run Road, Franklin Park, PA 15237

DONALD M. KRIEGER: Was born in Pittsburgh in 1939 and died peacefully at home. He grew up in Squirrel Hill and attended Linden School, Taylor Allderdice High School, and the University of Pittsburgh. He started dating Miriam in high school, and they married in 1961. He worked as a teacher and later as a guidance counselor. After he retired, Don and Miriam enjoyed traveling, playing Rummikub, and spending time with friends and family. Don and Miriam raised their family on Hastings Street, close to his parents, sister, in-laws, and extended family. With four children and many dogs and cats over the years, the house was always full of games, food, sports, and pets. He enjoyed playing football and Frisbee with his children when he got home from work, and loved watching the Steelers on Sunday. Being surrounded by generations of extended family meant lots of celebrations and holiday get-togethers, including Passover seders. On hot summer days, Don enjoyed cramming the family and friends into the station wagon for trips to Keystone Lake State Park. The annual pilgrimage to Wildwood, NJ was a highlight for the whole family. He loved visiting his children in Baltimore, California, and on Maui, and connecting with his grandchildren. He is survived by Miriam, his wife of 60 years and the love of his life, along with his children Barry (Judy), Lee, Jeff (Daniela), and Susie (Ken). His grandchildren – Caledonia, Hadassah, and Willa – will remember his “dad jokes” and Pictionary prowess. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews, including Mindy, David, Rick, Bella Joy, Harry, Brian, Essie, Harold, Lori, Bobby, Jeannie, Tzipi, and Zevick, and by long-time friends and new friends. Graveside Service and Interment will be held on Monday, November 21, 2022 at Tree of Life Memorial Park at 11 AM. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. 


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Your roommate from Magee is expressing sympathy wishes to you and your family. Sorry to read of your loss.

By Sondra Glasser - November 21, 2022

Dear Miriam, I just heard the sad news about Don. I was surprised because I'd just talked with you when you were walking Mia and Daisy on Edgerton St. a few days ago. I remember meeting you in the late 90s when you took Frankie to Mellon Park, and she enjoyed playing with Quantum. I remember Don walking one of your dogs part way around the block and arranging to drive the dog home. That's real dedication to an old pal. We're very sorry for your loss.

By Sara Majetich - November 19, 2022