Death notice of ADELINE KRIZEK (2021) – Alexandria, VA



KRIZEK Adeline Rose Krizek (88) On September 5, 2021, Addy as she preferred to be called, passed away at her home. She was born on March 3, 1933 in London, England and three was her preferred number. She lived in Notting Hill with her parents Arthur and Adeline Watson until she was six and the start of World War II. His first memory was asking his mother questions about the barrage balloons flown over London in an attempt to save historic monuments from German bombs. Then, like many other children in town, Addy and her sisters, Sylvia and Shirley were evacuated to the countryside where they lived with strangers, some nice and some not so nice. Her mother remained in London, working in a munitions factory and taking care of Addy’s little brother, John. Addy’s father joined the Royal Army Medical Corps, went to France and was killed in May 1940. At age 20, she immigrated to the United States aboard the Queen Mary with just a high school diploma and the equivalent of $ 20. In 1955, she married Eugène Krizek. They both met and worked on Capitol Hill-Addy for Representative and then California Senator Clair Engle. After her tragic death, Addy moved to the nonprofit sector as a staff member of the Council for a Livable World which promoted the elimination of nuclear weapons. In the late 1960s, the Krizek family moved to the Hollin Hills neighborhood of Mount Vernon, Virginia. Addy loved helping people, so it was only natural that she got involved in both charitable organizations and civic activities. She worked for Mount Vernon supervisor Warren Cikins, who brought the Mount Vernon rink and pool to the community. Addy was a past president of the local chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, a former board member of the Burgundy Farm Country Day School in Alexandria, Virginia, and the Friendship House in Washington, DC. In 1984, she was the 1st volunteer for Christian Relief Services, founded by her husband, today one of the largest human service charities. In 2004, Addy was one of the first members of the board of directors of Bread and Water for Africa UK, based in London. She dedicated herself to United Community Ministries as Director of Volunteer Services and then Director of Development. In the mid-1990s to 2000s, Addy served on the board of directors; this was a critical time when the supportive housing program was launched. His work with Executive Director Sharon Kelso turned into a lasting friendship that saw them travel together, attend performances at Arena Stage, and enjoy each other’s company until the pandemic returned. that is impossible. In a letter read to Addy just before her death, Sharon wrote: “. . you remind me of a hummingbird that flutters with so much energy and enthusiasm, leaving your touch of love and kindness wherever you land. In 1995, Addy and her husband were honored as Lord and Lady Fairfax for their exceptional volunteer service. Addy continued to give of her time to those facing hardship, remembering her own experiences in war-torn England and, at the age of 86, received the 2019 Gerald W. Hyland Humanitarian Award. alongside Senator Mark Warner. She was an artist and taught art as a Sunday School teacher and Artist Assistant at Hollin Meadows Elementary School. She also taught her granddaughters to knit. Addy found time for garden clubs, book clubs, a knitting club and she enjoyed traveling or watching PBS, especially UK TV. She remained active in politics as a member of the Mount Vernon Democratic Committee and was the # 1 campaign volunteer for her son, Paul, now a delegate to the Virginia General Assembly. Addy lived at the home with her husband, USAF Col. Eugene Krizek (retired), Paul and his wife, Tracey, who all took great care of her and will be dearly missed, as will her sons, Bryan (Rita) and Neil. She is also survived by her grandchildren: SSgt Justin Krizek, USMC (Jessica), Cameron Krizek (Bridget), Victoria Krizek and Khloe Krizek; great-grandchildren, Dean, EliÅ¡a and Killian; a brother-in-law, Gus Kepel of Bury St Edmunds, England and a sister-in-law, Suzi Watson of South Dayton, Florida. A celebration of Addy’s life will take place on October 16, 2021 at St Luke’s Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to United Community (www.unitedcommunity.org), Bread and Water for Africa UK (www.forafrica.org.uk) or Mount Vernon at home (www.mountvernonathome.org). Professional services provided by Greene Funeral Home, Inc. Alexandria, VA and the Friendship House of Washington, DC. In 1984, she was the 1st volunteer for Christian Relief Services, founded by her husband, today one of the largest human service charities. In 2004, Addy was one of the first members of the board of directors of Bread and Water for Africa UK, based in London. She dedicated herself to United Community Ministries as Director of Volunteer Services and then Director of Development. In the mid-1990s to 2000s, Addy served on the board of directors; it was a critical time when the supportive housing program was launched. His work with Executive Director Sharon Kelso turned into a lasting friendship that saw them travel together, attend performances at Arena Stage, and enjoy each other’s company until the pandemic returned. that is impossible. In a letter read to Addy just before her death, Sharon wrote “… you remind me of a hummingbird that flies with so much energy and enthusiasm, leaving your touch of love and kindness wherever you land. ” In 1995, Addy and her husband were honored as Lord and Lady Fairfax for their exceptional volunteer service. Addy continued to give of her time to those facing hardship, remembering her own experiences in war-torn England and, at the age of 86, received the 2019 Gerald W. Hyland Humanitarian Award. alongside Senator Mark Warner. She was an artist and taught art as a Sunday School teacher and Artist Assistant at Hollin Meadows Elementary School. She also taught her granddaughters to knit. Addy found time for garden clubs, book clubs, a knitting club and she enjoyed traveling or watching PBS, especially UK TV. She remained active in politics as a member of the Mount Vernon Democratic Committee and was the # 1 campaign volunteer for her son, Paul, now a delegate to the Virginia General Assembly. Addy lived at the home with her husband, USAF Col. Eugene Krizek (retired), Paul and his wife, Tracey, who all took great care of her and who will be sorely missed, as will her sons, Bryan (Rita) and Neil. She is also survived by her grandchildren: SSgt Justin Krizek, USMC (Jessica), Cameron Krizek (Bridget), Victoria Krizek and Khloe Krizek; great-grandchildren, Dean, EliÅ¡a and Killian; a brother-in-law, Gus Kepel of Bury St Edmunds, England and a sister-in-law, Suzi Watson of South Dayton, Florida. A celebration of Addy’s life will take place on October 16, 2021 at St Luke’s Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to United Community (www.unitedcommunity.org), Bread and Water for Africa UK (www.forafrica.org.uk) or Mount Vernon at home (www.mountvernonathome.org). Professional services entrusted to Greene Funeral Home, Inc.

Posted by The Washington Post on September 17, 2021.


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