Regina Krouk

Regina Krouk

Regina “Reggie” Krouk (Leitzes), 93, of Amherst, Mass., died May 20, 2016. Born in Brooklyn, she spent her early childhood there before moving to New Jersey, living in Union and Livingston before moving to Manhattan in her early 80s and to Amherst at age 91.

Mrs. Krouk attended art school in New York City and studied fashion design. She returned to art school in her 50s to study interior design, and started a small company with clients in New York City and New Jersey.

Predeceased by her husband, Norman, in 2002, she is survived by her son, Jeffrey (Alice Altman) of New Ipswich, NH; two daughters, Fern Gardiner of Merida, Mexico, and Lauren Krouk (Patrick Quinlan) of Hadley, Mass.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was also the sister of Martin Leitzes.

Arrangements were handled by Ascher-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Springfield, Mass. A celebration of her life will be held in Massachusetts this summer.

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