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Melvin Robert Krimko
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Melvin Robert Krimko
Full Name: Melvin Robert Krimko
Date of Birth: July 14, 1942
Date of Death: May 2, 2020
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Life Story

Melvin R. Krimko of Port Washington and Boca Raton
lived life to the fullest. He lived with zest and joy and was so caring that if anyone was in need he would always be there to help. He and his wife were one with one another. They were never apart and completed each other.Every day was filled with love and happiness. They shared so many memories that will live on forever. He was an attorney in Brooklyn for over 30 years. He was always happy to help his clients with the high quality work he always provided. He is survived by his wife Diane, daughters Tracy and Rachel, his son Brian, grandchildren Colby, Myles and Jordan, as well as his son-in-law Scott and daughter-in-law Stacy.
He will be missed by all who know him. His thoughtful and special ways will last forever in the hearts of everyone who loved him.

31 responses to “Melvin Robert Krimko


    Mel was a great guy and he will be missed. My deepest condolences to his family

  2. Donna Levine says:

    So sorry for your loss. When I started practicing law in kings about 30 years ago he was there and when I was in the lawyers room the last time he was there. Its going to be surreal without him. His good advice and compassion. he will be missed

  3. Howard Poch says:

    I first met Mel 35 years ago when I was first admitted to practice. I saw him hundreds of times in housing court: a good guy and I am sorry for your loss.

  4. Peter Sanders says:

    He was truly truly a nice guy. As much as humanly possible in the space we shared, he always wore a smile and brought good karma. His presence improved our lives.

    Sympathies to his wife Diane, his family, and all of us.

  5. Rovin Rozario says:

    Mr. Krimko was such a wonderful attorney and friend. I have known him for such a long time and he has always treated me fairly, even as an adversary. I will miss you Mel. Heaven is waiting.

  6. Jeffrey M. Goldman says:

    Mel always had a smile. I remember him as a pleasant adversary and a straight-shooter. I am sorry to learn of his passing. May his family be comforted and have no other sorrows.

  7. Robert Miller says:

    Mel was a true gentleman and a pleasure to deal with in Court.
    My sympathies to his family!

  8. Jillian says:

    Mel was a loving and caring man. He lived his life as a model for how others should pursue theirs. He cared and showed it in so many ways. A nurturing
    and attentive husband, father, grandfather and friend…I only hope others follow in the path he carved to follow.

  9. Michael Rosenthal says:

    Mel gave me my first job as an attorney and was always my support and buffer against Bill.
    We remained friendly after the split and when I was honored by the bar association I made sure to acknowledge him.
    Even though I had heard of others I knew well dying in the last few weeks, Mel’s death hit me the hardest and I found myself crying.
    The words of affection I received from the Bar and the Bench when I shared the news of his passing were many and all heart felt.
    I will miss him very much.
    May his memory be a blessing.

  10. Brian Weinberg says:

    To a great, wonderful man/father!

    May you rest in peace as the angels welcome you with open arms. I’m deeply sorry that this had to hit our shores and take you away from the family, your friends, and most of all, Earth. While this is a very sad time for all who knew you, we will celebrate the happy, joyful man you were, year after year until our dying day. It was my great honor to have known you, Rest in peace!

  11. Marc Aronson says:

    Mel was a dear friend for 30 years. He was a wonderful man and an excellent attorney.
    My sincere condolences

  12. Latisha Greene says:

    I worked with Mr. Krimko for over a decade. He was a mentor and a father-like figure, a friend. It was his support that helped me finish college and develop a solid trajectory for my legal career. Through the years, he helped me and my loved ones with various legal matters. Those that knew him, remember him as an all-around guy: intelligent, smart, funny, down to earth, and firm when necessary. I will forever be grateful to him for all of his support throughout the years. He was always there whenever we needed him. My heart is broken from his passing. He will truly be missed. I love you Melly, thank you for everything! Rest peacefully. Tish

  13. Thomas Pruzan says:

    Mel, you were a good friend, a good lawyer, and a good person for the 37 years I knew you. You were never too busy to stop and talk to me. We will all miss you dearly.

  14. Scott Miller says:

    I knew Mel for close to 30 years from our days together in Housing Court. He always had a smile, and usually a joke or fun story. He would always ask about how I was doing on any given day, and make our conversation enjoyable. I will miss Mel greatly.

    My sincere condolences to his family. May your memories of Mel be a blessing to each of you.

  15. Bessie Chinboukas says:

    A friend of 30 years; truly one of the most sincere and genuine souls I was fortunate enough to have known during my lifetime. Mel, your presence will be dearly missed. May you rest in peace.

  16. Sam Hagan says:

    Mel was a very dear friend and a gentleman who without reservation was always there for me—I wish his family my sincere condolences on their loss.

  17. Meryl Wenig says:

    I knew Mel for almost 30 years. He always had a smile and a kind word for all , he will be sorely missed,
    Meryl Wenig

  18. Carl Husbands says:

    The last time I saw Mr Krimko out of court was when we were both on the LIRR. I was taking the train to the plane to go to Florida and we had a conversation about life. The last thing he said to me was to enjoy the Florida paradise. Now he is in the ultimate paradise in heaven. His laugh and smile will never be forgotten.

  19. Michael and Jeryl Goldberg says:

    Mel and I go back nearly 40 years together from my earliest days in Court as a newly minted attorney. He was one of my closest and dearest of cherished friends. We frequently advised and counselled each other on the vagaries of the law and difficult cases. We enjoyed countless lunch times together frequently at his favourite the old (and new) Apollo Diner, or at Dallas BBQ or at the long gone K & J Salad Bar down from the courthouse.

    After hours Mel and I were even closer and as a foursome with Diane and my wife we shared and enjoyed innumerable dinners together, important family occasions, many long weekends and getaways together and countless happy times. Where we went or what was eaten mattered not as long as we had each other’s company.

    I remember like it was yesterday when Mel first introduced us to Diane; his happiness and joy was so obvious. We had enjoyed Mel’s company frequently before but Diane brought out a new vitality in Mel and a new found zest for life. Soon like in a storybook he and Diane flew off to be wed and we got to celebrate their deep love for each other later at a festive party. As a couple Mel and Diane enjoyed a passion for all of life’s sweetest treasures and Diane brought Mel ultimate joy and happiness.

    Mel’s absence from our everyday lives leaves a deep void in our hearts and minds since we were so close for so long and held him in our deepest affection. Our thoughts and our hearts go out to Diane and the whole family.

  20. Martin Tenenbaum says:

    May you rest in peace. It was you who taught me most about the L/T practice years ago when we were young. Thank you

  21. Richard Pilson says:

    I am very saddened to hear Mel passed, I always enjoyed meeting up with him in the courthouse and on the trains, he will surely be missed around the Brooklyn Housing Court and elsewhere. Condolences to his family and friends RIP

  22. Julia Wilson says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I miss discussing and sharing books with him. He was able see through bs and saw the amusing side of people. Housing Court will be smaller and duller without his friendship. My condolences to his family.

  23. Matthew N Ross says:

    Mel will sorely be missed! Always polite and courteous and always a warm and welcoming personality I will miss his presence in the courthouse. I offer my deepest condolences at this difficult time.

  24. Aldric Freeman says:

    Condolences to the family.He was a well respected member of the legal community and a lovable person. From Aldric Freeman

  25. Concetta Puglisi, Esq. says:

    My memories are of a man of character. He treated people with respect and never lost his sense of humanity.

  26. Diane Krimko says:

    To My Beautiful Witty Loving Husband Mel,

    Your are my shinning star my rock my Life..Together we shared an amazing amount of wonderful times. I look at our pictures and we truly had such a special commitment to each other, the life we had the moments, the happiness we shared.
    Truly so special.
    Your presence is still with me I see your pictures hear your voice and know exactly what you would say.
    Our love will go on forever !
    M E L stands for My Eternal Love
    Your Loving Wife forever…..

    • Michael and Jeryl. Goldberg says:

      Beautiful words and oh so true.
      Forever he’ll be a special part of our memories.

  27. Cris Gottlieb says:

    I’ve grown so used to seeing Mel every day at Brooklyn L&T and it really won’t be the same without him. He always had a smile on his face and kept the mood very light and cordial. I was so shocked to hear of his passing. I will miss him.

  28. Altagracia Pierre-Outerbridge says:

    Mel was a fierce adversary who never lost sight that we were all human, after all. He always sported a smile for all. A gentle being. I will miss him.

  29. Pamela says:

    Krimko wow …. it’s so many great things to express about this wonderful man . Professional and dedicated to his profession…. kind but stern … thank you for being my lawyer over 20 years … may you Rest In Peace …

  30. Shephard Peterson says:

    I am deeply hurt and sad to hear of Mr. Krimko passing. He always talked and advised me as a family member as well my lawyer.
    He was my adviser and attorney for 30 years.

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Service Information
Date: Tuesday May 12, 2020
Time: Private
Officiating: Rabbi Uri Allen
Affiliation: Temple Beth Sholom
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