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Seymour Kroll

Seymour Kroll, 93, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, died on 14 April 2021.

The Funeral was A PRIVATE FAMILY SERVICE on Friday, 16 April 2021.

Rabbi Joshua Whinston officiated.

Seymour Kroll loved his family and enjoyed connecting with people. He liked to joke and laugh with others and did so through the end.

Seymour Kroll passed away peacefully at home on April 14, 2021 at the age of 93 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Marilyn (Howard) Levine. Survived by his wife, Dorine, daughter Karin (K.C.) Ross, son Adam (Andrea), and treasured three granddaughters who called him “Pop Pop.”

Born in 1927 to the late Benjamin and Ethel Kroll in the Bronx, New York. Family was his foundation early on as he was close with aunts, uncles, and cousins, some who lived in the house next door. While growing up and attending school, Seymour helped in his families’ fur business, Kroll Brothers, Inc. Seymour graduated from DeWitt Clinton high school in the Bronx. He joined the navy and then earned a business degree at the University of Michigan. In his later years, he loved to tell people that his tuition was $225 a semester, and the importance of the GI Bill. He also received his MBA from Columbia Business School. He started his own marketing company Seymour Kroll & Associates in Chicago in 1961. He transitioned into business turnaround consulting until he retired.

In 1963, Seymour married Dorine Ellisen of Minneapolis, Minnesota with whom he was married for 57 years. Together they have two children, Karin and Adam.

Seymour’s passion for learning carried throughout his life. He enjoyed talking politics and watching TV game shows. Spending time with his grandchildren Sydney, Aubrey and Ellery always brought him joy.

Metro Detroit’s Jewish funeral homes have agreed that families should follow the directive of Centers for Disease Control and restrict the size of gatherings to no more than 25 people inside and 50 at graveside.

For now, in-person funeral attendance will be limited to only immediate family. Otherwise, funerals may be viewed live and recorded on chapel websites.

Together, we thank the community for understanding during this unusual and challenging time.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Seymour Kroll may do so by making a contribution to:

Jewish Community Center of Ann Arbor
2935 Birch Hollow Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Click to Visit Charity Website

Humane Society of Huron Valley
3100 Cherry Hill Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(734) 662-5585
Click to Visit Charity Website