Dr. Leonard Krivy

Dr. Leonard Krivy, 86 passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on March 7th. Dr. Leonard Krivy is survived by his loving wife, Dr. Joan Krivy (nee Gade); his children Dr. Julie Erdman (nee Krivy) (Robert) and Howard Krivy (Sophia); and his grandchildren Amanda, Adam, Brianna and Marissa.

Dr. Krivy was a graduate of New York University. He served as a member of the Board for several institutions including the Camden County Board of Social Services, the former Hahnemann Hospital as well the Katz Jewish Community Center. He was involved in politics and ran for General Assembly in New Jersey.

Not only did Dr. Krivy contribute his time and extensive knowledge to his community, he was also a pioneer in the education field. He was the former Director of Higher Education for the City of Philadelphia and wrote a plethora of articles detailing various components of the education field. Dr. Krivy was also a published author of two well-known books: Falling off the Ivory Tower and Learn While You Sleep.

Dr. Krivy had extensive expertise in the field of education, and went on to become a well known Educational Consultant helping students get accepted into their dream colleges. His practice also involved educational counseling toward graduate and professional school. Dr. Krivy paved the way in the field of college and educational counseling. As a result of his profound knowledge, he helped students from all over the world.

Along with his wife and business partner, Dr. Joan Krivy, he hosted a radio show on “Schools and Schooling” on WCAU for 25 years. He was also on WOR in New York. “Schools and Schooling” allowed curious parents and students to listen to their pearls of wisdom from the comfort of their own homes.

Dr. Krivy was happily married to his devoted wife, Dr. Joan Krivy, for 61 years. The pair have remained inseparable since their first date, when they decided to get married. Their rare and undying love continued to inspire everyone they met. Dr. Leonard Krivy, also known as “Papas,” a name lovingly given by his grandchildren, truly touched and guided the lives of many individuals but will always have a special place in the hearts of his wife, children and grandchildren.

The family had a private burial service and request that in lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Leonard’s name to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation at https://online.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/goto/krivy

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