Allen I. Krizelman
March 27, 1939-Dec. 28, 2012
Allen I. Krizelman lost his battle to cancer and passed away at Stanford Hospital on Friday, December 28th, surrounded by his family. Al was a family man, an accomplished businessman and a dedicated cancer patient advocate. He courageously battled his disease for over six years and devoted much of his later life to helping others who shared his illness, bladder cancer.
Al was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. After serving in the U.S. Army, he moved to California in 1967 to join Raychem, a Fortune 500 international material science company, located in Menlo Park. He had over 30 great years there, and a 40-plus-year successful career in business.
Al worked extensively to establish a support group for bladder cancer patients at UCSF and also worked closely with the oncology team at Stanford. The family kindly asks for donations to either the UCSF Bladder Cancer Education and Support Group, or Stanford Cancer Center / Bladder Cancer Research.
Al is survived by his wife of 45 years, Susan Krizelman, two children Jill and Todd Krizelman and two grandchildren, Liam Nash and Dorothy Krizelman of New York, N.Y. Al is also survived by his brother, Sheldon Krizelman of Nashville, Tennessee.
A funeral service was held on January 2, 2013, at the Alta Mesa Funeral Home in Palo Alto.