Edward Malcolm Krinsky
Edward Malcolm Krinsky died peacefully on October 28, 2021, with his daughters by his
side, following a brief illness. A highly respected and well-loved educator, coach, and
mentor to many, Ed is survived by his loving brother Paul Krinsky (Anita Brause);
daughters June Krinsky-Rudder (Harold Rudder) and Donna Romano (Anthony
Romano); nephews David Krinsky (Lori) and Ross Krinsky (Kirsten); wife Kathryn
Ramsey; stepdaughters Karen Chandross and Leisa Thursland (Eddie Thursland);
grandchildren Anna and AJ; and long-time companion Victoria Descalso.
Edward Krinsky was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. After graduating from James
Madison HS, he attended Harvard College where he lettered in baseball and basketball
and was captain of the basketball team his senior year. He graduated from Harvard in
1954 and entered the U.S. Army. After two years of service he returned to Harvard and
earned his Master of Arts in Teaching from the Graduate School of Education. While in
graduate school he coached the Harvard JV basketball team and the MIT freshman
In 1957, Krinsky began his 35 year career at Westbury High School, teaching history
coaching and serving as the Director of Guidance. He was a highly successful coach
and his basketball teams won several championships but he took particular pleasure in
helping students get into college and other post-graduate programs and in seeing them
thrive. He kept in touch with former students for decades. Ed’s coaching career also
included positions with national and international teams. He was the assistant coach of
the American team which won the gold medal in the Maccabiah Games held in Israel in
1980 and was advisor to national teams in both Israel and Egypt. He served as the
Director of Operations for the U.S. Basketball League here in the United States, and
completed his basketball career as an assistant coach at SUNY - College at Old
Burial arrangements were handled by Donohue-Cecere Funeral Home in Westbury, NY.
A memorial service will be held in the spring.
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