May 25, 1959-Dec. 8, 2021
Our bright and vibrant light, Tish Krieg, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and friends at her home in Woodside, California. Beloved wife of Franz Krieg, loving mother of Maximilian (fiancé Meg) and Rex Krieg; treasured daughter of Kathleen Reardon and the late John Reardon; adored sister of Terry Reardon (deceased), Mary (Ed) Tallyn, Susie (Jim) Rusk and James (Pam) O’Riordan; sister-in-law of Irmgard Matthaei and Margot (Albrecht) Bangert; loving aunt to Corinna (Mark) Hanecke, Allison (Brian) Fong, Jenna (Taylor) Silva, Kathleen Rusk, Skyler and Sinta O’Riordan; and great aunt to Paula Hanecke, Henry Fong and Owen Silva.
Born and raised in Lafayette, California, Tish’s life journey was filled with family, love, and laughter. She delighted in the outdoors, whether swimming in the backyard pool with cousins or sunning on Pinecrest beach with friends. Some of Tish’s fondest times were at Gonzaga University where she met life-long friends. After college Tish embarked on many career adventures from owning her own catering company and a college prep business, to teaching in Richmond, East Palo Alto and San Quentin. She was a Project Manager for NASA, creating their Women in NASA live interactive web events encouraging young women to pursue careers in STEM.
In 1992 Tish married her love, Franz Krieg, and their life began an adventurous journey of travel and fun. Tish’s most treasured role was raising her beautiful sons Max and Rex. The family loved their time together with memorable trips swimming, surfing, and diving in Spain, Costa Rica, and the British Virgin Islands, skiing the Alps to the mountains in Utah, and spending time with family in Germany. Tish volunteered, supporting Sacred Heart School. She attended countless ice hockey and soccer games around the country and loved to host sports families at their home. Tish was an excellent chef, and her fondness for entertaining was a consistent theme in her life. Her boys cherish the memories of their busy kitchen and cooking alongside their mom. Her home was full of laughter, great food, and her themed parties ranged from her adventurous “Tour de Franz” car rally to “Cowboys in the Wild West” where creativity was over the top and the events were above and beyond imagination.
Despite being diagnosed with cancer in 2014, Tish always maintained her positive spirit. Cancer did not prevent Tish from living the life she loved. She continued her travels, including trips to Europe, Mexico, and West Point (NY). At home she enjoyed spending time in her garden and playing Mahjong with friends. To keep connected during the pandemic, Tish created a weekly church and chat zoom meeting with extended family.
We will remember Tish for her ability to light up every room and make everyone she met feel special. Her amazing creativity, non-stop energy, optimism, passion for life, and her deep love of faith, family and friends will never be forgotten.
Family and friends are invited to a Mass at Saint Pius Catholic Church, 1100 Woodside Rd, Redwood City, CA 94061 on January 8, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. Memorials may be made in Tish’s name to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Organization.
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