Former pharmacist, stockbroker and editor Louise Greenblatt Striegold died on the evening of December 19, 2018 in Sugar Land, TX. She was 79 years old and is survived by her sons Michael and Brian Striegold, Brian’s wife Cara and their two children, Ariel and Ethan Striegold. She also leaves behind her brother Ira, his wife Susie Greene and his three children Josh, Isaac and Jessie.
Louise was born on October 6, 1939 in Waterbury, CT to Morris and Rose Greenblatt. She attended Columbia University and proudly followed in her father’s footsteps, earning a master’s degree in pharmacy. Louise initially worked as an editor for a prestigious medical publication and then as a stockbroker before becoming a pharmacist. She held the position of pharmacy manager for over 30 years.
While living in New York, Louise met and fell in love with a man who later became her husband, Jack Striegold. As newlyweds, they chose to begin a new life together in Houston, joining existing family already in the area. Both of their sons were born and raised in Houston, and Louise placed a strong emphasis on sharing her passion for her faith. Jewish traditions were an important part of their daily lives, and Louise was a proud lifetime member of congregation Emanu El and Hadassah. Her main passion was her family, and as a mother, Louise actively participated in her sons’ extra-curricular activities, including Jewish ceremonies, scouting and team sports. For the past seven years, spending time with her two beautiful grandchildren became her greatest joy. She adored them.
Louise is predeceased by her parents, Morris and Rose Greenblatt, and her beloved husband Jack Striegold.
Rabbi Joshua Fixler of Congregation Emanu El will officiate the service. The ritual observance of Shiva will be held at Brian Striegold’s home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in loving memory to the Houston Area Parkinson Society.