Sally Krajicek died on Sunday at Stony Brook University Medical Center after a short illness. She was 89 years old.
Mrs. Krajicek lived on Essex Street in Montauk with her husband, Walter A. Krajicek, for the last 35 years. They would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on June 30.
She was born on Dec. 10, 1921, to John and Sadie Morrissey in Astoria, Queens. She attended the Mount Carmel School as a child and Julia Richmond High School in Manhattan.
Astoria’s Oyster Bar was where, in 1945, she met her husband, an Army photographer who had just returned from Germany. Each was there with a friend. They paired off, and both couples eventually married.
In Montauk, Mrs. Krajicek had worked in real estate for a short time. She was part of a ladies poker group that played for nickels, dimes, and pennies. “She’d come out a winner sometimes,” her husband said. In addition to caring for her children, she liked to garden and had helped maintain Kirk Park in Montauk as a member of a beautification committee in the 1980s. Over the past 10 years, Mrs. Krajicek’s family said, she had become a serious Yankee fan and knew all the stats and players.
Mrs. Krajicek’s husband survives as do two children, Kathleen Koonmen of Westhampton Beach and James Krajicek of Bayside, Queens. She is also survived by two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A service was held on Tuesday at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton, and a funeral Mass was said on Wednesday at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk; the Rev. Michael Rieder officiated.