Jonathan M. Kreissman, 52, of New York, N.Y., transitioned from this world Feb. 18, 2021 after a valiant battle with COVID. Jonathan was born in Manhattan May 28, 1968.
Jonathan attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, pursuing a career in theater and relocated to Los Angeles, Calif. In the late 1990s, Jonathan moved to New York City, pursuing a career in marketing, communications and consumer relations, employed by firms including Porter Novelli, Marina Maher, Bullfrog + Baum, Robin Leedy & Associates, and most recently in his role as senior vice president for Client Experience at Current Global.
He is survived by his loving parents Marvin and Barbara (Schwartz) Kreissman of Dunwoody, Ga., and his brother Adam Kreissman of Birmingham, Ala., in addition to other extended family members. He is predeceased by his grandparents Abraham and Florence Schwartz, and Jules and Goldie Kreissman.
In addition to his immediate family, Jonathan is survived by his loving boyfriend Sam Morrison, countless friends from across the U.S., and his inner circle aka “The Ptown Crew.”
Jonathan’s heart and smile were truly bigger than life, his laugh was ever contagious, and he had endless love to share with all those he met. Jonathan loved theater, music (especially Lizzo), concerts, walks with friends in the city, amazing dinners, travels around the U.S. and the globe, Thanksgiving with his family, and dancing at home with Sam.
Jonathan’s family and friends would like to express their sincere gratitude and thanks to his medical team at Mount Sinai West for their compassionate and loving care of Jonathan. A celebration of life will be planned soon in Provincetown, Mass., with lots of “appetizers for the table,” Tito’s and soda, bourbons, planter’s punches, and of course in pure JK form … dancing will absolutely be required. Baruch dayan emet, may his memory be forever a blessing.