James Lee Kreitzburg
Age 55, of Murrysville, passed away with his family by his side on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Beloved husband of Mary Anne (Waldo) Kreitzburg; father of Amber, James and Danny Kreitzburg; son of Peggy (Sprague) Kreitzburg of Beaver Falls; son in-law of Patricia Waldo of Penn Hills; brother of Debra (Mike) Kramer of Beaver Falls, Gerry (Shelly) Kreitzburg of Mars, Donna (Matt) Bizub of Ohio, and Diane (Jim) White of Kentucky; brother in-law of Joe (Jill) Waldo of Penn Hills, Lisa (John) Swab of Greensburg, Danny (Ellen) Waldo of Penn Hills, and Jason Waldo of Penn Hills; also survived by many nephews and nieces.
Early in his life Jim proudly served in the U.S. Army. Later in life Jim founded Animal, Inc. in 2001.  Although he referred to himself as a “flogger of pixels” in truth, Jim built a complex technical infrastructure and visual effects pipeline.  An award-winning visual effects artist, Jim’s creative and technical expertise can be seen on hundreds of commercials, as well as critically-acclaimed films and television shows.  To view his work go to https://www.animalstudio.com/
He loved racing his corvette and was a member of North Hills Sports Car Club, Pennsylvania Hill Climb Association, Steel Cities Regional SCCA. and the SVTOA.  He spent most of his summer with his racing friends. His racing number was 623 - for his faith in God which showed throughout his life.  He was a giving and caring man who always wanted to help others.  He worked with Boy Scout Troop 205 and attended many summer camps.  He will be greatly missed by his family, co-workers, racing friends and his many other friends. Jim is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and served on their advisory board for years.
Friends received in the William F. Gross Funeral Home, Ltd. 11735 Frankstown Road (at Rodi Road) Penn Hills on Thursday and Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Rolling Hills Baptist Church 120 Gernert Drive, Verona, PA 15147. In lieu of flowers please consider contributions to a charity of your choice.