Ellin Reichart Zeisler


Zeisler, Ellin Reichart, died at age 91 on September 27, 2018 in Providence, RI.  She was pre-deceased, by many years, by her loving husband, John Thorsch Bloomfield Zeisler.  She leaves her daughter Laura Mason Zeisler, her son-in-law Christopher Mason, her grandchildren Nicole Becker Mason Mickman and Zachary John Mason and her grandson-in-law Jordan Mickman.

Born and raised in Cincinnati, she graduated from Northwestern University and continued with post-graduate studies in clinical psychology.  She was a long-time resident of Columbus, Ohio, where she was a social worker for over twenty-five years.  She helped seniors and those with disabilities to receive social services through Franklin County and the State of Ohio.

She passed on her commitment to social justice and helping those in need to her daughter.  She wrote evocative poetry.  She shared her interest in and respect for diverse cultures, a love of Mexico and the Spanish language, her enjoyment of music, art museums, folk arts, dance with her family.  She especially enjoyed going to the zoo and botanical conservatories with her grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Oct. 2, 2018 at 1 pm. at Temple Beth-El, 70 Orchard Ave., Providence, RI.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to RI Community Food Bank, 200 Niantic Avenue, Providence, RI 02907.

1 Comment

  1. Paula Annenberg
    Oct 25, 2018

    Hi Laura,
    I just read the Jewish Voice and noticed your mom had passed away. I am so terribly sorry. She sounds like she was an amazing person, no surprise seeing how amazing her daughter is. I plan on making a contribution in her memory to the Food Bank. Sending hugs, may wonderful memories bring you solace.
    Love, Paula

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