Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel

1985 South Taylor Road, Cleveland Heights, OH


Elise Kirschenbaum

September 30, 1927June 9, 2019

Elise Irene Kirschenbaum (nee Goulder) born September 30, 1927, died June 9, 2019 at the age of 91. She was the beloved wife of the late Doovy Kirschenbaum; loving mother of Susan Kirschenbaum (deceased), Gail Bash (deceased), Amy (Jeffrey) Johnson, Lynn Gross, Jo Cowan, Dan (Janet) Kirschenbaum and her son-in-law Brian Bash (Megan); devoted grandmother to nineteen grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren; dear sister of Herbert (Terry deceased) Goulder and the late Morton (Claire) Goulder, Albert (Judy) Goulder, Edmund Goulder, Rose (Melvin) Rubin and Serene G. Shaper; dear sister-in-law of Joan Goulder.

Elise was an accomplished pianist, great cook, golfer, skier and driver of the Kirschenbaum bus. Elise was quick to point out that she was a leader-not a follower; and a great believer in common sense.

Services will be held at Park Synagogue East, 27500 Shaker Blvd., Pepper Pike, OH. Thursday, June 13 at 10:00AM.

Private Family Interment.

Family will receive friends at Beechmont Country Club, 29600 Chagrin Blvd., Orange THURSDAY 2-8PM and Friday at the home of Lynn Gross, 2100 Woodstock Rd., Gates Mills, OH 1-5PM.

Friends who wish may contribute to the Gail Bash Foundation, 2 Valley Ridge Farm, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022 or (in the memory of Susan) the Shining Stars Foundation, PO Box 1308, Aspen, CO 81612 or the charity of your choice.


  • Funeral Services Thursday, June 13, 2019


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Nancy Klopper

June 14, 2019

Sending love and prayers to all of you. Imagine living to see 21 great grandchildren.
What a beautiful thing. Holding all Kirschenbaum's close to my heart.
Nancy Klopper

Kip Goulder

June 10, 2019

My Dear Cousins, I am sorry to hear of Elise's passing. Many memories come to mind growing up, as my grandpa would frequently come pick me up to go visit "The Candy Lady," and all the many family gatherings in her home, and other shenanigans when Andrew and I would pop over for a visit. She leaves a wonderful legacy through all of you. May her memory be a blessing.