Eleanor Rickensohl Kaiser

May 20, 1933July 5, 2018

Beloved wife and best friend of the late Lionel Jay Kaiser; loving mother and mother in law of Robert (Joni) Kaiser, Karen (Richard) Cassel, David (Sharon) Kaiser and Lisa Eisenkramer; devoted grandmother of Hannah (Lee) Mirowitz and Rebecca (Yehuda) Bromberg, Melissa and Sydney Cassel, Andrew, Alex and Adam Kaiser, Seth and Jacob Eisenkramer; dear great-grandmother of Nesya Zahava Mirowitz; dear sister-in-law of Audrey (Stan) Lourie; our dear aunt, cousin and friend to many.

Visitation Friday, July 6, 12:00 p.m. at BERGER MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 9430 Olive Boulevard. Funeral service at 12:30 p.m. Interment follows at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery, 650 White Road. Memorial contributions preferred to United Hebrew Congregation, 13788 Conway Road, 63141, Nusach Hari-B'nai Zion Congregation, 650 N. Price Road, 63132, or Foundation Fighting Blindness, 7168 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, MD 21046.


  • Visitation Friday, July 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 6, 2018
  • Interment Following Service Friday, July 6, 2018
  • Shiva Friday, July 6, 2018
  • Shiva Sunday, July 8, 2018
  • Shiva Monday, July 9, 2018
  • Shiva Tuesday, July 10, 2018
  • Shiva Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Eleanor Rickensohl Kaiser

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Peggy Barton

July 9, 2018

We had just purchased our home in Baywood villages. I pulled in to a parking space and was prepared to go in and inspect our new home. I saw this older lady, parked right next to me....she was obviously in trouble. I knocked on the window of her car and she opened the car door. She was crying....I asked if I could help...and she said no, as she had just lost her husband and had come from dealing with things. She was so sad, and very fragile. She got out of the car...and I said I think you need a hug...and she did. From then on we were friends, and I loved Ellie. She was so sweet, and always grateful for small favors, and generous in many ways. I will miss her and always value having known her.

Julie Frankel-Koch

July 5, 2018

I have such beautiful, fond memories of your sweet, fun-loving Mother...from sharing Thanksgiving dinners when your folks visited California... to watching her light up when helping backstage at Mel and Sydney’s school musical recitals. She was always such a dear, who made me feel a part of your beautiful family. She was a special lady. May her name be for a blessing. You are all in my thoughts and... in my heart. My deepest sympathies to you all.

Jeannine Emerson

July 5, 2018

From the time of my breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent recovery, Ellie constantly checked on us to see if we needed food or any kind of help. What a dear, dear lady. Don and I will miss her sweet smile and nice visits.
Jeannine Emerson

andy harber

July 5, 2018

Mrs. Kaiser was a wonderful neighbor to my mother. During the time of my father's illness and subsequent passing, every time she would see me she would ask if my mom needed any help in any way. I knew she sincerely meant this. Whenever I would visit my mom and see her we would have nice conversations about various topics. She will be missed by many in Baywood.