OBITUARY

Louis R Fleisig

Passed away on January 23, 2019
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FLEISIG, Louis—on January 23, 2019. After a difficult year of dialysis treatment, on his own accord he checked himself into Calvary Hospice where he died peacefully. He was predeceased by Carrie, his beloved wife of 57 years, and is survived by son Neal, daughter Elizabeth, and grandchildren Eric, Daniel, and Joseph. Lou was born on April 23, 1926 in Brookline , Massachusetts. A US Navy vet, he served two years 3 months during World War II, much of that time in the Pacific. After returning to civilian life, he educated himself at CCNY (City College, then known as Harvard-on-the Hudson). Lou worked for years as a project engineer, managing worksites all over the world. While he was a quite effective manager and enjoyed his profession, he joked that it took him about 45 minutes to get used to being retired. He thrived in retirement—mentor, volunteer, world traveler with Carrie, doting grandfather. His Scarsdale home was a happy one. He had his own “man cave” before that term existed, where he would read from his world-class book collection, listen to opera, and work on his computer. Lou liked to say that W.C. Fields was his alter-ego. While he certainly had a curmudgeonly streak, it did not run deep. He was a generous soul who loved people and was the first one you would call if you needed something. Lou, you had a nice run. We will miss you.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 24, 2019
  • Family Gathering Friday, January 25, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, January 25, 2019
REMEMBERING

Louis R Fleisig

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Harvey Kaplan

January 31, 2019

Dear Niel & Elizabeth, we are sorry to hear the news of your dads passing. I drove by a couple of years ago and saw him. We had a nice chat on Montgomery right in front of your house. Many great memories of your family and he will be missed by all who knew him. God Bless, Harvey

CHARLIE KAPLAN

January 31, 2019


Dears Neil and Elizabeth,

We're deeply saddened when we learned of your father, Mr Fleisig's passing. He will always remain in my/our hearts and minds as the wise fatherly figure to all of us Kaplans. He and his amazing wife, your mother, Carrie, courageously offered to be the guardians of all 6 of us should something happen to our parents, while fully aware of how wild we could be living on the same dead end road. He encouraged me to get out of my shy stage during my teenage years, and followed up on all of our lives till last year. I pray he's having a good time up there today with my Dad, Harvey.
Love,

Charlie

Bill and Lisa Bradbury

January 23, 2019

We are so glad to have known Lou it's rare to know someone with such passion for not just the big things but the little ones too ....but mostly he was passionate with his family and friends. You will be missed.

Anne Marie Rowse

January 23, 2019

Lou was a father and friend to us all! During college with Liz, he always had something practical and logical to say with determination and compassion. I will miss you❤️

Debbie Millar

January 23, 2019

He was a gruff guy with the heart of a marshmallow. I’m so glad I got to see him last week. I’ll miss his dry sense of humor and big hugs. Thanks, Lou, for the years of advice and affection since my college days with Liz. My New York visits won’t be the same without you.

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