Duckett Funeral Home of J.S. Waterman & Sons

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Anthony I Kreisel

January 13, 1945October 25, 2019

Anthony Irving Kreisel January 13, 1945 – October 25, 2019

Boston - Anthony (Tony) Kreisel, 74, passed peacefully in the early hours of Friday, October 25th, 2019 at Massachusetts General Hospital in the presence of his wife, Kimberly Faris Kreisel. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Adam Kreisel, and Adam’s daughter, Chaia; his daughter, Lauren Ziff, her husband, Garrison Ziff, and their children, Julia and Oliver; his daughter, Sybil Johnson, and her partner, Joshua Joslyn; his brother, Peter Kreisel; his cousins, Ivan Benjamin and Robert (Bobby) Benjamin; and many close family and friends.

Tony leaves behind a legacy characterized by hard work, generosity, and service. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of Henry and Naoma Kreisel, he was a long-time resident of the Boston area. He graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in 1966, where he earned his degree in economics, and completed his Masters of Business Administration in 1968 at Columbia University. After completing his education, he served in Vietnam as a member of the Army Intelligence service. Retired at the time of his death, he previously held many senior-level management positions at investment firms, most recently as a Chief Investment Officer for the Large Cap Value Fund at Putnam Investments, Inc.. Known throughout the financial community, he was named several times to the Institutional Investor All-American Research Team. In his retirement, he acted as a consultant at Edward Jones and mentored many emerging analysts.

After his retirement in 2000, Tony directed his attention and talents to his alma mater Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he served successive terms as a trustee from 1998 through the present. He also served on the Franklin & Marshall Admission Network, the 2010 presidential search committee, and volunteered for reunions. He and his wife Kimberly funded the creation of the Kreisel Lobby in the Roschel Performing Arts Center, and the Kreisel Innovation Zone on campus, home to the Kreisel-Faris Mindfulness Program. An avid Diplomats fan, Tony was honored with the Franklin & Marshall Alumni Medal in 2011 for his distinguished service to the College. For the past two years, he also acted as a trustee at Pine Manor College in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Tony was known as a passionate man in all areas of his life, and philanthropic with his dedication and time. He was a dear husband, father, grandfather, friend, and mentor whose influence was as large as his personality. Tony dedicated his life to providing opportunities and education to young people, and felt a great responsibility to give back to the communities he cherished. He was always willing to help those in need, whether friends, family, or complete strangers. In sum, Tony had a huge heart. He will be missed profoundly for his sensitivity, kindness, and love, and remembered fondly through all of the lives he touched.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Tony’s name to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


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Jennifer Mittelman

November 7, 2019

Tony (and Kim) were always so welcoming and gracious towards me and all of Lauren's friends when we would invade their house on the Cape. I have such warm memories of Tony which will last forever. His warmth, generosity and wonderful spirit live on through his kids. May his memory forever be a blessing.

Isabel Cabrero

November 5, 2019

I have been very lucky that from the other part of the world, I have met the nicest and kindest man. He opened the doors of his house and he treated me like another daughter. I will be eternally grateful. All my love for all the family.

MERYL Nierman

November 5, 2019

Tony always had the greatest presence wherever he was in a room. He was always "Big Tone". I have the fondest memories of the Kimberly/Tony wedding, of attending many plays in Boston and enjoying amazing meals at their home. My deepest condolences to Kimberly and family.

Lynda Fountain

November 5, 2019

Barbara and I extend our deepest sympathy to you, Kimmer and your family. May the love and support that surrounds you give you strength and in time, may sweet memories bring you peace and joy.
Love, Lydia

Maureen Butler

November 5, 2019

Though we haven’t seen Tony for many years, his goodness, warmth and generosity will always be remembered by us. One night, we needed to stay overnight in Sudbury and we had our enormous dog, Bob, with us. Tony and Kimberly invited all three of us with open arms. They made people feel welcome and loved and were the very best of friends.

David Rogers

October 27, 2019

Sorry for your loss. Quite an accompished man.
Love from David and Jennie Rogers