Liselotte (Lisa) K. Kiselstein Weiss, 97, died April 17, 2018 at the age of 97.5 years old at Bridgeport Hospital. Lisa was born in Albisheim, Germany, on Sept. 10, 1920, the daughter of Simson and Hedwig Joseph. Lisa fled Nazi Germany and immigrated to the United States in December 1937. After working for a year, she was able to assist her parents and brother Werner in their journey to America. Lisa met and married the late Jacob (Jack) Kiselstein and together they raised a family and operated the J. Albert Johnson jewelry store, first in downtown Bridgeport and then on Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield. Lisa would often recall with fond memories the many exciting trips and adventures she and Jack took to far-off places around the world. Years after Jack’s passing, Lisa married the late Murray Weiss. She and Murray enjoyed many years of playing golf and tennis during the time they had together at homes in Bridgeport and Delray Beach, Florida. Lisa was a loving wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt who always put her family’s care and needs before herself. Her abounding love of family, strength of mind, body and character as well as her grace and dignity in handling life’s challenges will continue to be a source of inspiration to her family and friends, who will lovingly cherish her memory. Lisa was a beacon of wisdom and hope that so many were drawn to. Thinking of her always will be her devoted daughter Judith Zeidel, her son David Kiselstein and his wife Judith, her grandchildren Marc Kiselstein and his wife Meghan, Michael Zeidel and his wife Marjorie, and Rachel Richer and her husband Daniel. Especially close to her and who will miss her loving smile and gentle hands are her great grandchildren Andrew Jacob and Jack Glaser Zeidel and Max Simson and Ella Rose Richer. Lisa also is survived by her sister-in law Lillian Kiselstein, her nieces, nephews, Marsha Rock, Murray’s daughter Alison Peck and her husband Brian and their family, and Lisa’s very close friends including Lillian Cohen, Shirley Lewis and Muriel Lobovits, who shared numerous happy memories with her. The family also expresses their great appreciation to her caregivers Joan Hewitt, Fay Kenley, Serita Campell and Maxdaline Pascal and all of the nurses, doctors, therapists, aides, chefs and servers at the Springs at Watermark for their care and loving services. Lisa had a very special and unique relationship with her late son-in-law Peter I. Zeidel which was built on love and mutual respect. Donations in Lisa’s memory can be made to the Peter I. Zeidel Memorial Fund c/o Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 2385 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, Conn. 06604.


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