Elise Irene Kirschenbaum (nee Goulder) born Sept. 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 19 grandchildren and 21 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 10 a.m. June 13 at Park Synagogue East, 27500 Shaker Blvd., Pepper Pike. Private Family Interment.
Family will receive friends from 2 to 8 p.m. June 13 at Beechmont Country Club, 29600 Chagrin Blvd. in Orange and 1 to 5 p.m. June 14 at the home of Lynn Gross, 2100 Woodstock Road in Gates Mills.
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.
Arrangements by Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel.