Ellin Zeisler, 91


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Ellin Reichart Zeisler died on Sept. 27, in Providence.  She was pre-deceased, by many years, by her husband, John Thorsch Bloomfield Zeisler. She leaves her daughter Laura Mason Zeisler, her son-in-law Christopher Mason, her grandchildren Nicole Becker Mason Mickman and Zachary John Mason and her grandson-in-law Jordan Mickman. 

Born and raised in Cincinnati, she graduated from Northwestern University and continued with post-graduate studies in clinical psychology. She was a long-time resident of Columbus, Ohio, where she was a social worker for more than 25 years. She helped seniors and those with disabilities to receive social services through Franklin County and the State of Ohio.

She passed on her commitment to social justice and helping those in need to her daughter. She wrote evocative poetry. She shared her interest in and respect for diverse cultures, a love of Mexico and the Spanish language, her enjoyment of music, art museums, folk arts, dance with her family. She especially enjoyed going to the zoo and botanical conservatories with her grandchildren.

Contributions in her memory may be made to RI Community Food Bank, 200 Niantic Ave., Providence, RI 02907.