Nathan KESSLER (KISHINEVSKY)
Sonja BISNOVATY

Ralph KESSLER (KISHINEVSKY)
(1921-2001)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. June Eleanor GREENLIEF

Ralph KESSLER (KISHINEVSKY) 1

  • Born: 9 Apr 1921, Russia 3
  • Marriage (1): June Eleanor GREENLIEF on 6 Sep 1972 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL 1 2
  • Died: 29 Jun 2001, Berkeley, Alameda Co, CA at age 80 3
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PHOTO & DOCUMENTS BELOW: submitted by Marty Greenlief

THE FAMILY KISHINEVSKY, 1987: Ralph Kessler wrote that he was an infant when his parents and extended family escaped to Romania from Russia. They eventually came to the United States and changed their name from Kishinevsky to Kessler.

PERSONAL HISTORY OF RALPH KESSLER, 1993: "My name is Ralph. I am a 72-year old Jewish-American living with my wife in a senior housing facility in Berkeley, California. I worked as a newspaper proofreader and retired in 1983 from the composing room of the San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner. I was active in my union, the International Typographical Union (ITU). For more than ten years, I have actively produced a volunteer radio program at a local university. Its themes are senior and disability issues. My wife, June, hosts the show. She is a medically-retired English teacher." - - - -

DEATH CERTIFICATE, Berkeley Co, CA: Ralph Kessler; b. 4/9/1921 in Russia; d. 6/29/2001 at 0800 at his residence at 1320 Addison St., Berkeley, Alameda Co, CA; military service; widowed; 16 years education; employed as printer for 30 years for the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper; 15 years in county; father: Nathan Kessler who was b. Russia; mother: Sonja Bisnovaty who was b. Russia; died of cardiorespiratory arrest; history of arrhythmia with pacemaker; informant: Gloria Beck - cousin; body donated to UC School of Medicine in San Francisco.

SSDI: Ralph Kessler; b. Apr 9, 1921; d. June 29, 2001; issued NJ; last residence: Berkeley, Alameda Co, CA.

LETTER FROM ELEANOR BAIRD TO MARTY GREENLIEF, 2-19-1986: "See Three Generations of the Family Kishinevsky for Ralph's story. He was married before his marriage to June. Had two children - a son who was autistic and died some years ago when in his late teens. A daughter who is a graduate of Northwestern Univ. and is in some kind of TV or communication work in NY. His ex-wife also lives in NY, and I believe is employed in social welfare work. Ralph's daughter, Julie, visited June & Ralph last year, and June thought she is a very nice person."


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Ralph married June Eleanor GREENLIEF, daughter of Irwin Llewlyn Wickham GREENLIEF and Lucretia Eleanor AINSWORTH, on 6 Sep 1972 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL.1 2 (June Eleanor GREENLIEF was born on 6 Jun 1928 in Ft. Dodge, Webster Co, IA 4 and died on 6 Jan 2000 in Berkeley, Alameda Co, CA 4.)


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Sources


1 Descendants of Peter & Mary Hallenbeck Greenleaf.

2 Info from Marty Greenlief.

3 Death Certificate of Ralph Kessler.

4 Social Security Death Index.


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