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CEISLER, Rich Well-known Boston comedian, died suddenly on August 4, 2014 in Santiago, Dominican Republic from complications of Guillain-Barre syndrome at the age of 58. The son of the late Ralph and Shirley (Mendelson) Ceisler, Rich leaves behind his adored financee Catherine Doyle. He is also survived by his loving sister Lauri Ceisler Vinick and her husband Les Shelton. A constant supporter of Rich's career, Lauri was his first audience. Rich could not have been prouder of his niece Joanna and would joyously recount her latest accomplishments to friends. He loved Joanna unconditionally. He will be deeply missed by his Canadian family Tom and Ena Doyle, Jacquie and Mike Brown, and Michael and Nancy Doyle. His young nieces and nephews, Aidan, Ella, Alexander and Avery will remember their Uncle Rich through pictures and stories. Rich grew up in North Belmore, New York. He was a natural-born performer from the start. He honed his skills at the SUNY Fredonia where he studied Theatre Arts. Rich was able to make a career doing what he loved. He made tens of thousands of people around the world laugh over his 30 year career in comedy. This gift will live on. A memorial service will be held at Temple Beth Avodah, 45 Puddingstone Lane, Newton on Sunday, August 10 at 11:00AM. The family will receive visitors at the Temple immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Guillain-Barre Syndrome, www.gbs-cidp.org

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Published in The Boston Globe on Aug. 8, 2014
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