William Eisen
April 7, 1920 - November 7, 2021 William Eisen passed away peacefully on November 7, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA at the age of 101. Mr. Eisen, known as Willie, had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. He was an avid reader and amateur inventor whose greatest pleasure was meeting and talking to people and spending time with his family.

Throughout his life, Willie's attentive nature and photographic memory for faces ensured that he never forgot even the most minute detail about someone. He loved all types of music, and could often be heard singing or humming cheerfully to himself. As an adult he gave concertina lessons a brief try, and well into his 90s could do a top notch foxtrot. He cared deeply about people, social justice, and the state of the world, and was unique among people his age in his enduring receptivity to learning new things that would broaden or change his perspective. He was proud to reply to anyone who might initially question his cognitive abilities as a centenarian, "I have all my marbles", and he did.

Willie spent much of his life in New York City. After briefly attending City College, he worked for several decades as a salesman and manager at an office furniture company, and volunteered to serve in the army during World War II.

In midlife he moved to the house he adored on Irma Avenue in Port Washington, where he would spend more than three decades. Together with his beloved wife Eva, to whom he was married for more than 60 years, he was an active member of the community and known to many neighbors, shopkeepers, and the rabbi and congregants at Port Jewish Center. Late in life, he moved to California to be closer to family. Through decades up to the end he was a fixture and celebrity in his own right attending countless concerts by the rock band KISS of which his son is a founding member.

Willie was born in the Bronx on April 7, 1920 to immigrants Rebecca and Harry Eisenhandler and had 3 siblings now deceased. He is survived by his son Paul, his daughter Julia, his grandchildren Ericka, Evan, Colin, Sarah, Emily and two great grandchildren, Vivian and Sabine.

His family will always be grateful to the loving care provided by Noreen and Nona for the past 7 1/2 years.
Published by Los Angeles Times on Nov. 21, 2021.
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I'm so sorry for your loss! What a beautiful tribute to your loved one..Sending condolences from Florence WI...
Duncan Vicki
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November 29, 2021
Deepest sincere condolences to Pau,and your entire family
Reg
November 28, 2021
He had a long and happy life, now he´s home.
ROBBY STADNICK
Other
November 28, 2021
So sorry for the loss of your Dad.Prayers for the Family and Friends.
Tamela Ingram
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November 27, 2021
My deepest condolences to the family, so sorry for your loss.
Ed Tannhauser
Other
November 26, 2021
To the family I give my deepest sympathy and well wishes for the future
Chad Merley
November 26, 2021
Paul, so sorry for your loss. Sending my deepest sympathy. I always loved to see you and your dad together in pictures on Twitter.
Chiyoka Kuriyama
November 26, 2021
Sending you all lots of love and prayers.
Wendi
Other
November 25, 2021
So sorry for your fathers passing Paul. May he Rest In Peace in the kingdom of heaven where we all want to go.
Mike and Ellen milkovich
November 25, 2021
Deepest sympathies. So glad that you and your Dad became so close and may you be comforted now knowing his was a life well lived.
Mark From NC
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November 24, 2021
In Loving Memory of William Eisen, May God Bless you all in this time of sorrow. All our Love and Prayers are with you! We are always here for you! May God Bless you with Comfort and Peace!!
Don-Christy-Kiley-Ryan-Nolan
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November 24, 2021
Paul & family. Sending you my sincere condolences from the U.K. x
Vicky
November 24, 2021
My deepest sympathy for your loss >!< Paul your Dad was amazing person and I thank him and your Mother for giving us the most amazing gift of music and son may He R.I.P May god keep him in his hands
Cindy l Allen
November 24, 2021
May God comfort Mr. Eisens family and a choir or Angels came to welcome him home.
James L. Farley L.F.D.
Other
November 24, 2021
Prayers of comfort to the family & friends. Mr. Eisen, Thank you for your service & thank you for your son Paul´s voice. May you Rest In Peace.
Alicia Darrah
November 24, 2021
Arohanui from Aotearoa. What an inspirational man. XXXXXXXXXXX
Katie-Lou
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November 23, 2021
with heartfelt sympathy to you Paul and family. I remember your mom and dad from years ago when you played at Coventry. May he rest in peace and you be well.
Adrianne
School
November 23, 2021
Sincere condolences to you and yours Paul. We met briefly in Verona and Luxemburg in 2008 and I enjoyed your many posts about your dad. May he rest in peace.
Paul Hoffmann
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November 23, 2021
In Loving Memory of William Eisen, The memories that your Father leaves will be cherished in the Heart forever. I am thinking of you Paul during this difficult time.
Glenda Johnson
November 23, 2021
My condolences to you and your family my god help you thru the grieving process
Tommy Owens
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November 23, 2021
My deepest condolences! May God bring the family peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Eddie Fisher
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November 22, 2021
Mr. Stanley I'm sorry for your loss. May your Dad rest in the sweetest peace. Love, Hugs and Prayers to you and your family. God bless all of you. Kim Vorbach
Kim Vorbach
November 22, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Michael Lamendola
November 22, 2021
I think of Eva. How happy she's going to be to see Willie. He has kept her waiting quite a long time. Rest in Peace Willie.
Gerald L Robinson
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November 22, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Marie-Hélène Fraser
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November 22, 2021
To Paul, My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your Dad. What a wonderful person to have known from what I gathered in the well written obit. May Adonai watch over him and bless him. "The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you shalom!" Num 6:24-26
Manny Garza
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November 22, 2021
Phenomenal man with a tremendous legacy. Lead by example. I am sorry for your loss. Heaven gained a great soul.
Troy Brazell
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November 22, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Brian Highfill
November 22, 2021
Paul and family I am sorry for the loss of your dad ! I always enjoyed the photos that were shared of willie. Sending Love, hugs and condolences. Heaven has gained a Wonderful Angel .
Dolores Tully Kuchyt
November 22, 2021
Willie lived 101 years. He is an inspiration for us all. May his memory be for a blessing.
Sherri Meadows
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November 22, 2021
My deepest condolences to Paul and the family. His job here was rather well done, after all we know his son. He's clearly going towards light.
Carlo Antico
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November 22, 2021
He must have been a remarkable person. It is wonderful he lived so long and got to know his grandchildren. May he rest in peace. He will be missed.
Kay Broom
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November 22, 2021
To the family of William Eisen, May you always cherish him in your hearts. R.I.P.
Jason Lavertu
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November 22, 2021
So sorry Paul. Some solace in an apparent lovely and long life.
Julie Prince
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November 22, 2021
So sorry for your loss. I wish we didn´t outlive our parents.
Mary
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November 22, 2021
It is so wonderful that Mr. Eisen was here for 101 years. I didn't know him, but I know he provided much love to his family. That he was here for 101 years means that there are so many beautiful memories to think about. We all celebrate his long, lovely life.
Sylvia Vairo
November 22, 2021
May you be comforted among the Mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
Aaron Schwartz
November 22, 2021
Rest In Peace Willie!
Rick and Lisa Clark
November 22, 2021
Paul, So sorry for your loss. God Bless.
Chris Wright
November 22, 2021
Sounds like a wonderful man. Although it does not diminish your pain, how blessed to have had him for so many years. Hold tight to your memories.
Dan
November 22, 2021
RIP Mr. Eisen
George L.
November 22, 2021
We lost a good one. I was honored to be called his friend. Love you Willie Eisen.
Kim and Charles Smith
Family
November 22, 2021
Very sorry to Paul and his whole entire family. He had an amazing journey.
Ted Decker
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November 22, 2021
I am so sorry to all the family for your loss I pray Lord Jesus to be with all of the family and friends in Jesus name amen BLESSINGS! SO SORRY!
DAWN PLUMLEE
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November 22, 2021
sorry for your loss paul. prayers for your family!
hal bouchillon
November 22, 2021
Condolences to the Eisen family, all of their friends and loved ones.
Ad van Hoeffelen
November 22, 2021
My deepest condolences to the Eisen family, friends and acquaintances. Sorry for your loss Stanley Paul Eisen and keep your father´s memories in your heart.
John Dodsworth
November 22, 2021
So sorry to hear our your loss. May all of the wonderful memories you have help you through this difficult time.
Chris Metzger
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November 22, 2021
My condolences to Paul, Julia and family of Mr. Eisen. We all got to know Mr. Eisen through Paul´s career. He lived a wonderful life, and I´m sure the family will miss him dearly. The memories will be Forever!! RIP Willie.
James Vasquez
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November 22, 2021
A beautiful blessing to have our parents with us for as long as we can all be it never easy to say goodbye at any age. Our condolences to you and to the whole family for the loss of your papa who will live through you forever. God rest his soul.
Elisa Leblanc
November 22, 2021
Live laugh love life,s Celebration of a wonderful world he gives legacy to beautiful evergrowing Family
Heather Murphy
Other
November 22, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Christina Jager
Friend
November 22, 2021
What a special man he was, and wonderful to have lived 101 years! May Mr Eisen rest in eternal peace. My deepest condolences and prayers to all of you.
Cynthia Cardoza
Other
November 22, 2021
May he be remembered. One never leaves us they live forever in our hearts and memories. My Grandfather fought in WWII. He was half Shawnee he would tell me of the stories his mother would tell him about the loved ones that have crossed over to the next plain of life. That they never leave that they still walk with us and protect us from bad things and guide us on our trail our journey till we are reunited on the next trail of life... Paul may you be strong and my you continue to a guide for your children and their children.
Eric Marshel
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November 22, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. What an extraordinary human being. So sorry for your loss.
Wayne Lahr
November 22, 2021
Paul Stanley and family may this message from Augusta Georgia find you well.I would have loved to have known your father.He sounded like a great man.My mom always told me to live life all you have to do is untie the ribbon and your father did just that.God be with you all.Love Kelly Buck from Augusta Ga.
Kelly Buck
November 22, 2021
My deepest condolences to you and your family. It´s wonderful that he had such a long and fulfilling life. May your fond memories ease your sadness.
Rain Sears McKay
November 21, 2021
What a touching tribute to a wonderful man. My greatest sympathy for your loss. My own father passed in September, and it is heart-breaking.
GINA BROCK
Other
November 21, 2021
You a wonderful Dad and Grandfather you are going to be missed. I love your son Paul Stanley and his family like my own
Judy Carmi
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November 21, 2021
Sounds like an amazing person and a great dad. The world needs to treasure good people like this. May God welcome him..and give peace to his family.
Gilbert A Garcia
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November 21, 2021
Extraordinary parents have extraordinary children. RIP Mr. Eisen
Arlan Maxwell
November 21, 2021
My deepest condolences to Mr. Eisen´s family and friends. May his memory be a blessing and a comfort to all who knew him.
Lisa Britt
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November 21, 2021
Sadden to hear this. He seemed like such a wonderful person.
Luke Wilson
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November 21, 2021
What an amazing man. My life and families life was changed forever by the talent of his son who is an amazing role model to a worldwide legion if fans. Thank you Mr Eisen for an amazing contribution to not just my life but so many others. Although I never got to meet you I can tell just what kind of person you were by the amazing son and the commitment you kept to your wife of 60 yrs. That speaks volumes of your character and integrity. Rest in peace forever and thank you again to the Eisen family.
David McBrayer
November 21, 2021
My thoughts, condolences, and prayers go out to the entire Eisen family at this sad time.
Terri Bey
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November 21, 2021
So sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed. May God comfort you and your family through this difficult time. Linda Union City ,Tennessee
Linda Crowell
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November 21, 2021
My sincere condolences to the Eisen family. Your father and grandfather has left a beautiful legacy. His life, so fully lived, is a gift that continues to inspire and grow. My deepest gratitude for Mr. Eisen´s military service to our Country.
Pam G.
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November 21, 2021
My condolences to you and yours.
Shayne Lewis
Other
November 21, 2021
My deepest sympathy to Paul & family. What an amazing, long life your father had. One filled with many memories you will cherish for years. God bless your family and peace be with you all.
Cristine H.
November 21, 2021
May the love of friends and family, and your special memories carry you through your grief.
Lori Birnbaum, Brooklyn, NY
Other
November 21, 2021
Condolences.
JamesSnyder
Other
November 21, 2021
My sincere condolences to the Eisen family. May William rest in peace, reunited with his loving wife Eva.
Julie Ann Jones
November 21, 2021
MAY THE MOST HIGH GOD WATCH OVER HIS FAMILY FOREVER..IN CHRIST.. JD
JD STEWART
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November 21, 2021
All my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family Paul. Much Love---Ed.
Ed Kizior
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November 21, 2021
I'm very sorry for your loss. If i can help just ask.
Brent Gordon
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November 21, 2021
What a lovely man, he will be deeply missed.
Callie Lopez
November 21, 2021
adorava seu pai .Força amigo
eliezer
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November 21, 2021
My deepest sympathies to the family of Paul Stanley at the loss of his father. From one of your fans. May he Rest In Peace. He seemed like a very interesting and loving person.
Elizabeth Sprinkle
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November 21, 2021
sorry for your lost
jason brunet
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November 21, 2021
My condolences to the Eisen family. He sounds like a really amazing person. May you all find comfort in your memories of him.
Dana Hunt
November 21, 2021
My deepest sympathy to his children and grand and great grandchildren. May your memories fill your loss with love and joy. God bless
Dawn Sitkowski
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November 21, 2021
Safe travels to you sir..Comfort for family
Chris Medek ,Jeni Blackmon
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November 21, 2021
My condolences to the family in this time of sorrow
Raymond VanDame
November 21, 2021
What a absolute perfect way to have lived, learned and loved. Much much respect always and an example on how to live life properly. Thank You I learned a lesson today about life through you Dear Sir William (Willie) Eisen, Rest Peacefully my brother.
Robert Cherubino
Friend
November 21, 2021
My sincerest condolences on Mr. Eisen's passing. He sounds like a wonderful person and he will be surely missed by family and friends. God Bless
Anne Allison
November 21, 2021
The Greatest Generation! Not many left. My deepest sympathies to you and your family!
Taggart Buie
November 21, 2021
My sincere condolences, Paul, to you and your family in this difficult time. Your Dad sounded like an amazing person and we know he was proud of you and was able to see your accomplishments.. May the Lord bless you and comfort you.
David Ecker
Other
November 21, 2021
My condolences to the Eisen family
Anthony Coppola
November 21, 2021
My deepest sympathy to you paul and your family, my God always watch over you all, God bless.
Brenda Davis
November 21, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Lisa
November 21, 2021
Your father lived a very long life. I'm sure he was very proud of you. I know you have many wonderful memories. I lost my Mom when I was 23, didn't have as much time as I would have liked. Giant KISS fan since I first saw you guys on the Paul Lynde special. Love Ya.
Michael J Medley
Other
November 21, 2021
A true example of living a life to remember. Prayers for wonderful memories, comfort and healing.
Vicki Vasser
Other
November 21, 2021
Sending prayers to the Eisen family, lifting you all up to God for comfort in your time of loss and giving thanks to Him for all the memories you shared with William.
James MacLaren
November 21, 2021
Sorry for your loss Paul.
Tom
November 21, 2021
You were a man among men. Your Family loved and appreciated you. Rest in peace. Peace, Love and Mercy to all your Family and Friends !!!!
Lester Schunk
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November 21, 2021
Paul sorry for your loss i to lost my father nov 7 of this yr. In a span of 1 yr and 2 days ive lost both my parents. Not to covid.. he sounded like s good guy so try to enjoy the memories you made together.
Michael Sean Benton
Other
November 21, 2021
Sorry to the family for your loss. He served his country and led a wonderful life. RIP, sir.
Beau Guerra
Other
November 21, 2021
My thoughts & prayers go out to the Eisen family during the Recent loss of their Father, grandfather, Great grandfather my thoughts & go out to His son Paul also
Tim frieze
November 21, 2021
Sorry, Sincere Condolence's to you and your family. He lived a fulfilling, long, wonderful life. I hope you Peace and Joy.
Chester Gallant
Other
November 21, 2021
Thinking of you and your family and asking God to surround you with His Perfect Peace and Love.
Glenda Johnson
November 21, 2021
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