EISEN - Eva, passed away on September 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. She was 88. Mrs. Eisen was born in Berlin, Germany on November 16, 1923. Fleeing the Nazi uprising she lived for a brief time in Amsterdam, Holland with her mother and stepfather before moving to New York City in 1939. She was later introduced to William Eisen, her husband of 63 years, with whom she lived in Manhattan, Mount Vernon and Queens before settling in Port Washington. Mrs. Eisen's son, Paul Stanley, is the founder, lead singer and guitarist of the rock group KISS. From the band's earliest days until recently, she was regularly seen greeted by fans at New York area shows. Her daughter, Julia Eisen, resides in northern California. Mrs. Eisen also raised her granddaughter Ericka Tullis as a second daughter. In addition to caring for her family, Mrs. Eisen worked as a teacher's aide in a school for developmentally disabled children and served as theffice manager at Port Jewish Center where she was a longtime member. An advocate of community service, she did volunteer work at the North Shore Hospital Thrift Shop in Manhasset, a Long Island soup kitchen, and for the Democratic National Committee. In addition to the family noted above, Mrs. Eisen is survived by additional grandchildren Evan, Colin, Sarah and Emily Stanley and great-grandchildren Vivian and Sabine Tullis, all of whom reside in Los Angeles. "My mother found so much pleasure and fulfillment in all the various types of music that she so loved." Reflects Mr. Stanley. "Through her that same passion was introduced and nurtured in us all. She lived long enough to see, enjoy and love a very grateful and fortunate extended family. She found numerous ways to contribute to her community and was appreciated and loved by those who knew her. My mom was the matriarch of our family and words cannot express our loss."

Published by Newsday on Oct. 5, 2012.
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How lucky you were to have a Mom that fled her country to give you a better life. My Mom did the same. In their honor we must live life to the fullest.
Judith Podpalka
September 24, 2020

Dear Willy, Paul, Julie, Ericka, and extended family members of Eva Eisen,

It is with great sadness that I learned of Eva's passing. I will always appreciate what a wonderful friend she was to my mother, beginning in Queens where we were neighbors, and continuing in Port Washington where she, my mother, and I and my family coincidentally all moved. I knew Eva to be kind and caring, always with an open mind and heart. Whenever I'd run into her, I would marvel at how happy and youthful she always seemed strolling down Main Street or shopping at local stores. I admired how she would share with pride but also a sense of humility about her children and grandchildren who brought her such joy.

My sisters and I have such warm memories of Eva and all of you. We are so sorry for your loss.

Sending my love and condolences,
Diane (Simon) Menzel
Diane Menzel
October 12, 2012
Dear Eisen family, may you find love and peace in one another during this difficult time.
Jennifer Bohatch
October 9, 2012
My husband, Stan, and I knew Eva in Kew Garden Hills, NY, many years ago when she was raising her granddaughter, Ericka, who is the same age as my son, Jeff. They lived across the street from us, and the kids played together. We stayed in touch for many years, but after we both moved several times, we lost touch. My husband and I were saddened to read about her passing, and were especially sad to find out that she had lived in Studio City in her last years, because we moved to L.A. almost two years ago, and would have visited her if we had known we lived so close to her and Willie. Our condolences go out to Willie, Julie, and Paul as they mourn her loss. She was a strong woman, and she will be missed. She was incredibly proud of her family.
October 8, 2012
Dear Eisen Family,

May God be with you at this time. He encourages us in the Hebrew scriptures to throw all our burden upon him and he himself will sustain us. (Psalms 55:22)
Hester Bates
October 8, 2012
Eva, you were a class act. God speed.
stuart morgenstern
October 5, 2012
Reading this obituary I am even more impressed. My high holidays were not complete without reading that Ms. Eisen had polished all the silver on the Torahs -- an impressive amount of work, even without all the other, larger things she did, for us and the whole community. She will be missed, by those who knew her and those who didn't.
October 5, 2012
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