Constance “Connie”Ceisler, 88 of Philadelphia formerly of Washington, Pa. died Thursday-September 3, 2015 in Philadelphia after an extended illness. She was born August 7, 1927 in Beaver Falls the daughter of the late Louis & Ella Siegel Levy. Her father died when she was 14 months old and she was raised in McKeesport by her Mother. Mrs. Ceisler had been employed as a teacher at McKeesport High School, St Hilary Grade School and for the Trinity School District. She was a graduate of Penn State University and received her Master’s degree in Education from the University of Pittsburgh.
On June 26, 1955 she married Robert “Bob” Ceisler who died November 29, 2005. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the University of Michigan Law School where he attended. She loved her life in Washington PA and their friends knew she was joined at the hip with her husband in a storybook marriage.
In 2009, she moved to Philadelphia to be closer to her family. She lived in Center City Philadelphia where she took advantage of the arts and culture and loved to travel to New York to attend Broadway productions. She was a woman of impeccable taste who made friends from every walk of life.
She was a member of Sigma Delta Tau Sorority at Penn State, from which she maintained lifetime friendships. Mrs. Ceisler was a member of the Washington Hospital Auxiliary, Beth Israel Synagogue, Beth Israel Sisterhood & Hadassah, Pittsburgh Symphony South, Washington & Jefferson Old Main Society, Washington County Democratic Women and the Washington County Lawyers Wives, as well as countless other initiatives.
Surviving is her son; Larry Ceisler of Philadelphia, daughter; Gina Ceisler Shapiro of Bala Cynwyd PA, grandchildren; Daniel & Hannah Ceisler, Carilyn & Nolan Shapiro. Her family was the pride of her life.
Friends will be received from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. the hour of a funeral service on Sunday-September 6, 2015 in the Warco-FalvoFuneral Home, Inc., Wilson at East Katherine Ave. Washington, S. Timothy Warco, Supervisor/Director, Susan Falvo Warco, Director, S. Timothy Warco II, Director. Rabbi David C. Novitsky will officiate. Burial will follow in Beth Israel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the “Ceisler Award” Washington & Jefferson College, 60 South Lincoln Street, Washington, Pa. 15301 Attn: Lori Daugherty or to the Abramson Cancer Center, Penn Medicine Development, 3535 Market Street Suite 750, Philadelphia, Pa. 19104 www.penncancer.org. Online condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com