Howard M. Maisel, of New York and Sag Harbor, born June 11, 1931, died peacefully on May 8 at his home in Manhattan. He was 83. He had been battling pancreatic cancer for nearly a year.
Maisel lived for over 40 years in East Rockaway. A graduate of Cornell University, he became President of Columbia Cement Incorporated and was an executive for British Petroleum in London. He also served on the boards of Temple Adas Israel and Children’s Rights. An avid reader and champion of the arts, Maisel never stopped learning.
He leaves behind his wife Eve France, his children Miriam Maisel, David Maisel and Jennifer Maisel, his brother Jay Maisel; his granddaughters Jessie Fontana-Maisel and Julia Maisel-Berick, and his daughter-in-law Lynn Fontana and son-in-law Michael Berick.
In addition, he leaves behind his stepchildren Kim France, Michael and Shirim France, Todd and Shanna France, and grandchildren Eli, Henry, and Abe, and many nephews, nieces and dear friends who hold him in their hearts.
He joins in death his first wife, Joan Epstein Maisel, and his parents Milton Maisel and Rose Schiffman Maisel.
A memorial service in celebration of Howard’s life was held on May 12 at Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel, 1076 Madison Ave in Manhattan.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Good Shepherd Services goodshepherds.org and the NPCF pancreaticcancerfoundation.com