Rachel Leiserowitz Obituary

Rachel L. Leiserowitz
Rachel L. Leiserowitz
Rachel L. Leiserowitz

March 8, 1921 - August 7, 2007
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Santa Monica, CA
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Rachel L. Leiserowitz, 86, died Tuesday, August 7, 2007 in Santa Monica, CA, where she had lived for the last 10 years. Rachel was born March 8, 1921, the daughter of Emma and Max Solar in Des Moines, where she resided most of her life. Rachel was a graduate of Roosevelt High School and was married to Sidney Leiserowitz. From 1970 to 1980, Rachel started and ran her own pastry catering business. She became known for her miniature cheesecakes, which quickly became a favorite of all her customers. Prior to her catering business, Rachel sold jewelry. Later in life she retired and spent time traveling in South America, Europe and Asia with her friends. Rachel was a longtime member of Tifereth Israel Synagogue.

Rachel is survived by two sons, Ronald Leiserowitz of Pacific Palisades, CA and Martin Leiserowitz of Council Bluffs, IA; granddaughter, Naomi Leiserowitz of Idaho and a brother, Frank Solar of Lake Ozark, MO. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney in 1988, brother and sisters, Everett Solar, Viola Leventhal and Beverly Goodman.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Tifereth Israel Synagogue.




Jewish Glendale Cemetery
Des Moines, IA
Sunday, August 12, 2007
11:00 AM