Mitchell Ross Meisler, 64, passed away at his home in Woodstock, NY, on March 1, 2023.
Mitchell was born March 26, 1958, in North Massapequa, NY, the youngest child of the late Jack and Sylvia Schulman Meisler. Mitch graduated from Plainedge High School in 1976 and SUNY Binghamton in 1980. He received a master’s degree in journalism from NYU and worked as a manager and VP of several renowned NYC financial institutions in NYC. The weekend home in Woodstock was purchased in 1982 and expanded into a full-time home after 9/11, where Mitchell commuted to work at CL King in Albany.
Mitchell’s first love: family. His passions were many: cooking, gardening, home decor, entertaining, wine collecting, treasure hunting at flea markets, skiing, swimming, yoga, golf, Midnight Rambles, Grateful Dead concerts, and travel. The three vintage Triumphs Mitch collected and restored dazzled the annual Woodstock British Car Shows. His garage is a museum-quality work of installation art. Mitchell was a Renaissance man and a show-up person- always there for someone for good and challenging times. He volunteered as an auctioneer to help raise funds for Woodstock clubs or charities, always saying yes to help others and maintaining close life-long friendships.
Mitchell is survived by his loving wife Jeanine, adored sons Alex and Daniel Meisler, brother Kenneth (Laurie) Meisler, sister Meryl (Patricia O’Brien) Meisler, father-in-law Howard McComiskey, sister-in-law Alison (Tom) Burke, brother-in-law John (Merrilyn) McComiskey, first wife and dear friend Helene Gordon and her partner Robert Straus, he was loved by many nieces and nephews and countless friends. Mitchell is predeceased by his sons Evan and Benjamin Meisler, mother Sylvia Donenfeld, father Jack Meisler, and mother-in-law Diane McComiskey.
Mitchell Ross Meisler epitomizes "Mensch", a person of integrity and honor.
The family will receive friends on Sunday March 5, 2023 from 3pm to 5pm at the E.B. Gormley Funeral Home 87 Main St. Phoenicia. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to https://www.everytown.org or https://www.sandyhookpromise.
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