Eisner, Michele Claire (Kearney) Longtime Manhattan Beach resident Michele Claire Eisner passed away Sunday, June 5, 2011. She was 73. Michele, affectionately known as “Mike,” was born March 11, 1938, to William and Rose Kearney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1952 they relocated to Chicago suburb Park Forest, Illinois, where, during high school, she met Marc Eisner, who would become the love of her life and husband of 52 years. They moved to Manhattan Beach in 1982. A breast cancer survivor, Mike suffered a severely debilitating stroke in 1993 which she confronted with an unequalled amount of courage and dignity. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Mike is survived by husband Marc, daughter Laura Parker (Jon) of Manhattan Beach and sons Ron (Kathy) of San Raphael, CA, Cliff (Mary) of Lafayette, CA, and Les (Julie) of El Segundo. Other survivors include grandchildren Sadie, Quinn, Aisley, Brett, Natalie, Jack, Mike, Jill, Anna, Jamie, Kelly and Gary. Mike is preceded in death by her parents and sister Bernadette Bowen. Her funeral service will be held at 10:00am on Friday, June 17, 2011, at American Martyrs Catholic Church in Manhattan Beach. A Committal Service will immediately follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation in her name to the Stroke Association of Southern California or the American Cancer Society.

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  1. Marc,great memories being with you and Mike at Miami.Your caring for her during all these years set a wonderfu example for your family and friends. Thinking of you.. Andy

  2. Marc: Please refer to the email we sent last week that expresses our sadness for the lady that shared 3/4 of your life.

  3. Marc: Please refer to the email we sent last week that expresses our sadness for the lady that shared 3/4 of your life.

  4. Marc your relationship with Mike was a special example for all of your “brothers”. Our memories go back over 50 years and will always be there. We will all be here to help support you. Joanie and Cliff

  5. My loving niece Michele loved my rose garden and she’d go out into the garden with me when they were in bloom. I would explain the various roses to her – what a joy it is to remember her, as a young girl, amongst the roses. In my 91 years that is one of my fondest memories I have – together in my yard with the roses blooming. Love Aunt Pat

  6. I loved you Mike – Goodbye my angel – but really it’s not goodbye because you will live in my heart forever in the early days at 1237 – Love Aunt Clare

  7. I am standing upon the shoreline, a ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength and I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other. Then someone at my side says, “there! she’s gone!” “Gone where?” “Gone from my sight, that’s all”, she is just as large in mast and spar and hull as ever she was when she left my side; just as able to bear her load of living freight to the place of her destination. Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at that moment when someone at my side says, “there! she’s gone!” there are other eyes watching her coming and other voices ready to take up the glad shout, “here she comes!” – Bishop Brent (I believe in the message of this poem Mike – you live on another shoreline now with your family and friends who are welcoming you home) Love you – Always! Cousin Michelle

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