William Kaiser

William Kaiser, 94, of Danbury, died on Sunday, January 27 at Danbury Hospital in Danbury CT. He was born on September 4, 1918 in Germany, the youngest of nine children, but grew up in Lodz, Poland. He and one older brother were the only immediate family members to survive the Holocaust. Bill came to the United States in 1947 and resided in Brooklyn, N.Y. until 1999, when he and his wife moved to Danbury. 

Predeceased by his wife, Hedy, Bill is survived by his daughter, Denise A. Kaiser and son-in-law Gregory Dworkin of Newtown; grandsons Laurence of Brooklyn, NY and Stephen of Newtown; and many relatives around the globe. He was a member of the United Jewish Center in Danbury and various Jewish philanthropic organizations. Since moving to Danbury, he engaged in educating people about the Holocaust through lectures to local groups, schools, and houses of worship, as well as his book, An Optimist Without Hope.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 30 at 1 p.m. at the United Jewish Center, 141 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, with Rabbi Clifford E. Librach and Cantor Penny Kessler officiating. Burial will follow in the United Jewish Center Cemetery, Gray’s Bridge Road, Brookfield. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the United Jewish Center or a philanthropic organization of your choice.

The Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Avenue, Danbury is in charge of arrangements.


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