Rita Kreisberg

Rita Margot Kreisberg (Lachotzki)

Tuesday, August 14th, 1923 - Friday, April 3rd, 2020
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KREISBERG, Rita Margot, age 96 of La Jolla passed away Friday April 3, 2020, peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She was born 8/14/1923 in Berlin Germany. Rita and her brother Robert Lachotzki were fortunate to find a family to hide them during the Holocaust in Utrecht, Netherlands. Their parents and much of the rest of the family were killed in Auschwitz. She moved to the United States in 1953 with her husband and daughter Judith. A beloved Mother and Grandmother, Rita lived in Woodland Hills for 60+ years where she loved taking her dogs for walks and hanging out in the nearby park with other dog lovers. Rita and her dog Lucky moved to La Jolla in 2014. Rita was a devoted animal lover and revered as the family dog whisperer. She had several dogs throughout her life including her beloved childhood German Shepard. She helped train every dog that came into her live and found the purest joy in those animals. She was a collector of friends near and far, and her mastry of language made her an invaluable travel companion. Her relentless curiosity about life, business, world affairs, technology, and travel attracted people of all ages from all walks of life. Many considered her their adopted Oma and deeply valued her advice and wisdom. Rita was an athlete throughout her life and believed it was the key to longevity. Tennis, skiing, and walking her dog were constants and she was walking and weight training even in her final days. She was a formidable bridge player and managed to learn blackjack in the last few months often winning round after round. She kept abreast on the latest adventures of her family, and shared deeply in their worries, joys, and everything in between. Preceded in death by her parents Willy and Elsbeth Lachotzki, and two brothers Robert and Henry. She is survived by her children Judith Hamilton Kirchick, Sandra Hutton and her husband Kevin, Scott Kreisberg and his wife Alicia; grandchildren Nicole Hamilton and her partner Doug, Joshua Kreisberg, and Justin Kreisberg; nephew Fred Lachotzki and niece Elsbeth Van Vielt, and the family pets Coco, Roca, Dakota, Magnum, and Alloy. 

She will be laid to rest on Monday April 6, 2020, surrounded by immediate family only, due to Covid 19 restrictions. If desired, in lieu of flowers, and because of her love of animals, please consider a donation to The Helen Woodward Animal Center . Copy and Paste the link.

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    Monday, April 6th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Monday, April 6th, 2020 1:00pm
    Eternal Hills Memorial Park
    1999 El Camino Real
    OCEANSIDE, CA 92054
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    Rabbi Devorah Marcus
  • Interment

    Eternal Hills Memorial Park
    1999 El Camino Real
    OCEANSIDE, CA 92054
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Jan Fleming

Posted at 12:46pm
In memory of Rita who was so kind the moment I met her. She will be missed by all.
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Joan Melton

Posted at 08:51am
Dear Sandy and Kevin, Clyde and I send our deepest sympathy. Your Mom was an amazing woman and her story is inspiring. She lived life to the fullest and Sandy so do you. You are a great testament to your Mother's great love.


Posted at 02:11am
Scott, I always enjoyed spending time with your mom. She was kind, gracious and welcoming. She was always smiling. May her memory be a blessing
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