Joel Eisen, 80, of Beachwood, passed away May 4, 2021.

Born Feb. 1, 1941, in Cleveland to Hyman and Irene Eisen, Joel graduated from Cleveland Heights High School class of 1959. He received a Bachelor of Arts and a master’s in education from Case Western Reserve University, going onto serve as a guidance counselor, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent of Wickliffe City Schools.

A member of Park Synagogue, Joel also belonged to the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity. He was an avid Cleveland Indians fan, lover of basketball and enjoyed golfing, reading and loved spending time with his family and friends.

Joel is survived by his wife of 49 years, Gail Eisen; children, Lauren (James) Redland of Northbrook, Ill., and Kara (Jake) Eisen Bressler of Chicago; grandchildren, Jack Redland, Emma Redland and Nathan Bressler; sister, Debra Weiss; and brothers, Kenneth Eisen and Jeffery Eisen. He was predeceased by his parents, Hyman and Irene, and daughter, Elyse Eisen Barson.

Funeral services were held May 6 at Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel with burial at Bet Olam Cemetery. 

Donations in Joel’s memory can be made to the Elyse Eisen Barson Camp Scholarship Fund c/o Park Synagogue, 27500 Shaker Blvd., Pepper Pike, OH 44124.