The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001159253-01
Funeral Notices


Elizabeth “Lizzy” R. Meisels was born on September 20, 1954 in Buffalo, New York, to Murray and Frances “Faigy” Meisels. Lizzy attended school in Buffalo and went on to graduate from Syracuse University, receiving her degree in Nutrition. After beginning her career on the East Coast, she escaped the cold by moving to a place she grew to love and spent the remaining three-plus decades of her life—Hawaii. It was there that she attended the UH School of Public Health and received a M.P.H., after which she worked for the Hawaii Department of Health and, eventually, as a pharmaceutical representative for Glaxo Smith Kline. During her long career, Liz developed many lifelong friendships. Liz’s passions included nature and travel, and she ventured to countries around the world. She maintained a lifetime commitment to various local and international non-profit organizations, providing immense support to the causes in which she believed. Lizzy’s decades-long union with Bruce Berger brought into her life her beloved step-daughter Bianca and Bianca’s husband Russell. Lizzy passed away after a prolonged illness and is survived and blessed by her older brother Wayne and her nephew Matthew, both of Nashville, TN; relatives in the North East and Canada; and hundreds of friends across the globe.

Aloha beloved LIZZY…a hui hou