Richard Kreisman (BSJ79)

Richard (Rich) Kreisman, 64, died peacefully on October 7, 2021, at home in San Francisco, after a courageous two-year battle with lymphoma. His loving partner, Jack Fahy, and their dog, Gemma, were by his side. 

Rich spent his first ten years in Philadelphia and then moved to Rockville, Maryland, where he graduated from Robert E. Peary High School. After majoring in journalism at Northwestern University, he worked as a reporter and editor. Rich then created a consulting business specializing in digital content licensing and content acquisition. He collaborated with Outsell where he was VP and Practice Leader of Science, Technology and Healthcare. Outsell CEO Anthea Stratigos wrote, “Rich worked on an amazing number of projects, and never did he deliver one that didn’t meet or exceed the client’s expectations. That is who Rich was, – caring, and complete in whatever he did.”

Rich enjoyed tutoring adults who needed help with reading. He also was an exceptional advocate for his mother and others at the facility where she lived. Rich had many close friends by whom he was cherished for his charm, wit, and sense of humor. He was uniquely able to “dig in deep” and “get real,” allowing everyone to feel seen, heard, and loved.

Rich is survived by his partner Jack; sister Sandy Kreisman and her husband Robert Buganski and son Sam Buganski; his uncle Harold Borushok and his wife, Judy; and several cousins. He was pre-deceased by his parents Renee and Irv Kreisman and three dogs: Penny, Otto, and Franny. 

Published by San Francisco Chronicle from Nov. 4 to Nov. 5, 2021.