Arnold Kasendorf

March 28, 1933 - September 8, 2018
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Arnie Kasendorf (85 years old), passed away unexpectedly, on Saturday, September 8th, 2018, surrounded by his children, Eydie, Allison, and Alex, and his longterm partner, Nancy. Arnie was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 28th, 1933, lived in Virginia for some years, and spent the last 41 years in California. After retiring, Arnie obtained college degree, pursued a master’s degree, and devoted much of his free time to the well-being of seniors. He served as chairman of the Richmond Commission on Aging for 10 years, the Richmond Advisory Commission, was vice-president of both the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and the California Alliance for Retired Americans, and represented Richmond on the Contra Costa County Agency on Aging. As part of these civic activities, he helped to provide many hours of enjoyment to the senior community, including the Senior Winter Ball, attended each year by hundreds of local residents. He was also a board member emeritus on the Richmond Main St. Initiative Inc., dedicated to restoring downtown Richmond, and a Commissioner on the Richmond Housing Advisory Commission.

Arnie was an incredibly loving and generous person. He is survived by his partner of 25 years, Nancy, children, Eydie Kasendorf (Alan Cusher), Allison Zion (Philip), and Alex Kasendorf (Christina), as well as his grandchildren, Margaux, Danielle, Hannah, Nicole, Rachel, Noah, Sam, and Ava, great-grandson, Isaac, and a large extended family. We will miss him greatly.

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Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

Sunset View Mortuary


101 Colusa Ave, El Cerrito, CA, 94530

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Born: March 28, 1933
Died: September 8, 2018

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Lesley Cesare posted on 12/16/18

My heart is really sad today as Iā€™m only finding out about Arnie, my neighbor. We met through cat sitting many years ago. I loved his cat, Bernie. Went to send a holiday card today to Arnie at the Royale, called for the address and they gave me the news. I left my name with them to give to any family that might be in contact so I could send a card.


Lisa kaplan posted on 9/13/18

may your wonderful memories bring you peace & love. He was quite a guy who gave and received love deeply. My deepest condolences to you & all who loved Arnold. May he Rest In Peace. šŸ’“


Susan posted on 9/12/18

We are sorry for your loss. Talked to Phil today as he was preparing for Florence to possibly cause some strong winds and lots of rain and flooding. He gave me the sad news about your father. I was so glad that you were there to say goodbye. Not easy, I know.


Rose Halle Lipov posted on 9/12/18

Allison, So sorry to hear about your Dad. Please know that I am thinking about you and family at this time.


Sacramenta Landrum posted on 9/11/18

To the kasendorf family and friends please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one Arnold. During this difficult time please read God's wonderful promise for the loved ones we have lost in death a resurrection back to life very soon for the righteous and unrighteous John 5:28,29, right here on a brand new Paradise Earth no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-5.


Karyn Blaney posted on 9/11/18

We are so sorry for your loss and will continue to pray for your family.


Dottie and Bill Harris posted on 9/10/18

Our sincere condolences to you on your great loss. Warm thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this very difficult time.


Lori Hurwitz posted on 9/10/18

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Lori Hurwitz


Nancy McKee posted on 9/10/18

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.


Larry Wilson posted on 9/10/18

May the remembrance of his love and caring temper the sorrow of your loss.


Robyn Rydelek posted on 9/10/18

I am so sad and sorry for your loss. My love, thoughts, and prayers are with you all at this impossible time.


Sandy posted on 9/10/18

I am deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Uncle Arnold, the last of a dynasty of four incredible Kasendorf brothers. He will truly be missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew him. My sincere condolences to his children, his grandchildren, his great grandson and his longtime partner. May he Rest In Peace.