Julian Kaiser

Obituary of Julian Kaiser

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Julian Kaiser entered into rest on Friday August 5, 2022. 

Julian is survived by his wife Mary (Maggie) Wagner, his sister Mary Kaiser and husband Michael Brenner, his sister Patricia George and partner Jack O’Neill, his sister Kathryn Kaiser and partner Dino Morrill, his godsons Eric Brenner and Drew Bucklin, his sister-in-law Jane Ruhl and husband Charles Ruhl, his brother-in-law Bruce Wagner and wife Betty Wagner, his sister-in-law Nancy Wagner, and nine nieces and nephews (plus numerous great-nieces and nephews as well as great, great nieces and nephews).


Julian was a wonderful husband and partner-in-life, a loving brother to his three sisters, a good godfather, a good uncle, and a great friend to those who were fortunate to call him that.


A recent quote-of-the-day which Julian noted and saved was as follows: “I want people to talk to one another no matter what their differences of opinion might be.” Studs Terkel  This was one of many gifts Julian gave to his family and friends and to the world; the gift of engaging everyone, including casual encounters with strangers in his day-to-day life.


As a professional photographer, Julian captured images of people ranging from everyday folks to shop owners in Washington Heights to famous actors, actresses, and models to a President in the White House.


His long-time friend, Ron, said “I never had a bad day with Julian nor a bad five minutes.” His sister-in-law, Jane, said of Julian “Hard to remember when he wasn’t part of the (Wagner) family.” From his wife Mary (Maggie) “The world - my world - looks so different without you.  Streets in our neighborhood/we have walked countless times seem distorted now.  Even the familiar faces on TV don’t look the same without you by my side.”


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Julian’s honor to:

Our Savior’s Atonement Lutheran Church

178 Bennett Avenue

New York, NY 10040


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