Robert L. Ceisler, 86, who practiced law in Washington County for more than 60 years, died Nov. 29 at his home in Washington, Pa.
Ceisler graduated from Washington & Jefferson College in 1940, and earned his law degree from the University of Michigan in 1943.
He served as president of the Washington County Bar Association and received a number of awards, including the Gilbert Nurick Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association, for which he served as secretary. He was also president of the Conference of Bar Officers and a member of its Board of Governors.
After retiring in 1994, he continued to conduct arbitration hearings until shortly before his death.
Ceisler was a longtime member of Beth Israel Congregation in Washington, where he taught in its religious school and served as congregation president.
A veteran of World War II, he was promoted to master sergeant, and received a Bronze Star.
Ceisler is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Constance Levy; daughter Gina H. Shapiro; son Larry Ceisler; brother Ralph Ceisler; and four grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to: Hospice Care of Washington Hospital, 155 Wilson Ave., Washington, PA 15301; or to: Washington & Jefferson College, c/o the Robert Ceisler Pre-Law English Award, 60 S. Lincoln St., Washington, PA 15301.