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Gerald Fleminger

November 21, 1938 - August 4, 2022

Beloved husband of Camelia Isbell; dear father and father-in-law of Eli Fleminger (Lena) and Joel Fleminger (Erika) and Michael Hoerner (Misty) and David Hoerner (Emily); dear grandfather of Avraham Chaim, Tuvia, Yehuda, Aviva, Isadora, Desirae, Austin, and Addison; dear great-grandfather of Emmett; dear son of the late Philip and the late Mary Fleminger; dear brother of the late Abraham, the late Murray, and the late Irwin Fleminger; dear uncle, cousin, and friend of so many.

Jerry moved to St. Louis in 1971 to join the St. Louis Symphony as a member of the viola section where he remained for over 46 years until his retirement in 2018 at age 79.

Funeral service Monday, August 8 at 10 AM at the Mausoleum at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois. Interment follows at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery.

Memorial contributions preferred to the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

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Howard Stern Smotkin

January 21, 1961 - August 9, 2022

Howard Stern Smotkin passed away peacefully on August 9, 2022 after a 9-month battle with cancer. Born on Saturday, January 21, 1961 in York, Pennsylvania, Howard was the second child of Leonard and Mina Smotkin. He has one older brother, Lee.

After earning his accounting degree from Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania, Howard moved to Missouri to attend law school at St. Louis University. He was the kind of guy who always sat in the front of the class.

After law school, Howard worked for more than 30 years as a practicing attorney. He spent 25 of those years at the St. Louis firm Stone, Leyton and Gershman. His clients would describe him as focused, diligent, and, most importantly, kind. Howard worked hard and earned an excellent reputation among colleagues and clients alike. He served as co-founder and general counsel of Meds & Food for Kids, an organization that helps bring nutrition to some of the most vulnerable children in Haiti, for more than 18 years.

In the early 1990s, Howard met the love of his life, Barbi, through their mutual friends Steve and Ann Dioneda. Howard and Barbi spent 28 wonderful years together as husband and wife. They are proof that opposites attract.

To his four children, Michael, Lauren, Emily, and Julia, Howard was a hero and a rock. He was a stoic beacon for many others, too – always the first to answer a call for help, no matter who, or when, or where.

Howard always dreamed of retiring on a farm with horses. His family takes solace in the idea that at this very moment, he is somewhere in the universe, on a beautiful horse farm with his mother, father, and friends gone too soon.

Howard was, is, and always will be our hero. We love him infinitely, will miss him endlessly, and will continue to see him in all the beauty of the world.

Though the last 9 months have been difficult, the family would like to publicly thank the village that has held them up during this time: Fred and Sue Wolter, Deanna Plab, Howard’s oncologist, Dr. Paul Mehan, the amazing nurses and staff at Missouri Baptist, and so many others. We love you, and we are thankful for you.

Funeral service Friday, August 12 at 11 am at Congregation Temple Israel, 1 Alvan D. Rubin Drive. Interment follows at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois. Please see below for Live Stream information.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions preferred to Meds & Food for Kids, 8050 Watson Road, Ste. 355, St. Louis, MO 63119 or the Missouri Baptist Healthcare Foundation, Cancer Center Fund, 3015 North Ballas Road, St .Louis, MO 63131.

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Nicolette "Nikkie" Schukar

February 16, 1955 - July 24, 2022

Beloved daughter of the late Louis M. "Lommie" Schukar and the late Lynn K. Schukar. Sister of the late Addison Kohane Schukar and the late Eric Spencer (Linda) Schukar. Ex-wife and best friend of the late Howard J. Berman, M.D., J.D. Our dear aunt, cousin and friend.

A memorial service may be held at a later date. Contributions in Nikki's memory may be made to the Schukar Emergency Room Fund at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, 1001 Highlands Plaza Drive West, Suite 140, St. Louis, MO 63110 or a charity of the donor's choice.

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Travis Wayne Baker

February 21, 1973 - August 18, 2022

Beloved husband of Judy E. Schwartz-Baker.  Dear son of Norman Baker and the late Anna Mae Baker of Missouri.  Beloved son-in-law of the late Shirley Sarah Schwartz and the late Morton L. Schwartz, Sr. of St. Louis, MO.  Dear loving father of Samuel, Joseph, Justin, and Alex.  Travis is survived by many caring relatives and friends.

His father, Norman, helped Travis get a job at the Chrysler Plant in Fenton, MO in March 1995.  Travis was a dedicated worker and stood-up for Union jobs everywhere. He was well on his way to a 30-year retirement program working with the company, now owned by Stellantis.  In 2009 the Fenton plant closed and he transferred to the Illinois plant.  His family remained in St. Louis to enjoy the many opportunities (educationally and Judaically), and Travis would commute back to St. Louis bi-weekly to be with them.

We love Travis and he will truly be missed here on Earth!  He loved family, work, G-d, and the word!  The family appreciates all of the kindness that has been bestowed upon them since this very unexpected tragedy.

Funeral service Thursday, August 25, 12:00 PM at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel, 8430 Gravois Road.  Visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until time of service.  Live stream available by clicking the "watch video" tab below. 

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Robert Alan Nuell

June 3,1938 - August 4, 2022

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Antoinette Carlie

July 19, 1931 - September 09, 2022

Proud of her humble beginnings, Antoinette lived a rich life. Everyone was a friend and she was a mother to many. She was our source of encouragement and assurance. When she smiled, all was right with the world. Together with Carl, her husband of 71 years, she provided a happy life for her ever-growing family and friends. Antoinette made a difference in this world and will be remembered as our North Star.

In her younger years, Antoinette was an active volunteer in many organizations, most notably in the Trouping Theatre Group of the National Council of Jewish Women and lovingly served as co-guardian of the special-needs son of her deceased twin brother Anthony.

Beloved wife of Carl J. Carlie; dear mother of Mark Carlie (Marie), Kevin Carlie (Tommie), Chris Bomze (Jon), Caryn Newmark (Barry) and former mother-in-law of Debby Carlie; dear sister, sister-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend.

Visitation Friday, September 16th 10 AM at United Hebrew Congregation, 13788 Conway Road at Woods Mill. Funeral service follows at 11 AM and is available via Live Stream. Please see below for details. Private family burial.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association or the Arthritis Foundation.

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Leopold Abraham

October 23, 1927 - May 02, 2021

Born Oct. 23,1927, died at his home in Lenox, MA, May 2, 2021. Born and raised in St Louis, MO, Lee attended St. Louis Country Day School and then Washington University, graduating with a BA in Business and Public Relations.

Lee began his retail career in 1954 as a floorwalker at Famous Barr, a division of May Department Stores. By 1971, he was appointed Chairman and CEO of May Merchandising in NYC.

In 1972, Lee opened offices in Europe and the Far East for May Company. His extensive international experience opened the door to be among the first Americans invited into China for the 1973 Canton Trade Fair.

In 1977, Lee was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Associated Merchandising Corporation, the world's largest retail and sourcing organization for many fine department and specialty stores around the globe.

Lee served on the Board of Governors for Parson's School of Design for 14 years, receiving the Parsons Award for his 47 years of contributions to the fashion industry. In 1990, he received the Washington University Olin School of Business Distinguished Alumni Award.

Lee loved his work and often expressed how fortunate he felt to have landed in an industry that he enjoyed so much.

After retirement, he served on the boards of Signet Group, Liz Claiborne, RG Barry Corporation, and Smith Barney.

His accomplishments in the business and philanthropic world were a source of pride to his family, but he rarely spoke about himself. Lee will be remembered by his family as a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Lee is survived by his wife Katherine, his daughter, Susan Spehar, his son, Lee III and wife Ingrid. Also by his grandchildren, Lena Abraham, Julianne Spehar, Jacob Spehar, wife Elizabeth and their son, Jackson Spehar. He is also survived by Renee Samson, wife of his late cousin Ernest Samson, his sister-in-law, Emilee Rogan, her son Caley Rogan, wife Jeanine, and their boys, Jack and Luke.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Lee Abraham Scholarship Fund, Stonehill College, 320 Washington Street, Easton MA 02357 or a charity of choice.

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Robert Allen Levy DMD

December 21, 1954 - September 16, 2022

Bob enjoyed his career as a dentist, maintaining both a general dentistry practice and a specialized sleep apnea practice during the latter portion of his career. He retired two years ago.

Bob was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother. He was an avid photographer, with a unique ability to find beauty throughout the world, often waking up early and exploring nature to capture a perfect scene. He loved music, from The Eagles, to Chicago, to classical piano, even working to learn new pieces late in his life. He enjoyed playing tennis and remained active throughout his life. Bob was a constant learner, always wanting to learn the latest technologies, tinker with a new gadget, or solve a vexing problem. He had a wonderful sense of humor, often finding the perfect way to put everyone around him at ease.

Most of all though, Bob loved his family and friends. Bob and his wife Marjie began their relationship in high school and built a wonderful life together. “From the time they were 15, they were together,” his mother Constance Levy said. “It was always Bob-and-Marjie, like one word. They were never apart.” The couple married in 1978 and they were married for 43 years. Bob and Marjie had a daughter, Julie, a son, Danny, and four grandchildren, Madelyn, Sienna, Davina, and Emilia.

Bob was a devoted parent and grandparent, treasuring every moment with his family. He looked forward each week to Sunday dinners with the family. Bob spent his first year of retirement (with Marjie) as a virtual school teacher for his granddaughters and spent the past two summers as a “counselor” at “Grandma and Grandpa Camp” where they’d tend to their vegetable garden, play tennis, card games, Foosball, and more. Bob was always taking care of his family – watching his grandkids, teaching his son and son-in-law how to grill and how to fix things, and planning vacations for the family to take together. Bob was a wonderful brother and son and had a very close relationship with his parents, sister and three brothers. Bob used every day he had to show his family how much he loved them.

While he passed away far too soon, he lived a very happy and fulfilled life.

Bob is survived by his wife Marjie Orenstein Levy, two children, Julie Perlberg (Matt) and Danny Levy (Sari), four grandchildren, Madelyn and Sienna Perlberg, and Davina and Emilia Levy, mother, Constance Levy (the late Monroe Levy), and four siblings, Carol Charles (Bernie), Ken Levy (Cyndee), Don Levy (Hedva), and Ed Levy (Joelyn). We will all miss him terribly.

Funeral service Wednesday, September 21 at 10 AM at United Hebrew Congregation, 13788 Conway Road. Interment follows at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois. There is no visitation prior to the funeral service.

For those interested in making a memorial contribution, please consider a donation to The American Heart Association, United Hebrew Congregation, or a charity of your choice.

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Meryl Melton

March 26, 1931 - September 25, 2022

Beloved wife of William Melton, loving mother of Vicki Pearlman, Jonathan (Aileen) Pearlman, Cathy (Bill) Chatman. Adored grandmother to Emily Altman, Nicole Schlesinger, Aaron (Katie) Chatman, Adam Chatman and Jaron (Blayne) Pearlman. Great-grandmother to Camden Chatman.

She will be deeply missed and cherished in our hearts forever.

A private family service will be held.

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Ivan Joseph Wolff

February 25, 1931 - July 10, 2022

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Patricia B Frank

April 14, 1969 - September27, 2022
 
September 27, 2022. Beloved wife of Kenneth Frank. Loving mother of Claire and Danny Frank. Cherished sister of Jim, Steve, Andy & Mike Breznay and Joanne Valencia. Dear daughter of James and Dianne Breznay. Services: A private service will be held. Contributions in Patricia's memory may be made to Susan G. Komen (https://www.komen.org/community/missouri/).
 
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Franklin Mange

February 12, 1928 -  September 30, 2022

Beloved husband of the late Barbara Mange for 63 years; dear father and father-in-law of the late Lawrence Mange, Joyce Mange, Martin (Carole)Mange and Emily Mange; grandfather of Megan Mange, Erica Mange and Scarlet Zell; dear brother of Arthur (Elaine) Mange and Jean (late Wilton) Agatstein; dear uncle, cousin and friend to many.

Funeral service Monday, October 3, 10 AM at Berger Memorial Chapel, 9430 Olive Blvd. 63132. Visitation from 9:30 to 10 AM. The service will also be livestreamed at www.bergermemorialchapel.com. Private interment following the service at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery. Memorial contributions preferred to the Independence Center, 4245 Forest Park Ave. 63108 or a charity of your choice.

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Elmer Esrock

August 21, 1918 - June 04,2021
 
Beverly Hills, California. Elmer Esrock, 102, died peacefully June 4, 2021 at Sunrise for Senior Living. Beloved husband of Zella Esrock. Father to Ellen (McCormick Brubaker) Esrock, Bernard (Jill) Esrock and Allen (Ellen Ginsburg) Esrock. Grandfather to Nathaniel Esrock McClennen, Lauren, Susan, Emma and Abby Esrock. Brother to Eddie Esrock and the late Norton,Yale and Robert Esrock. Loving uncle, cousin and friend to many. Elmer was born August 21, 1918 in St. Louis, Missouri to Yetta and Ben Esrock. He proudly joined the St. Louis Police Department in 1941, where he became an expert marksman, leaving the department to serve in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II, where he trained as a radio operator on B52s and taught radio to others. In 1950 Elmer, and his wife Zella, along with business partners, opened the first integrated restaurant in St. Louis, Park-N-Eat, whose opening ribbon was cut by the singer and activist Lena Horne. In 1952 Elmer and his brother-in-law, Ralph Grosberg, began Big Men Shops, and with other entrepreneurs created a new industry that served the fashion needs of big and tall men. Big Men Shops was a fixture in the St. Louis marketplace, with the flagship store at 705 Washington and stores in Clayton and in shopping centers in Missouri and Illinois. In 1989 Casual Male acquired Big Men Shops and other stores and is now DXL Big + Tall. Elmer and Zella danced through life for 65 years. They were passionate about their family and friends, tennis, international travel and celebrating life. There will be a small zoom funeral open to family and friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Equal Justice Initiative — 122 Commerce St., Montgomery, AL 36104. For further information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
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Michael Benjamin "Ben" Minner

April 13, 1983 - October 03, 2022
 
Beloved son of Julie and the late Michael A. Minner.  Dear brother of the late Alexander R. Minner.  Dear nephew, cousin and friend.
 
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Alicia Rosenfeld

September 06, 1937 - October 23, 2022

Alicia Rosenfeld, age 85, of St. Louis, Missouri passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2022.

A funeral service for Alicia will be held Monday, October 31, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at New Mt Sinai Mausoleum, 8430 Gravois Rd, Affton, Missouri 63123.

Make a Donation in memory of Alicia Rosenfeld.


Thomas Levin
 
February 18, 1939 - October 31, 2022
 
October 31, 2022. Beloved husband of the late Kay Rothman Levin for 47 years. Loving son of the late Zalie and Belle Levin, and son-in-law of the late Sara and Nathaniel Rothman. Dear brother of Robert (Susan) Levin and brother-in-law of Jules Rothman. Loving uncle, cousin and friend.

Tom has a long career as a Community banker and volunteering with the Civil Defense.

Services: Private family service. No home visitation. Memorial contributions preferred to the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry, 10950 Schuetz Road, St. Louis, MO 63146.

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R. Thomas Tucker
 
April 8, 1931 -  November 8, 2022
 
Loving husband for 61 years of Elaine Tucker; Beloved father of Michael Tucker, Kenneth Tucker (Stefanie), Dr. Steven Tucker (Asa), and Joseph Tucker (Lia Huddart); Caring grandfather of Carson, Kyle, Quinn, Charlotte, Nathaniel, Hilary and Jake Tucker; dear brother-in-law of Louis Susman (Margie); Loving uncle of Tom DeWoskin (Kathy), Susie Kalishman (Neal), Jim DeWoskin (Marydale), Sally Susman (Robin Cantor), and William Susman (Emily). His close relationships and friendships with Barbara and Mark Rosen, Bud and Dale Pessin, and Tammy Tedeschi were an integral part of his life.

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Tom graduated from University City High School and graduated in Engineering from Purdue University. After honorably serving in the Army where he proudly worked with Van Brum on rockets, he joined his father in the family business where he helped the company grow. Tom was very proud to form a new company, Expo Management, where he managed national trade shows.

Aside from his family, Tom’s great love was wine – collecting since his 20s. He had a renowned wine cellar and was sought by many for advice and guidance on the subject of wine.

Retired in 2013, he and Elaine moved from their cherished home to the Park Tower Condominiums where he loved being a member of their board. Tom was loved by all who knew him and will be missed by all!

Funeral service Sunday, November 13th at 10 AM at the Mausoleum at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois.

Memorial contributions preferred to the charity of your choice.

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Jack Finkelstein
 
September 4, 1927 - November 18, 2022
 
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