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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.

Make a Donation in memory of Nikki Schukar

Travis Wayne Baker

February 21, 1973 - August 18, 202

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.Make a Donation in memory of Travis Wayne Baker

 Robert Alan Nuell

June 3,1938 - August 4, 202

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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.

Make a Donation in memory of Antoinette Carlie

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.

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.

Make a Donation in memory of R. Thomas Tucker.

Jack Finkelstein
September 4, 1927 - November 18, 2022
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Dolores Newport
May 18, 1930 - December 12, 2022

Beloved wife of the late Dr. Gerald (Jerry) Newport; devoted mother of Nancy (Steve) Keyser, Drs. Kathy (Ken) Melman, and Jody Newport (Dr. Rand Dankner), loving grandmother of Caroline (Michael) Keyser, Jenna (Dolphy) Melman, David (Rachael) Melman, Danielle (Rob) Hydro and Michael Fancher; adoring great-grandmother to Max, Madelyn, Kaia, Sonya, Zoe, Maya, Eliana and Blake; dear sister and sister-in-law of Sylvia (late Jerry) Hirsch, Carla (Leonard) Weintraub, late Gene (late Morris) Matlof and late Bernard (late Harriet) Newport.  Dear friend of the late Edward Hirsch.  She will be missed by all who knew her.

Funeral Service Thursday, December 15, 10:30am at Congregation Temple Israel, #1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Drive with interment to follow at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois Road.  No visitation prior to service. Contributions in her memory can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, PO Box 22324, New York, NY 10087 or charity of your choice.

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Jean Agatstein
June 12, 1929 - December 20, 2022
Beloved wife of the late L. Wilton Agatstein.  Devoted mother of Susan (William) Lindblom and the late L. Wilton Agatstein Jr.  Loving grandmother of James (Ina) Lindblom, Sara (Jampal) Namgyel,  Lauren Agatstein and Jessica Agatstein.  Beloved great-grandmother of Ara Lindblom and Lia Lindblom.  Dear sister of Arthur Mange and the late Franklin Mange.  Beloved daughter of the late Clarence Mange and the late Janet Purvin  Special friends Bing Han and the late Leslie Loewe.  Our dear aunt, sister-in-law and friend.  She will be missed by all who knew her.
Graveside service Tuesday, December 27, 1:00pm at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois Road, St. Louis, Mo 63123.  No visitation prior to service.  Contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
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Marvin Leon Levinson 

March 26, 1925 - December 27, 2022

We mourn the death of Marvin Leon Levinson, 1925-2022, on December 27, 2022. Marvin was married to Marilyn Yezner Levinson for 71 years and together they had three daughters, Carol Levinson Waggoner (Max), Joan Levinson (Mitchell Abidor), and Stacey Levinson Hudson (Repps). Marv had three grandchildren Nicola, Eliana, and Daniel Hudson. He was the son of Arthur and Clara Levinson and was a beloved cousin, uncle, and friend to many.

Marv grew up in Chicago and proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II, awarded a Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart for his action during the Battle of the Bulge in 1944. Following his military service, Marv returned to Chicago and earned a BS in zoology at Northwestern University, an MS in microbiology at the University of Illinois, and later a JD at St. Louis University.

Shortly after Carol was born, Marv and Marilyn moved to Marilyn’s hometown of University City, settling in Olivette. He worked as a research microbiologist at Anheuser Busch until his retirement and then began practicing family law. Marv loved to read, particularly books on Jewish history, World War II, and biographies. The Levinson family took many road trips to the Southwest, and Marv and Marilyn also loved to travel to Europe, Israel, and the Pacific Northwest. The Levinsons have long been active members of Temple Emanuel and participants in the arts and music community. Marv loved his family, his home, and his gardens.

Services will be held at Temple Emanuel, 12166 Conway Road, St Louis, Missouri 63141, 314.432.5877 on Friday, December 30, 2022, with visitation at 12:30, funeral at 1:00, followed by internment at New Mount Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois Rd, St. Louis, MO 63123.

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Miriam Vittert
December 24, 1938 - December 24, 2022
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Ilse Stein Scheuer
March 15, 1917 - December 21, 2022

Ilse was born in Tuchel, West Prussia (Germany) to Isidor and Paula Stein. She had a twin sister Ruth and older brother Siegbert. When the twins were five years old, the family moved to Wolgast, Germany where they were one of five Jewish families.

After high school and an apprenticeship at the Day Home for Babies and Infants in Berlin, Ilse trained to become a Registered Nurse at the Jewish Hospital in Breslau. When Ilse graduated in October 1938, she was the last Jewish nurse allowed to graduate under Hitler’s regime.

In April 1939, Ilse and Ruth fled Germany for England to work as nurses in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, regrettably leaving behind their mother. In June 1940, when war broke out, all alien nurses were dismissed from English hospitals. Ilse then worked as a domestic in a private home.

In 1943, Ilse was allowed to return to nursing. While working at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Hospital, she studied for her English nursing degree.

On February 16, 1946, Ilse and Ruth arrived in New York City fortunate to have been sponsored by the Littmanns who soon welcomed them to St. Louis. Ilse began working at Barnes Hospital in the Eye Surgery Dept. and again prepared for State Board Exams. Ilse would then have earned German, English, and American RN degrees. She went on to be the head nurse and supervisor for the Eye Operating Room.

Ilse married Milton Scheuer June 1, 1952 and they had daughter Peggy a year later. Her focus then shifted to being a wife and mother.

Ilse returned to Barnes-Jewish Hospital for 36 years and accumulated over 12,000 volunteer hours. She was admired and appreciated by all. The opportunity to continue working in support of the Eye Operating Room staff filled Ilse with immense pride.

In 2012, when macular degeneration impacted Ilse’s ability to volunteer, play mahjong, and knit and crochet caps and blankets for children with cancer, Peggy moved her to San Diego.

Ilse is the wife of the late Milton Scheuer and survived by her daughter Peggy (Michael Hammond) and grandchildren Eric and Lori.

Funeral service Sunday January 8, 1:30 PM at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery in the Mausoleum, 8430 Gravois Rd, 63123. Visitation and condolences to the family from 1:00 PM until the time of the service. Burial will follow afterward in the cemetery.

If you wish to make a donation, please consider contributing to The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital: (see link below).

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Robert S. Sparks
April 14,1949 - January 12, 2023


Beloved husband of Zelda Sparks. Son of the late Perry and Shirley Sparks. Father of Martha Sparks and Aaron (Natalie Blackman) Sparks. Grandfather of Dahlia and Vanessa McWhorter. Brother of Harry (Laurie) Sparks and Joseph (Carol) Sparks. Cherished uncle, cousin, and friend.

Bob’s optimism and trademark sense of humor made an indelible impression on friends and strangers alike. A lifelong lover of theater, Bob enjoyed traveling to New York to see Broadway shows and, later, with even more joy, to visit his granddaughters. An exuberant piano player, he loved to accompany singers, especially at his family’s annual Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve parties. Bob never forgot a good meal. He always said yes to crusty bread, fruit pie, and a nice glass of red wine.

A native of St. Louis, Bob graduated from Ladue High School, Amherst College and Brown University.  He became a history teacher in Cranston, RI, where he befriended his future brother-in-law, Bert Silverberg. Bob became a fixture with the Silverberg family before he even met Zelda. When Bob and Zelda married in 1975, the Sparks and Silverberg families became one.

In 1977, Bob and Zelda returned to St. Louis, where he joined Lumberyard Supply Co., the family business founded by his grandfather. He and his father and cousin worked together there for almost 40 years. Although he was the St. Louis native, Bob quickly became known in JCC circles by his formal title, Mr. Zelda Sparks.

Bob’s service to the community began as a board member of B’nai El. In recent years, he became an active member and officer of Shaare Emeth, where he attended Torah study every week with his dad, Perry. In addition, he was a board member of New Mount Sinai Cemetery.

As his final illness progressed, Bob wrote to his family and friends, “I hope it is obvious that I have loved the life I lived, the family I was born with and the one I found, and all my many friends and colleagues.  And, if worse comes to worse, I hope you all allow me to continue to live on earth by thinking about me from time to time.”  We will remember him always. May his memory be a blessing.

Funeral service Monday, January 16, 10:30am at Congregation Shaare Emeth, 11645 Ladue Road with interment to follow at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois Road.  Live stream available at https://sestl.co/bob_sparks (please click "watch video", below).  No visitation prior to service.  Masks required for in person attendance.  Contributions in his memory may be made to Shaare Emeth; The Cultural Arts Department at the JCC, 2 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis, MO, 63146; or to the charity of the donor’s choice. 

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Frances Joan Cummins

July 05, 1930 - January 08, 2023

Beloved wife of the late Eugene Cummins; dear mother of Michael Cummins (Julie) and the late Andy Cummins; dear grandmother of Andrew, Ashley, and Nicole Cummins; dear sister of Morty Mitchell (late Betty) and the late Mayer Mitchell (Adele Zerman); dear aunt, cousin and friend to many.

Funeral service Friday January 20, 2 PM at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery in the Mausoleum, 8430 Gravois Rd, 63123. Visitation and condolences to the family from 1:30 PM until the time of the service. Burial will follow afterward in the cemetery.

Memorial contributions preferred to Stray Rescue of St. Louis, 2320 Pine Street, Saint Louis, Missouri 63103.

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Nona Rae Barth

September 09, 1927 - January 20, 2023 

She was the loving wife of the late Manuel Barth, and devoted mother of Alan (Nan), Bob (Lynn) and Elliot (Rona). A wonderful grandmother to Cari ( Denny) Sheahan and Kylie (Mike) Sklander; Becky (Mark) Garfinkle and Ben (Shlomit) Barth. Nona was blessed with great grandchildren: Abram and Nora Garfinkle; Ella, Manny and Eitan Barth, and Brody Sklander; beloved daughter of the late Dr. Harry and the late Rosabelle Oksner; sister of the late Dr. Lionel Oksner; our dear aunt, cousin and friend.

Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m., followed by a service at 10:00 am on January 26th at Berger Memorial Chapel, 9430 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132. Masks are requested. Interment will follow at the New Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois Rd., St. Louis, MO 63123.

Contributions in Nona’s memory can be made to: The Jeffrey Stiffman Lecture Series Fund at Congregation Shaare Emeth, 11645 Ladue Rd., 63141 or a charity of your choice.

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Patricia "Patty" Schmidt

April 10, 1940 - January 24, 2023

January 24, 2023, Beloved wife of Edward Schmidt. Dear mother of Lisa (John) Schulte, Steven (Sally) Schwartz, and the late Scott (the late Carrie) Schwartz. Loving grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of 15. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Mark (Louise) Pultman and Diane (Bill) Arft. Services: Graveside service Friday, January 27, 1:00pm at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois Road.

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 Donald F Roth
May 25, 1928 - February 11, 2023

Donald F. Roth, Saturday, February 11, 2023. Beloved husband of the late Louise B. Roth (nee Friedman); dear father of Stephen (Lori) Roth and Andrew (Fran) Roth; dear grandfather of Anne and Claire Roth.

Services: Chapel service to be held on Wednesday, February 15, 11:30 a.m. at New Mount Sinai Cemetery. Charitable contributions to the Humane Society of Missouri appreciated. Kutis Affton service.

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Fred Ashner

June 14, 1930 - February 12, 2023

Fred Curtis Ashner, February 12, 2023. Beloved husband of Eva Ashner. Dear cousin and friend.

Visitation Wednesday February 15th, 9:30 AM at United Hebrew Congregation, 13788 Conway Road at Woods Mill, followed by funeral service at 10:00 AM. Interment at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery. Memorial contributions preferred to United Hebrew Congregation. Visit bergermemorialchapel.com for more information.

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David Mason

October 13, 1951 - February 12, 2023

Beloved husband of Deborah Mason; dear father and father-in-law of Matthew Mason (Abby), Daniel Mason (Eileen), and Benjamin Mason (Kelly); dear grandfather of Henry, Russell, Sophie, Ian, Luke, and Hailey; dear son of the late Irving and the late Alice Mason; dear brother and brother-in-law of James Mason (Mary Ann), the late Mary Sayles (Robert), and Suzanne Mason; dear uncle, cousin, and friend.

Visitation Monday, February 27th at 1 PM at the Mausoleum at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois. Funeral service follows at 1:30 PM. (PLEASE NOTE NEW SERVICE DATE)

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Robert L. Rosenfeld
May 21, 1932 - January 29, 2023

Robert Louis Rosenfeld, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 29, 2023, surrounded by family. 

Beloved father of Robert L. (Emily) Rosenfeld, Jr. and Thomas P. (Dena Ladd) Rosenfeld, of St. Louis, and Michael A. (Bettina) Rosenfeld of Altadena, CA.  Loving grandfather of Louis Rosenfeld, of St. Louis, Will Rosenfeld, of Los Angeles, CA, Jeremy Smith, of Washington, D. C., Theo Rosenfeld, of Atwater Village, CA, Max Rosenfeld, of Altadena, CA and Abby Rosenfeld, of St. Louis.  Dear brother of Karole (the late Thomas) Green and Donald (Lynne) Rosenfeld, of St. Louis.  Dear uncle, cousin and friend.

Born on May 21, 1932, Bob was a lifelong St. Louisan, attending Flynn Park Elementary, John Burroughs School, and the University of Missouri.  Bob served in the Air Force for two years, stationed at Whiteman Air Force base.  In the late 50’s, Bob entered the garment industry, working with his father, Milton, at Western Garment.  In the mid 1960’s, Bob took over management of Southeastern Textiles, a textile processor, started by his grandfather, Louis Korach, and continued in that role until his retirement in 2000.

Bob was an active sportsman.  In his youth, he played many sports, including football, basketball and baseball, and enjoyed summers at Camp Nebagamon.  As an adult, he devoted much time to coaching his boys in their athletic endeavors.  An avid fan, especially of the Cardinals, he attended at least one game in each of their World Series appearances, since 1942.  Bob’s favorite activity was golf, a sport he enjoyed with lifelong friends and his children and grandchildren.  He was a solid high single digit handicapper known for booming drives and an unreliable putting stroke.

Bob was an energetic, outgoing man, who enjoyed an active social life, cooking and dining out, reading, travel, an occasional wager, and spending time with his family.  He was funny.  He will be missed.

There will be a private memorial service at a future date.  In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Jewish Federation of St. Louis (jfedstl.org) or to Evans Scholars Foundation (wgaesf.org).

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Leonard Missler
November 26, 1945 - March 11, 2023

Beloved husband of Elaine Missler; dear father and father-in-law of Kathy Schultz (Terry) and Dr. Michael Missler (Wendy); dear grandfather of Bryce and Sylvie Schultz; dear brother and brother-in-law of Elaine Kammer (late David) and Myra Snow (late Brian); our dear uncle, cousin and friend.

Graveside service Tuesday, March 14, at 11:00 am, at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois Rd. Memorial contributions preferred to a charity of your choice.

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Richard Alan Blath
July 02, 1946 - March 16, 2023

Richard Blath, son of Melva and Joe Blath, was born in St. Louis in 1946. After three years at Miami University of Ohio, earning him cum laude and a membership in Phi Beta Kappa, he attended Washington University School of Medicine. He married Lorry (Adelson), his life partner of 54 years. During his residencies at Vanderbilt University and Washington University, Richard published many medical articles and a book chapter.

Following his two years as a major and Chief of Urology in the Air Force at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Richard joined St. Louis Urological Surgeons where he was managing partner for several decades. He initiated a program for Washington University surgical residents, and as a result was invited to establish a clerkship program for third year medical students. He loved his patients and even as the demographics in North County changed, he believed in helping that underserved community.

Richard was dedicated as Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff at Christian Hospital and as a member of the board of directors of BJC. He was also a president of Washington University Medical School Alumni Association. Richard was the initial chairperson of the Mallory-Wilson Center of Miami University. His enthusiasm for Miami was the impetus to establish a scholarship.

Richard’s top priority was spending time with his cherished family. He was sure to be home for dinner with them and enjoyed engaging Jeff and Lisa every evening. He and Lorry took the beloved Crawford grandchildren, Zach, Landon and Allie, on many spring break trips, and he treasured several adventure trips with Lisa, Troy (Crawford), Jeff and Lisa (Kalik). Abe and Vivi Blath, the precious toddler grandchildren, brought him much joy, and he loved being silly and making them laugh.

Over the course of the last difficult six months not a person who visited would say they left without a laugh or at the very least a smile. His humor, even after speaking became difficult, was evident.

Richard is survived by wife Lorry, beloved children Lisa and Troy Crawford, Jeff Blath and Dr. Lisa Kalik; dear grandchildren Zach, Landon, and Allie Crawford and Abe and Vivi Blath; loving sister Barbara Sinclair; sister-in-law Amy Conders (Andrew); brother-in-law Gene Adelson (Danette); and sister-in law Shauna Tucker (Trey). Richard loved his brother-in-law Bob Adelson (Deena) like a brother.

His family, near and far, meant everything to him.

Funeral Service Monday, March 20 at 10 AM at Congregation Shaare Emeth, 11645 Ladue Road. Please use South Entrance at Ladue and Ballas Roads. Interment follows at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois.

Contributions can be made to Congregation Shaare Emeth, the Mallory-Wilson Center at Miami University, or charity of your choice.

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Elaine Bloomquist
April 7, 1935 - March 19, 2023
On March 19, 2023, a light went out of our lives with the peaceful passing of Elaine Bloomquist, 87, in St. Louis, MO. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Elaine was the first of three daughters for the late Harold and Nettie (Jacobson) Cohn. Elaine’s long life was filled with family, creativity, and joy underpinned by the necessary strength and perseverance to face many challenges.

Elaine graduated from University City High School and attended Washington University in St. Louis studying Fine Art. She married the late Bernard Grossman in 1955, and had three children. When her youngest started school, Elaine went back to school to study Graphic Design at Meramec Community College and worked with her former professor. This transition proved fortuitous when she was widowed in 1974. At 39, Elaine suddenly becoming the breadwinner and single parent that she never anticipated. “Always be able to support yourself,” was the mantra Elaine passed along to her children.

Starting as a designer at Ferguson and Associates, Elaine stayed for more than 20 years, eventually becoming a partner and helping bring in assignments to the agency that supported local corporations and other agencies. Agency work was demanding, yet Elaine always made sure there was a casserole in the refrigerator ready for her children to heat up for dinner. Instructions began with “remove the aluminum foil and plastic wrap” since the time when it all fused together at one hastily warmed up dinner.

Upon her retirement, Elaine started volunteering at the City Museum; using her art talents to help visitors create rubbings among other activities, and she enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Along the way, her relationship with former in-law, Edmund Bloomquist, deepened into marriage in 1995. Ed helped fix and repair things around her house, and Elaine fixed the dinners. The two shared 23 years together and enjoyed travel, reading, theater, and spending time with family. Ed passed away after a brief illness in January 2019, leaving Elaine with an even emptier nest.

Her children rallied around her with the advent of Covid—delivering groceries, fixing and sharing meals, and carefully arranging visits with family, including a new great-grandson. She never caught the disease, though her health and mobility began to decline.

Elaine is survived by her sisters Judy (late Sol) Kranzberg and Sallie (Lowell) Craig; her children Jeanne Harwin, Julie (Brad) Bloomquist, Michael (Paula) Grossman, and Jill (Mark) Chapman; her grandchildren Veronica (Matt) Potter and Lauren Harwin; and great grandson Simon Potter. Cousin, aunt, godmother, and friend.

Graveside service Thursday, March 23, 10:00 am at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois Road. Memorial contributions preferred to the Humane Society of Missouri.

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