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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.

Make a Donation in memory of Joan Cummins

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 andthe 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.

Make a Donation in memory of Nona Rae Barth

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.

Make a Donation in memory of Patricia Schmidt

 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.

Make a Donation in memory of Donald F. Roth.

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.

Make a Donation in memory of Fred Ashner.

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)

Make a Donation in memory of David Mason

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).

Make a Donation in memory of Robert L. Rosenfeld

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.

Make a Donation in memory of Leonard Missler

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.

Make a Donation in memory of Richard Alan Blath

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.

Make a Donation in memory of Elaine Bloomquist.

Louis "Lou" H Heyman

January 7, 1926 - March 26, 2023

Beloved husband of the late Maxine Heyman; dear father and father-in-law of Steve Heyman (Barb) and Larry Heyman (Ellen); dear grandfather of Hilary Dysart (Doug), Kevin Heyman (Lauren), Scott Heyman, and Brian Heyman and family; amazing GGpa of Amelia and Olivia Heyman and Louise Dysart; dear brother of the late Sam Heyman (late Jean); dear brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin, and friend.

Lou was a lifetime member of the Boy Scouts of America, is an Eagle Scout, and received many honors through that organization.

Visitation Thursday, March 30 at 10:30 AM at Temple Emanuel, 12166 Conway Road. Funeral service follows at 11 AM. Private Interment. Memorial contributions preferred to The Backstoppers Inc., PO Box 795168, St. Louis, MO 63179 or to the charity of your choice.

Make a Donation in memory of Louis Heyman.

Judith Francis Gall
March 03, 1931 - March 28, 2023
Beloved wife of the late Dr. Ira C. Gall for 60 years; Mother of Steven, Thomas and the late Jeffrey (Carol) Gall; Grandmother of Jocelyn (Wesley) Masurat, Andrew, Brett and Melissa Gall; Great grandmother of Noah and Natalie Masurat; Sister of the late Lois Friedman.

Judith was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 3, 1931 and moved to St. Louis for her husband’s medical residency in the ‘50s. She followed St. Louis sports, loved musical theatre, treasured her family and was devoted to giving back to her community. She and her late husband were widely admired for their generous support of Washington University, Miriam School, the St. Louis Zoo and the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center amongst others.

Funeral Service Monday, April 3. 10:30 AM at the Mausoleum at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois. No visitation prior to the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Jeffrey Scott Gall Memorial Scholarship Tribute Fund, Miriam Foundation, 1138 N Warson Rd., St. Louis, 63132 (www.miriamstl.org); the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum, 36 Millstone Campus Dr, St. Louis, 63146 (www.stlholocaustmuseum.org); or the charity of your choice.

Make a Donation in memory of Judith Gall.

Judith Sharon Vogel

November 17, 1942 - April 7, 2023
Judith passed away peacefully on April 7, 2023.

Beloved wife of Roger Vogel. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Elizabeth (Corby) Cox, Meredith (Steve) Friedman, Nicole (Brian) Smith and Derek (Rebecca) Hoffman. Proud “Nana” to Marlowe Hanis, Malone Friedman, Sydney and Skyler Smith, Landon Cox, and “Nana Judi” to Gwendolyn and Gabrielle Hoffman. Beloved sister of James (Linda) Resnick. Dear sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, cousin, and friend.

Judi was an active member of the reunion committee at her alma mater, University City High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Washington University and a master’s from Saint Louis University. She enjoyed bowling, playing bridge, and time with family and friends. One of her biggest enjoyments was taking her daughters and granddaughters out for mani-pedis and “lunch-brunch.”

Graveside service Monday, April 10, at 10:00am at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois Rd, St. Louis, MO 63123. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are preferred to the Siteman Cancer Center, MSC 1247-414-2100, 7425 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105 (https://siteman.wustl.edu/, 314-935-4725).

Make a Donation in memory of Judith Vogel.

David Michael Ellenbogen

November 17, 1958 - April 08, 2023

David Michael Ellenbogen passed away on April 8, 2023. David was born on November 17, 1958 in Queens, New York. He attended Stony Brook University before moving to St. Louis, Missouri to attend Chiropractic school at Logan College of Chiropractic. David was a well respected practitioner, owning his own practice, and teaching at Logan, as well as being a mentor to many chiropractors.

David loved the outdoors. He liked to fish, hunt and spend time at his lake house in Owensville, Missouri. He enjoyed many things that influenced his youth, including Star Trek and playing record albums on his 1970's stereo.

David will be missed by a community of people whom he gave chiropractic care, as well as loved ones, his wife, Janalee Ellenbogen, his sons, Sam and Scott Ellenbogen, his siblings, Laurie Sinatra (Michael), Caryn Dayney (Jack), and Joshua Ellenbogen (Sara), as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Make a Donation in memory of David Ellenbogen.

Eve Rosemary Wilde

August 14, 1927 - April 16,2023

Beloved wife of Kenneth Wilde; dear mother of Thomas Wilde (Alyssa), Larry Wilde, and Carol York (Kevin); dear grandmother of Ky, Laura, Deborah, David, Nathan, Alaina, Amanda, and Samantha; dear great-grandmother of two.

Eve loved classical music and the piano but above all, she loved her family.

Visitation Thursday, April 20 at 11 AM at Congregation Temple Israel, 1 Alvan D. Rubin Drive. Funeral service begins at 11:30 AM. Interment follows at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois, 63123. Please see below for Live Stream details.

Memorial contributions preferred to the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum, 36 Millstone Campus Drive, 63146.

Make a Donation in memory of Eve Wilde.

Barry Torgove

March 21 1936 - December 24, 2022

Beloved husband of Diane Zucker Torgove.  Dear step-father of Scott (Sheri Mead) Sandler and the late Billy Sandler.  Beloved brother of the late Lois Schrier (Edward) Richman.  Dear brother-in-law of Les (Marilyn) Zucker.  Dear uncle, cousin and friend.

A celebration of Barry’s life will be held at a future date.  Contributions in his memory may be made to the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry, 10950 Schuetz Road, St. Louis, MO, 63146 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Make a Donation in memory of Barry Torgove.

Gloria Ann Nuell

June 30, 1942 - February 26, 2023

Loving wife of the late Eugene Nuell; dear mother and mother-in-law of Stuart Nuell (Becky) and Susan Steinmeyer (Steve); loving grandmother of Sam, Spencer, Anna, and Sara; dear sister of Lester Tettenhorst (Sharon) and the late Eugene Tettenhorst (Dorothy);loving cousin, aunt and friend.

Gorgeous Gloria, beautiful on the inside and out she made friends wherever she went. She was an avid reader, a lover of art, music and theatre. She was passionate about politics, serving as an election official for over 20 years. Gloria loved travel and could spend hours getting “lost” in an art museum or a botanic garden. She had amazing stories to tell and had a fabulous karaoke repertoire. She truly was the life off the party!

Graveside Services in St. Louis and a Celebration of the Life of Gloria will be planned and announced at a later date.

Make a Donation in memory of Gloria Ann Nuell.

Steven Lee Blives

August 29, 1938 - May 03, 2023 

Heaven just got a little livelier with the welcoming of Steven Lee (Steve) Blives who passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2023, after a grand farewell party during his short hospitalization—with his children and grandchildren—which included merriment and 50’s music. No more of a fitting send-off could have been had because his family was the most important thing to him.

Steve graduated from Clayton High School and received his BFA from Washington University’s School of Fine Art, where he met his sweetie, Judith “Judy” in Art Class.  After college, Steve began his career at Monsanto as a graphic designer until going out on his own to start Blives Consulting Company with Judy in 1973, which he ran for 40+ years. It was a design, marketing, and advertising company and because of his humor and wit, many of his clients became his best friends. He was also a member of the St. Louis Business Marketing Association.

When he wasn’t working, he could often be seen at the JCC working out early with his friends and running with the Asphasia jogging club.  Steve was a very charitable person and served on various Boards of Directors. Every year he helped his friends Joanie and Alan Protzel with the Joe Stone Memorial Golf tournament which raises money for military and pediatric cancer charities. 

Steve loved his grandkids, classic cars, pistachios, long back scratches, and a cold coke in a bottle.  Even when suffering from Dementia he never forgot his sense of humor. During the hardest parts of life, he still could find something to laugh about. His last words were, “I want a pickle and I want to take a nap and DO NOT wake me up for dinner.”

He is survived by the great loves of his life, his family: Beloved husband of 60 years to Judith Mendica Blives; Dear Father of Mindy (Bruce) Blives McCoy, Missy (Anthony) Blives Castro; Loving Paw Paw to Zoe Castro, Zinnia Castro, Sicily Castro, Aidan McCoy and Connor McCoy; Dear brother to Carole Scroeder, Robin Creager, and half-sisters Marla Barry, and Dawn Klumpers.; dear friend to many. He will be dearly missed by all.  To further carry on Steve’s memory, help make the world a better place and do one thing today that makes you share a laugh with someone.

Graveside service Thursday, May 18, 2023, 2:00pm at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois Rd, St. Louis, MO 63123. Tributes in memory of Steve Blives may be made to Rainbows for Kids, a 501 (c) charity near to his heart by going to RainbowsForKids.org to donate or mailing a check to Rainbows for Kids, 7221 Waterford Drive, St. Louis, MO 63123.

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Bret Tauben

August 28, 1954 - June 2, 2023 

Beloved husband of Janet R. Tauben; son of the late Sheldon and the late Claire Tauben; dear brother of Scott Tauben (Melodie) and Jamie Demsky (Howard); dear brother-in-law of Ken (Mary), Tim (Cindy) and Rob (Dainna) Vance; dear uncle of Elizabeth, Alexandra, Lindsay, Dana, Sarah, Julia and Robert Jr. Dear cousin and friend to many.

Graveside service Wednesday, June 7, 10 AM at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois, 63123.

Memorial contributions preferred to the Humane Society of Missouri, 1201 Macklind Avenue, 63110.

Make a Donation in memory of Bret Tauben.


Sven Gustav Eliason
April 16, 1928 - June 4, 2023

Beloved husband of Michele S. Kopolow; dear father of Anders Carl Gustav Eliasson (the late Marybeth), David Sven Eliasson (Kim), and Stephen Keith Eliasson (Kate); dear grandfather of Davin Eliasson (Lauren), Kelsey Allen (Tim), Lauren Roth, Jordan Eliasson, Wren Eliasson, and Lilly Eliasson; dear great-grandfather of Dresden, Miles, and Avery. Dear brother-in-law of Bonnie Kopolow and the late Robin Lowy. Dear uncle and dear friend.

Sven Gustav Eliasson was born in Malmo, Sweden, on April 16, 1928. Having received a Ph.D. in physiology and a Medical degree specializing in Neurology from Lund University in Sweden, he decided to move to the United States in 1954. After practicing in California and Texas, he accepted a position in the Department of Neurology at Washington University Medical School and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis in 1964 where he remained until his retirement in 1992. He was an outstanding physician and researcher and an esteemed professor and educator. He inspired students, not only in medical school and residency, but also taught and advocated tirelessly for those students and professionals in the Departments of Occupational and Physical Therapy. A gifted linguist, knowing 14+ languages, he contributed these skills as a translator for the Missouri Botanical Gardens, the Missouri Historical Society and USC Medical School after retiring from the Washington University Medical School. Survived by his loved ones and those who knew him, he leaves behind a legacy of love, knowledge and care.

Graveside service Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 1:30 PM at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois.

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Joy Melman

January 15, 1927 – June 13, 2023

Beloved wife of the late Albert “Al” M. Melman; dear mother and mother-in-law of Robin Feder (Gary), Ken Melman, MD (Kathy, Ph.D.) and Mark Melman, MD (Felicia); dear grandmother of Jessica Gamlin (Jeremy), Rabbi Amy Feder (Rabbi Michael Alper), Jenna Melman (Dolphy Jordan) and David Melman (Rachael); dear great-grandmother of Mackenzie, Parker and Miles Gamlin, Jonah and Molly Alper, Maya and Eliana Jordan, Kaia, Sonya, and Zoe Melman; dear sister of the late Neil Werner; dear sister-in-law of the late Leonora Koggan (the late Dr. David); our dear aunt, cousin and friend to many.

Joy was deeply dedicated to her community. She was on the board of many organizations, including the Arts and Education Council, KETC, the St. Louis Symphony and Dance St. Louis. She chaired KETC’s Camelot Auction and NCJW‘s Couturier Sale, and was proud to be honored as a Woman of Achievement. She taught at Central Institute for the Deaf and inspired her children and grandchildren to serve their communities in a variety of ways.

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Martin Steven Haller

June 24, 1941 - July 12, 2023

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Susan Tarkow Cooper

December 14, 1948 - July 13, 2023

Susan Tarkow Cooper passed away early Thursday morning (July 13, 2023) surrounded by family. A native St. Louisan, she was born in 1948 to the late Edwin and Hortense Tarkow. Susan is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Barry Cooper, and their three children: Meredith Cooper, Katherine Holt and Daniel Cooper. She also had the joy of being mother-in-law to Steven Holt and Emily Cooper, and grandmother to Mason, Griffin and James Holt, and Edward (Teddy) and Charlotte Cooper. Susan also is survived by her sister Karen Zorensky, brother-in-law Mark Zorensky, niece Julie Ernst, and nephews Brent Zorensky and Michael Zorensky, and their families.

Visitation Sunday, July 16th, 12:00 Noon at Temple Emanuel, 12166 Conway Road, followed by funeral service at 12:30 PM. Private family interment.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions of your choice are preferred.

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Gary Jay Morris
September 07, 1936 - July 15, 2023

Gary attended University City Schools until grade 10 when he transferred to Western Military Academy in Alton, Illinois. He then attended Washington University for undergraduate and law school. He practiced law in the St. Louis area for over 50 years and was an active member of the St. Louis Bar Association and a devoted Washington U alumni.

Gary had a passion for both tennis and travel. And every world city he visited, he would arrange to play tennis. He played in Stockholm, Acapulco, London, Paris and Messina, Sicily, where he missed going to Mount Etna to play one more set. He also won the state championship for the Senior Olympic Games twice in tennis and once in ping-pong.

Gary’s philosophy of life was “Work hard, play hard.” He did that enthusiastically. One of his last statements was, “I had a wonderful life.”

Gary truly treasured his many relatives and friends and was very emotional about the many phone calls and visits from friends and family near and far. He was quick to say, “I am proud of you,” to his children and grandchildren over their many achievements.

Gary was proud of his 6 years in the Army Reserves and his athletic achievements.

He treasured his health and was very thankful to Dr. Haikel, Dr. Leidenfrost and the caring professionals of St. Luke’s Hospital who spent the past 8 years keeping him alive.

Gary was grateful to have “had it all.”

Gary is survived by his sweetheart, life partner and wife, Susan Saxe. He had two amazing children Margy Weisman (Doug) and David Morris (Susie). He also had two loving bonus children, Matthew Saxe and Adrienne Saxe (Andrew Borches.) Gary was the grandfather of 7 wonderful grandchildren, Jake and Cal Weisman, Blair, Kayla, and Evan Morris, Caitlin Saxe and Ben Borches.

Funeral service Wednesday, July 19th 10:30 AM at New Mt. Sinai Mausoleum, 8430 Gravois, followed immediately by graveside burial.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Mt Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois, Affton, MO 63123; St. Luke’s Hospital Heart Services, Office of Development, St. Luke's Hospital, 232 S. Woods Mill Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017; or the International Institute of St. Louis, 3401 Arsenal, St Louis , MO 63118.

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Helen Jean Flegel

January 13, 1936 - July 15, 2023  

Loving mother and mother-in-law of Julie, Jeff (Carol) and Todd (Kirsten) Flegel; beloved grandmother of Jason, Josh, Keenan and Noah Flegel; dear sister and sister-in-law of Elaine Rothman and Sally Gorman (Ron); dear aunt and friend. She will be forever loved, and deeply missed.

Visitation Thursday, July 20th 11:30 AM at BERGER MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 9430 Olive Blvd, followed by funeral service at 12:00 Noon. Interment New Mt. Sinai Cemetery. Memorial contributions preferred to the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry. Visit bergermemorialchapel.com for more information.

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Gerard Jay Moskowitz

June 17, 1940 - July 23, 2023

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Roger L. Goldman

June 13, 1941 - July 29, 2023

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Funeral services for Roger L. Goldman, a beloved St. Louis University law professor and a national leader in police reform, will be held August 1, 2023 at 10:00 am at Central Reform Congregation, 5020 Waterman Boulevard at Kingshighway. Please see below for Live Stream details. The interment will be private.

Professor Goldman, 82, died while surrounded by his family on July 29, 2023 after a long illness.

Professor Goldman’s police-related crusade began in 1980 when he learned of the killing of an unarmed man by a Bridgeton Terrace policeman. Remembering that the same officer had been fired three years earlier by Maplewood police after being accused of prisoner abuse, he wondered how this man could have landed another police job a few miles away.

The question led him to discover that few legal mechanisms anywhere prevented police fired from one job from moving to another -- “wandering cops.” He proposed a solution: States should write laws strengthening their ability to revoke the licenses of police who had committed significant misconduct – just as states already had for many other professions.

Through law review articles, conference talks, and other means, Roger advocated for license-related reforms for more than 40 years. Recognized as the nation’s foremost expert on police licensure, he was often quoted in The New York Times and other prominent newspapers and seen on PBS News Hour and other news programs.

His persistence, calm persuasion, and lack of egotism paid off, with 10 states adopting the kind of legislation he advocated and dozens more strengthening existing laws.

A revered teacher at SLU Law School, Roger was best known for his courses in Constitutional law and was named teacher of the year three times. He also co-authored three award-winning books on legal subjects and served twice as Associate Dean and once as Interim Dean. In 2017, the law school inducted him into its Order of the Fleur de Lis, the school’s highest honor.

From 1974 to 1976 Roger also served as president of the ACLU of Eastern Missouri; in 1984 as the first president of Central Reform Congregation, which he also helped found; and in 1991 as president of Community School.

Astonishingly, he did all this without breaking a sweat. Roger’s default expression was a smile, and he found humor everywhere.

The son of Dr. Alfred and Miriam Goldman, Roger graduated from John Burroughs School, Harvard University, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Surviving are his wife, Stephanie Riven; two sons, Josh (Sarah) of St. Louis and Sam, of San Francisco; two grandchildren, Jacob and Lily, of St. Louis; a brother, Tom (Barbara Kosnar), of Mill Valley, CA.; and innumerable friends and admirers. Another brother, Alan, of Raleigh, NC, predeceased him.

Memorial contributions may be made to the ACLU of Missouri, the Central Reform Congregation Music Fund, SLU Law School, or the organization of your choice.

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