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Edwin Shifrin

December 08, 1922 - July 19, 2019

Shifrin, Edwin G. passed away in Clayton on July 19 at the age of 96. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Barbara, three children, Ellen (Charlie) Kearns of Bend, OR, Dan (Jennifer) of Colorado, and Mary (Tom) Bloch of Kansas City, MO, eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert (Bob), and sister, Miriam (Mitzi) Sisson, and their spouses. Ed was born and raised in St. Louis and attended John Burroughs School. He spent two years at Amherst College before Army service in World War II interrupted his college years. He landed on Omaha Beach in mid-June, 1944. He fought in several battles in and around St. Lo, Mortain, and St. Barthelemy and was captured in early August. He escaped from a German prison camp with two others in January, 1945, and returned to the United States in May. As a result of his combat service, Ed earned the Purple Heart and POW medals. After returning to St. Louis, he enrolled in Washington University School of Law and, upon graduation, joined his father's and uncle's law practice, Shifrin & Treiman. He had a long and distinguished legal career, emphasizing mergers and acquisitions, general business law, and estate planning. He was of counsel at Gallop & Johnson when he retired. Ed also served as a board member and officer for numerous charitable and civic organizations, including Jewish Hospital, Washington University Medical Centers, the Leader Foundation, and Jewish Family and Children's Services, among others. He was a long-time member of Westwood Country Club, serving a term as its president, and of Temple Emanuel. Ed particularly enjoyed family vacations with his children and, later, grandchildren. Other travel included fishing trips to Canada, sailing in the Caribbean, and tours in various countries and the U.S. He became an enthusiastic horseback rider later in life, riding regularly at home and taking several horseback trips in the Western U.S. and Europe. Ed was an avid golfer with a hole-in-one to his credit. No memorial service is planned and the family requests that no flowers be sent. Instead, contributions in memory of Edwin Shifrin may be made to John Burroughs School, 755 S. Price Road, St. Louis, MO 63124 or online at jburroughs.org/supportburroughs/endowments-memorials. Contributions may also be made to the Washington University School of Medicine, Lab of Dr. Randall Bateman. Gifts can be made online at gifts.wustl.edu, or mailed to Attn: Alexandra Carr, Washington University, CB 1247, 7425 Forsyth Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63105. For online gifts, please select the School of Medicine, and enter in the designation box Lab of Dr. Randall Bateman. For checks, please make payable to Washington University and enter on the memo line Lab of Dr. Randall Bateman.

Robert Feigenbaum

May 24, 1926 - July 30, 2019 

Robert E. Feigenbaum passed away July 30, 2019. He graduated CBC High School in St. Louis at the age of 16 and went on to Washington University where he received his law degree at 20 years of age and had to wait 6 months till he was 21 to take and pass the bar exam. For 7 years he practiced law until he went to work for Turco Manufacturing Company in St. Louis. He later became President of Turco and in 1960, moved Turco from St. Louis to Du Quoin, and his entire family to Carbondale, where they lived for 37 years. Another subsidiary was Charmglow gas barbecue grills. Bob was also very active on the business development board at SIU.

His wife Lois pre-deceased him 15 years ago. Their children Sue (Gene Ackley), Robyn (Jim McHale), Keith (Paula Smith), along with Bob’s two grandchildren children, Jacqueline Adams and Jeffrey Long, his six great grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter will all miss him deeply.

Visitation Friday, August 2 at 10:00 a.m. at BERGER MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 9430 Olive Boulevard, Olivette, MO 63132, followed by funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Interment following the funeral service at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois, Affton, MO 63123.

Louise Levin Mandel

April 29, 1935 - August 30, 2019

Louise Levin Mandel died August 30, 2019, beloved wife of Barry Mandel for 58 years; dear mother and mother-in-law of Lisa Mandel (Ruth Heyman) and Julie Marcus (David); dear grandmother of Max Mandel, Sammy, Lily and Eli Marcus; dear daughter of the late Sam and the late Sylvia Levin; dear sister and sister-in-law of Lois Goldberg (the late Buddy); dear aunt of Steve (Lori), Paul (Susan) and Mark (Amy Weinhaus) Goldberg.

Louise was a vivacious, loving, gregarious, kind, talented mother/grandmother/wife and friend. A graduate of Mary Institute and Washington University, and a lifelong member of Temple Israel; she married Barry Mandel in 1961. They were the last couple to be married at the old Temple Israel on Kingshighway. They had 2 daughters and in addition to being a stay at home mom, Louise was a successful travel agent for more than 20 years. She was an active member of the NCJW, a superlative card player and a Bridge Life Master. We want to express our deepest gratitude for the loving care she received from the staff at Dolan Memory Care and Hope Hospice. She will be missed dearly by her family and enormous circle of lifelong friends.

Services: Funeral service Tuesday, Sept. 3rd, 11:00 a.m. at BERGER MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 9430 Olive Blvd, No visitation prior to service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer's Association Greater Missouri Chapter or a charity of your choice. Visit bergermemorialchapel.com for more information.

Alva Moog, Jr.

November 13, 1929 - September 3, 2019

Alva Moog, Jr. died on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from complications following hip surgery. He was 89 years old. Alva was born on November 13, 1929 in St. Louis, MO. His parents were Betty and S. Alva Moog. He was raised in St. Louis and attended St. Louis Country Day. Upon graduation in 1947 he attended Amherst College and graduated in 1951. In 1955 he married the love of his life, Jean Sachar and they remained married for the next 64 years.

Alva was an enthusiastic tennis player for most of his life and an accomplished photographer.

He was very active in the St Louis area as the owner of the Serta Royal Bedding Company between 1959 and the sale of the company in 2007. He also served as Chairman of the Board of the Moog School for Deaf Education and as a director of The Wyman Center.

Alva Moog was preceded in death by his sons Teddy and David. He is survived by his wife, Jean as well as his loving daughter and son-in-law, Betsy and Mike Brooks; his son and daughter-in-law, Rick Moog and Pat Martin and his son, Bob Moog, His ten grandchildren, Michelle, Matthew, Madeline and Moogie Brooks; Mark, Samantha, Alexander, Nina, Maia and Lydia Moog will also miss him deeply.

Services: Funeral service Friday, September 6, 1:00 p.m. at Temple Emanuel, 12166 Conway Rd. No visitation prior to service. There will be a private family burial following the service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Moog Center for Deaf Education, 12300 South Forty Drive, St Louis, MO 63141.


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