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Larry W. Glenn

July 9, 1947 - June 09, 2022

Larry Glenn, son of Austin and Valada Glenn, was born July 9, 1947. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Law in 1974, cum laude, after receiving his BA in business from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1969. Larry married Gail in 1970.  His three passions included his family and friends, the law and his photography.

Larry loved his career as a trial lawyer.  He believed in helping those who were wronged and fought valiantly in their defense.  His many accomplishments included: President of the Lawyer’s Association of Saint Louis, chair of the trial section of the Metropolitan Bar Association, chair of the legal committee at Shaare Emeth and Camp Rainbow, and syndicated columnist in a business/legal newspaper serving several states. He entertained his readers with strong legal opinions, but was most known for his article on the tragic death of Arthur Ashe, as well as other socially relevant topics. As a respected member of the legal community, Larry was often asked to be a guest speaker at various legal seminars. He was a lawyer in his heart to his last day.

Larry was a committed member of the Board at the Sheldon and the Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers. His compassion was reserved for his many years as a founding Board member of Camp Rainbow, a special camping program for children with cancer or blood diseases.

Although an accomplished professional, Larry always put the needs of his family as his highest priority; whether coaching little league baseball, soccer, working on Science Fair projects or helping drive endless carpools, his family knew they could count on his support. As the family enlarged, he offered the same enthusiasm and carpool runs as he watched his grandchildren flourish.

After surviving cancer twice in his thirties, Larry was diagnosed with Parkinsons in his early sixties. Larry not only loved his family, immediate and extended, he found great comfort and joy in his connections with many close friends. With his friends, he traveled extensively, participated in a history book club, and enjoyed his long lasting poker group, golf trips and photography excursions. Larry led the way to purchase a well loved home in Montana, setting the stage for longterm meaningful memories with family and friends.

Larry will be missed by his wife, Gail, his children Ethan and Alise, granddaughters Alyssa Fritz, Anna Gardner and Isebella and Cheyenne Glenn (Arizona), in laws, nephews, nieces, extended family and his deep and loyal following of incredible friendships.  In spite of various hardships, Larry maintained his dignity and took great pleasure in the life he led.

Funeral service Sunday, June 12 at 1 PM at the Mausoleum at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois. Masks are required. Interment follows. Memorial contributions preferred to the Greater St. Louis Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association, 16100 Chesterfield Parkway West, Ste. 125, Chesterfield, MO 63017. Please visit bergermemorialchapel.com for Live Stream details. BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE

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Rae Fredkin Meyer

July 26, 1928 - June 13, 2022

Beloved wife of the late Sheldon Meyer.  Dear mother of Susan (Mark) Messersmith and John F. Meyer.  Beloved sister of Jacqueline Fredkin (the late Herbert) Arst.  Dear sister-in-law of the late Robert (the late Eleanor) Meyer and the late Richard (Shirley) Meyer.  Our dear aunt, great aunt, cousin and friend.

Mrs. Meyer was a long time and beloved teacher/librarian with the Ladue School District.

Graveside service Thursday, June 16, 10:30AM at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois Road.  For live stream, please click "watch video", found below. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, P.O. BOX 37920, Boone, IA, 50037-0920.

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Marian Carolyn Auer

February 8, 1935 - June 14, 2022

Beloved wife of Arthur I. Auer, MD.  Dear mother of Arthur I. (Shary) Auer, II and David E. Auer, MD.  Loving grandmother of Hannah E. Auer (Tyler) Whitley, Alex H. (Sandi) Auer, Sam E. Auer and Nicole M. Auer.  Cherished great grandmother of Grayson Q. Auer and Jackson K. Auer.  Dear sister-in-law of Betty Auer (Tom) Philipsborn.  Beloved daughter of the late Howard and Myrtle Dillie.  Dear aunt of Lisa Philipsborn (Paul) Blumberg, Anne (Rick Ray) Philipsborn  and Mari (Eric Terman, MD) Philipsborn.

She was born and grew up in Granite City, IL.  Her early primary grades were attended in a one room schoolhouse.  She received her R.N. from the Barnes Hospital School of Nursing and worked at St. Louis Maternity Hospital in Labor and Delivery for a number of years. 

Marian married the love of her life, Arthur, March 2, 1957 and they spent over 65 wonderful years together.  While they lived all their life in Clayton, MO, she and Arthur enjoyed traveling the world to places far and near.  Marian was a member and lifelong volunteer for NCJW and the Miriam Foundation, but her primary interest was raising her two boys.  She enjoyed being a lifelong reader, crossword puzzle worker and partner to her husband.

Memorial service Friday, June 17, 1:00 PM at Temple Israel, #1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Drive.  Visitation with the family beginning at 12:30PM until time of service.  Live stream available at www.ti-stl.org/watch.  Private family interment.  Contributions in Marian’s memory may be made to the Scholarship Foundation, 6825 Clayton Avenue, Suite 100, St. Louis, MO, 63139 or to the Miriam Foundation, 1138 N. Warson Road, St. Louis, MO, 63132.

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Elaine Lindecke

September 8, 1931 - June 19, 2022

(nee Goldring), She was the beloved wife of Fred Lindecke for over 65 years; dearest mother of Steven (Elizabeth) Lindecke of Cleveland, OH and Stacy (Snehal) Desai of Pittsburgh, PA; loving grandmother of Owen and Elliott Desai and Ryan, Kyle and Lucy Lindecke; devoted sister of Harlan (Katherine) Goldring of New York, NY and sister-in-law of Robert (Barbara) Lindecke; dear aunt and great-aunt. Daughter of the late Maurice Goldring and the late Rose Goldring.

 
She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in English Literature in 1953 from Washington University, where she was the recipient of a four-year honor scholarship.  She returned to academia thirty years later to earn an MBA at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Her extensive professional career revolved around advertising and public relations, both as a writer and as an executive. In retirement, she formed Lindecke and Associates to continue to service clients. She was a member of the Public Relations Society of America and the Woman's Society of Washington University.  She served on the boards of the American Parkinson Association, Lydia's House and Progressive Youth Connection. 
 
She enjoyed reading, creative writing, bridge, "bleeding blue" for the St. Louis Blues, and for many years was a ticket holder at the Indy 500.
 
Funeral Service Friday, June 24, 12:00pm at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery Mausoleum, 8430 Gravois Rd.  Visitation for Elaine will begin at 11:30am.  Contributions in her memory preferred to the charity of your choice.

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John Fudemberg

March 26, 1949 -  June 21, 2022

John Dennis Fudemberg, 73, died at his home in St. Louis, Missouri on June 21, 2022 from pancreatic cancer. A lifelong St. Louisan, he was born March 26, 1949 and grew up in Ladue. He graduated from Ladue High School and attended The University of Wisconsin in Madison where he met his wife of almost fifty years, Annette Reiser. John earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. Upon graduation, he returned to St. Louis to join his family’s paper recycling business, Imperial Paper Stock Company, of which he ultimately became President.

John is survived by his wife, Annette (Reiser) Fudemberg, his son Scott Fudemberg (Cara), daughter Marni Fudemberg Deutsch (Jeremy), his sister Gail Fudemberg Zugerman (Charles), and four grandchildren: Ella and Caroline Deutsch and Jack and Sloan Fudemberg.

Funeral service Friday, June 24th, 1:00 PM at Congregation Temple Israel #1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Drive. No visitation prior to service. Private family interment.

Memorial contributions may be made to Siteman Cancer Center – Dr. Lim Research Fund. Please see below for Live Stream information.

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Lawrence Mange

February 23, 1955 - June 30, 2022

Beloved son of Franklin E. and the late Barbara Mange; dear brother of Joyce Mange, Martin Mange (Carole), and Emily Mange; dear uncle of Megan Mange, Erica Mange, and Scarlet Zell; dear nephew, cousin, and friend to many.

Larry’s family is especially grateful to the Independence Center for the love, companionship, and support provided to Larry.

Graveside service Tuesday, July 5 at 1 PM at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois. Memorial contributions preferred to the Independence Center, 4245 Forest Park Avenue, St. Louis, MO  63108. Please visit bergermemorialchapel.com for more information. BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE

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Katherine Samuels

December 27, 1931 - July 02, 2022

Katherine “Kit” Samuels died after a brief illness in St. Louis, Missouri. She was 90.

Kit was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to Leon Hirsch Rittenberg and Katherine Polack Rittenberg. Kit grew up in New Orleans and started going to bars, as she liked to put it, as soon as she was old enough to reach the counter and pay her tab. Kit attended and graduated from Metairie Park Country Day School, and she attended Vassar College and Goucher College.

Kit married Edward “Buddy” Samuels after their third date in October, 1953, and they were happily married for 62 years until his death in June, 2016.  Kit was a successful businessperson, and she started her career importing gumbo from fine restaurants in New Orleans. She then became a stockbroker, working for I. M. Simon and then for Stix and Company in St. Louis.  Later in her career, she co-founded Going Places Travel, which she ran from 1974 to 1988 before selling the company.

Kit had a love for golf, bridge, friends, family, travel, New Orleans, and Tanqueray, and a dislike for rules, regulations, and anyone who told her she couldn’t because she was a woman. She was known to give the pinky to people who deserved, but weren’t worthy of, the middle finger. She split her time between St. Louis and Naples, Florida.

Mrs. Samuels is survived by four children: Ted (Lori) Samuels of St. Louis, Sallie Samuels of Atlanta, Kris Samuels (Jim) Holmes of St. Louis, Peggy Samuels of Union City, New Jersey, and eight grandchildren.

Services in honor of Kit will be held on Wednesday, July 6 at 10 a.m. at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery in St. Louis. (Live stream of the funeral service available below, please click the "watch video" tab.)  There will be a reception following the service at Westwood Country Club. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Kit’s honor to The Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63110; Metairie Park Country Day School in New Orleans, C/O Lori Gordillo, Director of Development, 300 Park Road, Metairie, LA 70005; or to the John Burroughs School, Office of Advancement, 755 South Price Road, St. Louis, MO, 63124.

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Samuel Ralph Wool

June 22, 2022 - June 22, 2022

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John Levy

June 22, 1930 - September 17, 2010

Levy, John beloved husband of Yvonne Levy, died on September 17, 2010. Dear father of Janice (Jonas) Singer, Sharon and Ruth Levy; grandfather of Jeffrey, Jackie, Shawn Singer, Joseph Levy Kahn Contributions to the Humane Society of Missouri, 1201 Macklind Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110. BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE

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Yvonne Levy

June 22, 1932 - July 07, 2022

Beloved wife of the late John Levy; dear mother and mother-in-law of Janice Singer (Jonny) of Saint Louis, Sharon Levy of Cape Town, South Africa and Ruth Levy of Mullumbimby, Australia; Loving Granny of Jeff Singer (Kathryn), Jackie Halpern (Todd), Shawn Singer and Joseph Kahn; Adoring Great Granny of John Singer and Henry Halpern; Dear sister, aunt and friend.

Yvonne led a fulfilling life with many interests. She was a dedicated remedial teacher in South Africa and St. Louis, who spent many hours doing yoga and listening to orchestral music.

Funeral service Sunday, July 10, 10:00 at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois Rd. 63123.

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Violet Wilma Brown

July 28, 1931 - July 25, 2022

Violet graduated from Washington University with a Bachelor degree and taught English for many years.

She is survived by her three sons, Dennis Brown, Keith Brown, and Jason Brown, her six grandchildren, Stacy Laughlin, Ilene Walters, Ashley Echert, Conner Brown, Turner Brown, and Caroline Brown and her five Great Grandchildren, Asher, Ronan, Aaron, Iris, and Ely. Violet was preceded in death by her brothers Gilbert Rosch, Sam Rosch, and Sidney Rosch, but is survived by her sister, Estelle Bleich.

Violet will be long remembered for her passion for animal rights, her sense of humor, and her devotion to her family. She will be always loved and never forgotten. Services will be held at Mt Sinai Cemetery at 8430 Gravois Rd, St. Louis, MO on Sunday July 31 at Noon.

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Joan Quicksilver

December 14, 1930 - July 28, 2022 

Beloved daughter of the late Theodore and Beatrice “Betty”” (Lyner) Birke; Cherished wife for 60 years of the late Donald G. Quicksilver; Adored mother of four sons--William (Elizabeth); Robert; James (the late Jacqueline); and Jeffrey (Ashley). Loving grandmother of Kimberly (Matt) Salsbury; Matthew (Daniela) Quicksilver; Katherine (Michael) Heaney; Laura Quicksilver, Thomas Quicksilver, Brett Quicksilver, Noah Quicksilver and Emme Quicksilver. Dearest great grandmother of Madeleine Salsbury, Rosie Quicksilver, Carolina Heaney, Emma Salsbury, Elliot Quicksilver, and Georgia Heaney. Sister of Charles Birke and Sister-in-Law of Michelle Birke.  Mother-in-law of Patti Quicksilver. Dear friend of Jacqueline Riddick.

Joan was born and raised in the Bronx in New York City, in the shadow of Yankees Stadium and a couple of subway stops from Broadway. She became an avid New York Yankee fan and remained so until her final days, when Joan was still checking the ESPN App on her iPhone for the results of the prior night’s Yankees game. Joan’s proximity to Broadway instilled in her a lifelong love of theatre and show music, which provided the foundation for Joan to develop an extraordinary creative talent, one which manifested itself in a wildly successful and highly decorated career in Advertising and PR.

Joan moved to St. Louis when she was 14 years old and graduated from University City High School. She briefly attended Washington University, where Joan was swept off her feet at a fraternity party by a young man whom she would later in life often refer to as “Her Donald.”

Although Joan spent her entire adult life surrounded by Midwesterners, she never really lost her East Coast roots. Until her last days, she remained a New Yorker through and through—tough and driven. So, it was no surprise that Joan quickly took St. Louis by storm. In her early 20s, she began writing, directing, and producing full-scale musical productions for United Way, Barnes and Jewish Hospitals, Brandeis University, Jewish Community Centers, Jewish Federation, Ladue School District, Boy Scouts of St. Louis, Meadowbrook Country Club, and National Council of Jewish Women. To say that her productions brought down the house would be a gross understatement.

It did not take long for the City of St. Louis to recognize the talents of this extraordinary woman.  Indeed, in her early 30s, Joan received the St. Louis Globe Democrat “Woman of Achievement” Award for Creative Philanthropy. She is still one of the youngest women to be so recognized. 

In 1976, Joan and a partner formed IQ and Associates, an advertising and public relations firm based in Clayton. As president of the firm for 18 years and a trailblazing businesswoman, Joan managed campaigns for financial institutions, hospitals, hotels, restaurants, philanthropic organizations, shopping centers and a number of St. Louis institutions, including The St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Symphony, Fox Theatre, KMOX radio and KPLR-TV. For her efforts, Joan received a Flair Award for best local radio campaign, an Emmy Award for best locally written and produced television commercials, and the Marconi and Addy Award for best regional radio campaigns.

Not content to merely use her talents in business, Joan made an extraordinary commitment to the St. Louis community. In recognition of her philanthropy and in addition to the aforementioned “Woman of Achievement” award, Joan received The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis “President’s Award” in 2001 for outstanding performance in media and community relations.  Joan was also inducted into The Catfish Club, the highest honor bestowed by The Press Club, for distinguished service in the public relations field. In 2005, Joan was honored by the National Federation of Press Women with its Quest Award for Outstanding Professionalism in Journalism.  And, in 2008, she received an OWL Woman of Worth Award for outstanding professional and volunteer services.

Joan’s talents were in high demand from local civic and charitable institutions. She served with distinction on a plethora of boards, including the Women’s Division of Jewish Federation, Jazz St. Louis, Cancer Support Community, and the Press Club. Joan’s civic presence was so ubiquitous that some of her greatest admirers began calling her the “Grande Dame of St. Louis.”

While Joan was gratified by her professional success, the most important thing in her life was always family, especially her four sons, whom she called her greatest production. Joan was unequivocal in her love for them and fierce in her loyalty to them. Joan leaves behind an incredible legacy and a family who will cherish her memory forever.

Funeral service Thursday, August 4, 11:00 AM at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel, 8430 Gravois Road.  Live stream available, please click the "watch video" tab below.  Contributions in Joan’s memory may be made to the Quicksilver Fund for Colorectal Cancer Prognosis, C/O Barnes Jewish Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 790369, St. Louis, MO, 63179.

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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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