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Vivian Rae Meyer
December 20, 1937 - February 07, 2019

Meyer, Vivian Rae February 7, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Morton L. Meyer; special friend of the late Leon Lee Dardick; dear mother and mother-in-law of Rick Rosenberg (Olivia Ramos), Dr. Marla Nosan (Dr. David) and Dr. Brett Rosenberg (Sonia), dear stepmother of Nancy Meyer (Marc Weiss), Danny Meyer (Audrey) and Tom Meyer (Julie Stevenson), Greg Gottlieb and Randy Gottlieb (Katie); dear grandmother of Chloe Nosan, Lee, Francie and D.J. Gottlieb; dear sister and sister-in-law of the late Richard Diener (Jackie), Joan Sutton and Kathleen Halverson (Robert); our dear aunt, cousin and friend. Services: Funeral service Monday, February 11, 10:00 a.m. at BERGER MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 9430 Olive Boulevard. No visitation prior to funeral service. Private family interment. Mrs. Meyer was a longtime employee of Planned Parenthood. Memorial contributions preferred to Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood, 4251 Forest Park Avenue, 63108 or Habitat for Humanity.

Michael Joseph Steinbaum
April 4, 1963 - February 21, 2019
Steinbaum, Michael Joseph (April 4, 1963 - February 21, 2019). Beloved husband of Deborah Dubin and adored father of Max and Charlie Steinbaum; cherished son of Harlan and the late Jo Ann Glaser Steinbaum; best friend and brother to Elizabeth (David) Weinstein and Richard (Lecie) Steinbaum, loving son-in-law to Judith and the late Michael Dubin; dear brother-in-law to Eric (Jill) Dubin and Amy Dubin; special uncle to Jennifer (Maxton), Allison, Katherine, Noah, Jessie, Taylor, Rory and Lucas, and great-uncle to Jackson; Mike was an exceptional nephew, cousin and friend. A 1981 graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School, where he was recognized as having the best smile by his classmates, Mike earned his undergraduate degree from Stanford University with Phi Beta Kappa honors, followed by a law degree at Duke University. After more than a dozen years living in San Francisco, where he and Deb met and started their family, they moved to Clayton, Missouri. Mike worked for a number of start-up companies and spent a significant part of his career as an executive with Apple Core Holdings and their various portfolio companies, working alongside treasured friends. A world traveler, a published author, and the family's acknowledged expert on Gilligan's Island, Mike was incredibly kind, genuine, funny and humble, and his legacy is readily apparent in his two sons, who remain his greatest joy. Services: Memorial services to celebrate and honor Mike's wonderful life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 24, at Central Reform Congregation, 5020 Waterman Boulevard at Kingshighway. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are welcome to the St. Louis Community Foundation, #2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, MO 63105; please specify that donations are in memory of Michael Steinbaum. Please visit bergermemorialchapel.com for more information. BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE

Sanford Ungar

June 10, 1929 - February 25, 2019 

Ungar, Sanford February 25, 2019. Beloved husband of Brooke Ungar; dear father and father-in-law of Steve Ungar (the late Nicole), Lisa Ungar and Susie Joffe (Jay), Tracy Drissell (Don) and David Parentin (Lannette); dear grandfather of Serge and Julian Ungar, Jessica and Katie Joffe; our dear friend. Services: Visitation Wednesday, February 27, 1:00 p.m. at BERGER MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 9430 Olive Blvd. followed by funeral service at 1:30 p.m. Interment Mt. Sinai Cemetery. Memorial contributions preferred to the charity of your choice. Please visit bergermemorialchapel.com for more information.

Scott A. Kessler

January 16, 1959 - February 25, 2019


Scott was born on January 16, 1959 and passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019. Scott was a resident of Saint Louis, Missouri at the time of passing. A private funeral service will be held.


Kenneth A. Marshall, longtime medical supply businessman and community leader, died peacefully of natural causes, on Sunday, Sept. 17, surrounded by loved ones. He was 90.

Mr. Marshall combined compassion and concern for his fellow members of both the Jewish and general communities with a keen intellect and ability to cut through red tape delays to move projects forward. He was on the Jewish Federation Committee on Jewish Education and forcefully offered the resolution to create the Central Agency for Jewish Education (now the Center for Jewish Learning).

Kenneth Aloe Marshall was born on Feb. 28, 1927, in Chicago,  the son of Edmund and Viola Aloe Marx. He served in the Navy Air Corps from 1944-1945. He was a 1947 graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and in 1969 graduated from the Harvard School of Management and Business in its Advanced Management Program.

Kenneth Marshall

February 28, 1927 - September 16, 2017 

 In 1948, Mr. Marshall joined the A.S. Aloe Company, a medical and surgical supply company started by his great-grandfather, which later became the Sherwood Medical Company,  from which he retired as vice president in 1984.

In 1950, Mr. Marshall married the former Lois Carp.  A statement released by his family said, “Together they built a loving family and strong network of friends, traveled the world and gave back to the city they loved.”

Mr. Marshall devoted the rest of his life, up until days before his death, to philanthropy and volunteerism. He remained actively involved in the health care industry while also turning his attention to the growth and betterment of the community.  He was board chairman and a trustee of the Deaconess Health Service Corp. and Deaconess Hospital.  

Throughout his life, Mr. Marshall was dedicated to and active in the Jewish community.  He held director positions at the Jewish Community Center, the St. Lois Jewish Light, and Temple Emanuel, among other local organizations.

Mr. Marshall was a member of the Jewish Light Board of Trustees during its early formative years as an autonomous publication with its own board independent of the Federation. The late Melvin L. Newmark, a past president of the Light board, was fond of recalling how Mr. Marshall resolved a dispute as to how much space on page one should be devoted to local news and how much to national and world news and features. His “Marshall Plan,” as Mr. Newmark said it came to be known, devoted about 50 percent of page one to local news and 50 percent to national and world news—except when there was a major story in either area which required more space. 

“Ken had a way of cutting to the chase in a very logical and persuasive way and helped resolve numerous controversies at our board and editorial committee meeting,” Mr. Newmark remarked at a Light anniversary celebration.

In 1984, he became chairman of the fireworks  committee of the Veiled Prophet Fair, which launched his prolific love of overseeing and enjoying fireworks shows. In 1985, he and Harris J. Frank began working to launch the National Senior Olympics Organization (now the National  Senior Games Association), which saw its first Games hosted in St. Louis  in 1987, with 2,500 competitors and over 100,000 spectators.

Among other projects in which Mr. Marshall was involved, he was especially devoted to the maintenance and improvement of the Aloe Plaza in downtown St. Louis. It was envisioned by his grandfather, Louis P. Aloe, and made into reality by his grandmother Edith in 1940.

The Plaza features the famous sculpture and fountain by Carl Milles, “The Meeting of the Rivers,” representing the confluence  of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, alongside 17 mythical figures representing tributaries.


A family member said, “In Ken’s life, it also came to represent a convergence of his greatest passions—history, art,  engineering, St. Louis and family.”

Mr. Marshall is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lois Carp Marshall; their three children:  Linda Peterson (Michael), Larry Marshall and Ken Marshall Jr. (Lois), five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A service for Mr. Marshall  was held Sept. 19 at Temple Emanuel, where Rabbi Elizabeth Hersh and Rabbi Joseph Rosenbloom officiated. In lieu of

flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the St. Louis Community Foundation-Aloe Plaza Fund, 2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, Mo., 63105, or the National Senior Games Association, PO Box 82059

Ruth R. Block

December 10, 1912 - March 17, 2019

Block, Ruth R. December 12, 1912 - March 17, 2019 Beloved wife of the late Louis S. Block; dear mother of Stephen Block and Frances Block; loving grandmother of Michael Sandler, Robert Sandler, Jay Sandler, and Sarah Judd; dear great-grandmother of Jameson and Solomon Sandler; beloved sister of the late Esther Senturia, Edward (Hilda) Radloff, David (Marian) Radloff, Ethel (Jake) Fishman, Edythe (Harold) Drebin, and Marvin (Margo) Radloff. Our dear aunt, great aunt, cousin, and friend. Ruth was 106 years young, beautiful inside and out, and she will be missed by all who knew her, but most of all by her family. Services: Graveside service Thursday, March 21, 11:00 a.m. at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois Road. Contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. A RINDSKOPF-ROTH SERVICE
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