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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Carol Phyllis Keller
Carol Phyllis Keller

Carol Phyllis Keller, March 29, 1934-May 18, 2024 We celebrate the life of Carol Keller, age 90, who passed away peacefully on May 18th. Carol was the daughter of Fannie Shapiro and Joe Keller. Carol...

Lisa Dessain Bly
Lisa Dessain Bly

Lisa Dessain Bly, May 13, 2024 Beloved wife of Steven Bly; daughter of the late Warren and late Carolyn Dessain; dear daughter-in-law of Eric and Elaine Bly; sister of Wesley (Terry) Dessain and Scott...

Ivan Boesky, an American financier and expert in risk arbitrage who would later be convicted of illegal insider trading, seen in New York on July 29, 1983. (Bettmann/Getty Images)
Ivan Boesky, financier whose downfall led to a Jewish communal reckoning, dies at 87

(JTA) — Ivan Boesky, a financier whose role in an illegal insider trading scheme in the go-go 1980s sent shockwaves through a Jewish community to which he had been a generous donor, died Monday....

Ruth Young Hyman
Ruth Young Hyman

Ruth Young Hyman passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, May 17. She would have been 98 on June 7th. Ruth’s life was filled with art and music. She graduated with a BFA from Washington...

Richard M. Simon
Richard M. Simon

Richard M. Simon, July 27, 1943 - May 9, 2024, was a beloved brother and brother-in-law of Florine Bender Marks and Hank Marks; born in St Louis to the late Leon and Rose Simon; loving father of Jonathan...

Gary C. Liess
Gary C. Liess

Gary C. Liess, May 16, 2024 Beloved husband of Shari Liess; dear father of Benjamin Liess (Angie); Aaron Liess (Eva), Jeremy Liess (Ashley Vogler) and Matt Liess; dear grandfather of Hannah and Jake...

Laura Resnick
Laura Resnick

Laura Resnick, born January 19, 1947, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2024. She was the beloved daughter of the late Jess and Sylvia (Sorkin) Resnick. She is survived by her brothers Alan (Kathy...

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Jean Fitterman

Jean Fitterman, May 18, 2024 Beloved wife of the late Bernard Fitterman; dear mother and mother-in-law of Alan Fitterman (Marlene), Robert Fitterman and the late Stefan Fitterman; dear grandmother of...

Ronald L. Kramer
Ronald L. Kramer

Ronald L. Kramer, 01-11-1943 – 05/10/2024  Dear father and father-in-law of Amanda Geraghty (Todd), Susanna Reeves, and Kristina Davis (Charles); dear grandfather of Joey, Quinn, and Tyson Ronald...

Perry Palan
Perry Palan

Perry Palan, May 16, 2024 Perry Palan was born to Dorothy (Adler) and Michael Palan of University City, Missouri, on Thursday, April 8, 1943. He was named after his maternal great-grandfather, Pinchas...

Louis Glaser
Louis Glaser

Louis Glaser passed away peacefully on May 11, 2024, at the age of 93. Born on October 3, 1930, in St. Louis, Missouri. Louis was a devoted husband to his wife, Roberta (Bobbie) Glaser, with whom...

Ivan Bernard Rich
Ivan Bernard Rich

Ivan Bernard Rich passed away on May 13, 2024 after a long battle with crippling arthritis.  He was 83.  Ivan was a native St. Louis resident. After graduating from Normandy High School, he joined...

Phyllis Sandweiss
Phyllis Sandweiss

Phyllis Sandweiss passed away peacefully on Mother’s Day at the age of 87. She was the daughter of the late Hyman and Sylvia Cytron; beloved wife of 65 years to her middle school sweetheart, the...

Lev Soyfer
Lev Soyfer

Lev Isaakovich Soyfer, 05/23/1932 – 04/19/2024 Lev Isaakovich Soyfer passed away on April 19, 2024. Dear Father to Igor (Anna) Soyfer. Beloved grandfather of Isabella, Samuel and Jacob Soyfer. Lev...

Dr. Ram Levy
Dr. Ram Levy

Dr. Ram Levy, a revered chemist, father and grandfather, known for his intellectual curiosity, amiable demeanor, and profound love for Israel, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2024, at the age of 91. Born...

Lenora Passer Sachar
Lenora Passer Sachar

Lenora Passer Sachar, May 13, 1925—May 7,2024 Wife of Alvin Sachar z’l; Daughter of Anna Schneider z’l & Jacob Passer z’l; Mother of Ann (Alan) Spector, Jane (Bob) Brauer & Jerry...

Philip Orville Zatlin
Philip Orville Zatlin

Philip Orville Zatlin, husband of Carole Zatlin for 74 years, died on May 5. He was 98. Born in St. Louis in 1926, he was the son of the late Fay (Orenstein) Zatlin and George Zatlin. He grew up...

Obituary
Shirley Zeffren

Shirley Zeffren, May 4, 2024 Daughter of the late Ben (Dov Ber HaCohen) and the late Sylvia (Chaya Tzivia) Fredman; Wife of the late Ted Zeffren; Mother of Michael (Karen) Zeffren, Murray (Ahoova) Zeffren,...

Sidney L. Brenner
Sidney L. Brenner

Sidney L. Brenner, May 2, 2024 Sidney passed away peacefully at home after a short illness. Beloved husband of Toby Lerman Brenner for nearly 77 years; father and father-in-law of Gary (Terri)...

Sanford G. Freeman
Sanford G. Freeman

Sanford G. Freeman, April 30, 2024 Sanford G. Freeman, 90, of Novi, Michigan, died on April 30, 2024. Beloved husband of 66 years of Faith Freeman. Cherished father of James (Julia) Freeman,...

Marilyn Sue Kunitz
Marilyn Sue Kunitz

Marilyn Sue Kunitz, April 29, 2024 Marilyn passed away peacefully surrounded by family in her beloved hometown of St. Louis, MO Treasured and devoted wife of Bernard “Bernie” Kunitz for 63...

Arthur Jerold Bricker
Arthur Jerold Bricker

Arthur Jerold Bricker, April 27, 2024 Age 79; Born in St. Louis on October 6, 1944 to the late Lester and the late Ruth Bricker; beloved husband of Cassandra Levin Bricker; dear father and father-in-law...

Jack Bolozky
Jack Bolozky

Jack Bolozky, April 25, 2024 Beloved husband of the late Lillian "Bubbles" Bolozky.   Cherished father of Scott Bolozky (Mucki Judge) and Nancy Bolozky. Loving grandfather of Caitlyn Bolozky, great...

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Linda Shapiro Kottler

Linda Shapiro Kottler, April 25, 2024 Dear mother of Michael Kottler, Tim Kottler and the late Aaron Kottler.  Loving grandmother of Erin Hayn.  Dear daughter of the late Nathan and Sylvia Shapiro. ...

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