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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


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Larry Trochtenberg

Larry Trochtenberg, May 22, 2022 Beloved husband of Roberta Trochtenberg; dear father of Dr. David Scott Trochtenberg (Randi) and Mark Trochtenberg (Erin McGlothlin, PhD); dear grandfather of Dr. Alyssa...

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Phyllis Fox

Phyllis Fox, May 15, 2022 Beloved wife of the late Frank Fox for 51 years.  Dear mother of Harland (Linda) Fox, Kevin (Olga) Fox and Cynthia (Shawn) Omrani.  Loving grandmother of Dylan, Kyler and...

Ruth Rochester
Ruth Rochester

Ruth Rochester passed away on Monday, May 16 at the age of 75.Beloved wife of Marty Rochester; dear mother and mother-in-law of Shaya Rochester (Marisa) and Sean Rochester (Carolyn); loving "Bubby" to...

Dr. Morton Mower, Jewish co-inventor of a revolutionary defibrillator, dies at 89
Dr. Morton Mower, Jewish co-inventor of a revolutionary defibrillator, dies at 89

(Intermountain Jewish News via JTA) – The implantable defibrillator, a small device that can be installed under a patient’s skin and immediately send a shock to correct any irregular heart rhythms,...

Journalist, older-adult advocate Alice S. Handelman passes away at 79
Journalist, older-adult advocate Alice S. Handelman passes away at 79

Alice S. Handelman, adored mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many, passed away Monday, May 16, 2022 after a brave battle with leukemia. She was 79. An award-winning writer and photographer,...

Betty Renee Marver
Betty Renee Marver

Betty Renee Marver, May 16, 2022 Renee is the beloved mother of Benjamin Rowan (J.C. Rose); dear daughter of the late Sherman and the late Idell Marver; dear sister of James Marver and Loui Marver;...

Phyllis Sunshine
Phyllis Sunshine

Phyllis Sunshine, May 16, 2022 Phyllis Lefton Sunshine was born to Dorothy and Joseph Lefton on January 29, 1934 in St. Louis, MO. She was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Herbert Sunshine; dear...

Philip Joel Altman
Philip Joel Altman

Philip Joel Altman, May 12, 2022 Beloved son of Dr. Martin and Patricia Altman.  Dear nephew, cousin and friend. Philip earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Missouri, Columbia.  From...

Melvin Kraus
Melvin Kraus

Melvin Kraus was born and raised in St. Louis and was a resident of Bethesda, Maryland where he passed away after a short illness on May 1, 2022. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving...

Rita Fineberg
Rita Fineberg

Rita Fineberg (née Levey), August 11, 1938 - May 14, 2022. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah, her son, Michael (Brenda), her granddaughters Stephanie and Analinda Rae, and many cousins. Rita...

Brad Schwartz
Brad Schwartz

Brad Schwartz, age 62, passed away, Sunday, May 8, 2022. He was born November 17, 1959 in St. Louis, the eldest son of Arthur and Susan (nee Lippman) Schwartz. Brad received his Master's degree from...

David Laurence Smith
David Laurence Smith

David Laurence Smith, May 14, 2022 Beloved husband of Michele Smith.  Loving son and son-in-law of late Theodore and the late Regina Smith and the late Gilbert and the late Lillian Kulbersh.  Dear...

Irving Lee “Buddy” Cooper
Irving Lee “Buddy” Cooper

Irving Lee “Buddy” Cooper passed away May 12, 2022 with his family by his side at the age of 91. Buddy was born in St. Louis on Aug 6, 1930 to the late Selma and Morris Cooper.  He attended...

Steven Stiffelman
Steven Stiffelman

Steven Stiffelman, May 10, 2022 Beloved son of the late Jeanne and the late Dave Stiffelman. Loving husband of Deborah “Debbie” Stiffelman; dear father and father-in-law of Erin Heckendorn (Colby),...

Irvin Alan Appt
Irvin Alan Appt

Irvin Alan Appt, 78, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at 7:35 p.m., Sunday, May 8, 2022, in Hollywood, FL. Irvin was born September 2, 1943 to Henrietta and Henry Appt. He is preceded in death...

Winifred Tober Frelich
Winifred Tober Frelich

Winifred Tober Frelich (April 13, 1925 – April 28, 2022) died peacefully at home surrounded by her family after a brief illness. Wini, who grew up in St. Louis, was the youngest and last survivor of...

Joan Frelich
Joan Frelich

Joan Frelich, 70, died on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at home surrounded by her family. Joan grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and was a resident of Lexington, MA for 40 years. Joan was predeceased by her husband...

Sanford Weiss
Sanford Weiss

Sanford Weiss was born July 21, 1932, in St. Louis, Missouri.  Raised in Clayton then Richmond Heights, Sanford attended St. Louis Country Day School, where he excelled in football and track. At Princeton,...

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Richard Sokol

Richard Sokol, 91, passed away on May 9, 2022. He was the beloved husband of the late Irene Feir Sokol; dear father and father-in-law of Judy Evans (Tom), Jerry Chason-Sokol (Martha), and Bob Sokol;...

Shepard A. Ellis
Shepard A. Ellis

Shepard A. Ellis, May 5, 2022 Beloved husband of the late Faith (Kusmer) Ellis; dear father of Terry Izraelevitz (David) of Los Alamos, NM, Karolyn Ellis of Canyon City, CO, and L. Scott Ellis (Carol)...

Robert Simon Mendelsohn, M.D.
Robert Simon Mendelsohn, M.D.

Robert Simon Mendelsohn, MD, 94, passed away on April 28, 2022 after an exceptionally accomplished and rich life.  Born in 1928 in Cincinnati, he grew up in a tight-knit, loving family alongside three...

Janice Goldenberg Mintz
Janice Goldenberg Mintz

Janice Goldenberg Mintz, May 3, 2022 Beloved wife of the late Sidney Goldenberg and the late Irv Mintz; dear mother and mother-in-law of Jack Goldenberg (Erin), Dr. Joe Goldenberg (Zeena), Gwen Rubin...

Jordan “Sonny” Rudolph
Jordan “Sonny” Rudolph

Jordan “Sonny” Rudolph of St. Louis, Missouri passed away on May 2, 2022 at the age of 87 after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Elaine Shevitz Rudolph for 69 ½ years.  Dear...

Dorothy A. Maer
Dorothy A. Maer

Dorothy A. Maer, May 3. 2022 Beloved wife of the late Dr. Stanley Maer; dear mother and mother-in-law of Peter Maer (Elizabeth), Craig Maer (Helane) and Steven Maer (Anne); loving grandmother of Jonathan...

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