Week of June 28, 2006


Lizabeth Rose Gibbons, daughter of Shelley Gibbons of St. Louis, and Matthew Dan Berman, son of Dr. Mel and Anita Berman of Raleigh, N.C., have announced their engagement.

She is the granddaughter of Ruth Sacks Berger of Clayton and Jerry Berger of New York.

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He is the grandson of Julia Goldczer and the late Leo Goldczer of Miami and the late Emma Berman and the late Samuel Berman of New York.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Parkway Central and the University of Illinois, where she earned a B.S. degree in psychology. She is currently a medical sales representative. Her fianc é is a graduate of University of North Carolina-Charlotte and Logan College of Chiropractic. He is currently a chiropractor in Clayton.

A May 2007 wedding is planned.

Pickers celebrate 50 years

Saul and Barbara Picker celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 24. They renewed their vows at Parc Provance on Sunday, June 25, with Rabbi Carnie Rose from B’nai Amoona.


Michelle Leigh Melnik, daughter of Dr. Paul and Barbara Melnik of Creve Coeur, and Marc David Stone, son of Diane Stone of Los Angeles and Joel and Debra Stone of Long Beach, Calif., were married Sept. 25, 2005, at the Country Club of Saint Albans, where Rabbi Howard Kaplansky officiated. A wedding reception followed the ceremony at the same location. She is the granddaughter of Bill and Edna Melnick of St. Louis and Ruth and the late Mitchell Melnik. He is the grandson of Helen Bishop of Great Neck, N.Y., and the late Mack and Lee Stone.

The bride chose Julie Schneiderman, her sister, as matron of honor. Alison Melnik, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Lisa Stone, sister of the groom, and Mockenzie Stone (junior bridesmaid), sister of the groom. The groom chose Ken Dorn as best man. Groomsmen were Andrew Eisenthal, cousin of the groom, and Greg Schneiderman, brother-in-law of the bride.

Following a wedding trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the couple resides in Overland Park, Kan.