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Carole Anne Cytron Fleischmann Harris

Carole Anne Cytron Fleischmann Harris, Born 4/27/1932 in Louisville, KY passed away on July 7, 2024 in Los Angeles, CA.

Beloved wife of the late Sylvester “Les” Harris (z’’l)  and the late Ira Fleischmann (z’’l).  Dear mother of Dr. Jonathan (Laura Weis) Fleischmann, MD; Dr. Sally Ember, EdD; W. Ellen (Marc) Silvers and Lauri (Dr. Richard, MD) Stern.  Loving grandmother of Yakov (Estee Eisenberg) Fleischmann, Yeshaya (Adina Kagedan) Fleischmann, Rabbi Akiva (Talia Sosnovich) Fleischmann, Malka Fleischmann, Merlyn (Lauren Harrison) Ember, Sarah Kneeland, Jeremiah Kneeland, Elijah Kneeland, Emily Stern, Noah Stern, Amanda Stern and Jamie Stern.  Cherished great grandmother of Rami, Tal, Ziva, Noam, Avner, Natan, Amira, Liat, Danit, Reia, Adriel, and Ayal Fleischmann and Athena Ember.

Carole and her family moved to St. Louis in 1944 where she graduated from Clayton High. During high school Carole participated in choir and musical theater, ADG sorority, and showcased at the Park Plaza Hotel for the Arthur Murray School of Dance. A talented actor, singer, dancer, amateur gymnast and creative writer, Carole authored musical parodies for family simchot, and wrote and directed musicals for the National Council of Jewish Women, Hadassah, B’nai Brith, Ladue PTA, and local candidates’ campaigns. Her love of music and theater lives on in all her descendants.

Carole volunteered as a Cub Scout Den Mother and Girl Scout Troop Leader before returning to paid work. She was a special events buyer at 7-Up, video editor and marketer for 7-Up International, and merchandiser for Hermann Marketing and Corporate Express in St. Louis.

She and her childhood friend, Liz Cupples (z’’l), communicated daily for decades, sharing local and national news stories, and mid-game phone conferences about their treasured baseball Cardinals.

Until Macular Degeneration reduced her sight, Carole played mahjong and canasta, and online Free Cell solitaire. She was legendary in the family games of Spite & Malice and double-deck Hearts.  A ravenous reader, Carole most recently enjoyed audio books and participating in the HaMakom Havurah Book Club in Los Angeles.

She was close to and kept in frequent communication with her friends, siblings, in-laws, and children. She remembered her 12 grandchildren’s and 13 great-grandchildren’s milestones and sent greetings or sang “Happy Birthday” to them via phone or video chat.

May the memory of her loving, optimistic spirit be a blessing to all who had the honor of knowing her.

Graveside service Wednesday, July 10, 2:30pm at Beth Hamedrosh Hagodol Cemetery, 9125 Ladue Road, St. Louis, MO 63124.  Contributions in her memory may be made to The St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired, The St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum, and the St. Louis County Library Foundation.

A RINDSKOPF-ROTH SERVICE

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