Harvey Fenster

Harvey Fenster, age 91, passed away peacefully on December 11, 2022 with his family by his side.

For 72 years, he shared his life with his beloved wife, Jackie, who he met in high school. Beloved father of Neal Fenster (Dana), Debra Roberts, Cindy Peters, and the late Randee Roberts. Father-in-law of Michael Roberts (Lisa). Very proud grandfather (PawPaw) of 8 grandchildren, David Roberts (Donelle), Daniel Roberts, Stephanie Goette (Bradford), Jeffrey Guenzburger (Kelly), Jason Guenzburger, Jourdan Fenster, Grant Fenster, and Shelby Brett (Simon). Cherished great-grandfather of 10, Audrey, Noah and Jonah Roberts, Trysten, Davia, Jameson and Caden Goette, Alfie and Margaux Brett, and Jack Winters. Brother of the late Aaron Fenster (Sandy) and the late Hilda Markowitz (late Bernie). Son of the late Sam and the late Mildred Fenster. Dear uncle, cousin, and friend to many.

Harvey was a fierce and tireless worker having joined his dad after high school at S. Fenster and Sons in the scrap metal business. Later his brother, Aaron joined and together they built Fenster Steel into one of the significant fabricators of steel. Many buildings in St. Louis now have Fenster Steel at their core, and a majority of homes in St. Louis have steel in their basements supporting their houses. Like his company, he was the support of his family. Harvey deeply believed “family is everything.” He will be greatly missed!

A private graveside funeral was held for the immediate family. There was a celebration of his life Thursday, December 15th at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

Donations honoring Harvey’s memory are welcomed for the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Fund or the Brain Tumor Center Fund at the Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Memorial contributions may be sent to 1001 Highlands Plaza Drive West, Suite 140, St. Louis, MO 63110 or submitted online at www.foundationbarnesjewish.org. BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE