Herbert “Herb” Gilden

Herbert “Herb” Gilden, July 14th, 1928 — February 15th, 2023

Beloved husband of Suzanne Gordon Gilden for 67 years; dear father and father-in-law of Robbyn (Michael) Roth and Aaron (Jonelle) Gilden; grandfather of Alicia (Andrew) Alberts, Justin (Allison) Roth, Scott Roth, Adena Gilden and Gabe Gilden; brother of the late Donald Gilden; dear uncle, cousin and friend to many.

Herb was a passionate model railroad builder with his prize being a replica of the Southern Railroad line in HO scale. He was a published author in Model Railroad Magazine and was involved in many local St. Louis train exhibitions showing his “Hy Sioux” Railroad layout to people from around the world. Herb loved everything about life; especially being married to his “sweetheart” Suzanne for 67 wonderful years. They did everything together: outings to plays, operas weekly bowling couples leagues but most of all — “just being together and taking care of each other”. He was a fierce “hearts” card player often winning trophies in the family and friends tournaments he played; Jon never stood a chance. Herb enjoyed traveling with his friends and family going to spots like Marco Island, London, Chicago, Las Vegas or a cruise. He lived every day with a smile on his face and a joke to tell and was loved by many.

Graveside service Friday February 17, 10:30 AM at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery, 650 White Rd. 63017. Memorial contributions preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association, The ALS Association or a charity of your choice. Visit www.bergermemorialchapel.com for more information.