In Memory Of…

MELVIN A. ALLEN, M.D., died January 21, 2010 in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Allen was born in St. Louis, Mo. on Aug. 11, 1918 to Harry Allen and Marie Goldberg and grew up in O’Fallon, Ill. Graduating from the University of Illinois Medical School in 1942, he completed his residency at City Hospital in St. Louis. He lived with his family in St. Louis and practiced obstetrics and gynecology at the Grandel Medical Group for 45 years. Dr. Allen was on the staff at Lutheran and Jewish Hospitals, serving for a time as President of the Lutheran Hospital medical staff. During WWII, he was a captain in the U.S. Army, serving in the medical corps in England, France and Germany. He earned four Bronze Stars for his service. Husband for 66 years of Marion Sherman Allen; father of Dr. Michael Allen, Mary Allen Stifler; father in law of Dr. David Stifler; grandfather of Emily Stifler and Andrew Stifler. Dr. Allen was dedicated to his medical practice and devoted to his family. Contributions to Brith Sholom Synagogue or charity of the donor’s choice. Rindskopf-Roth

FRANCES CREMER, died January 21, 2010. Widow of Joseph Cremer; dear mother of Richard (Toby) Cremer and Barbara (Barry) Wolkowitz; dear grandmother of Michael (Stacey) Cremer and Steven Cremer, David (Risa) Shyres, Jason (Cheryl) Shyres and Todd (Bea) Shyres, David Wolkowitz and Robert (Manda) Wolkowitz; dear great-grandmother of Emily Cremer, Mila Wolkowitz, Sarah, Jessica and Rachel Shyres, Jacob Shyres, Hannah and Samara Wolkowitz; dear sister of the late Rita (the late Ben) Muchnick; our dear aunt, cousin and friend. Contributions to the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry, 10950 Schuetz Rd., St. Louis, Mo 63146. Berger Memorial

ELLEN EPSTEIN, died January 13, 2010. Beloved mother of Leah Epstein of Denver, CO. and Joel Epstein of Boston, MA.; dear sister of Cathie (Jack) Steiner of Minneapolis, MN and Walt (Cindy) Ninesling of Pittsburgh, PA; dear aunt of Mark (Leann) Steiner and Jeff (Julie) Steiner, Grace and Benjamin Ninesling. Our dear cousin and friend. Contributions of your choice preferred. Berger Memorial

SALLY (SARA) GREENBLATT, died January 22, 2010. Beloved wife of Albert M. Greenblatt; dear mother of Larry (Ms. Kim Hebert), David (Jennifer), Charles “Randy” (Elsa) and Paul Greenblatt; loving grandmother of Madeline, Lisa, Benjamin, Hannah, Michael, Isabel and Danny Greenblatt; dear sister of Robert (June) Silverman, Janet (Dr. Richard) Aach and the late Kathryn Cohen; beloved sister-in-law of Raymond (Lila) Cohen, Sharon (Arthur) Silverman and the late Loretta (Wilbur) Silvermintz; dear aunt, great aunt, cousin and friend. Contributions to the Bernadine Silverman Senior Citizens Fund, c/o Temple Israel, #1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Drive, St. Louis 63141. Rindskopf-Roth

SIDNEY A. HURWITZ, died January 18, 2010 at the age of 88. Dear father of Sidney A. (Sherry) Hurwitz, Jr., Steven B. (Christine) Hurwitz, Patricia K. (Robert) Offerman, Michael C. (Elizabeth) Hurwitz of Fisher, IN., and David A. (Sonya) Hurwitz of Hopedale, Ill.; dear brother of the late Mary Roth; foster brother of the late Ruthie Katz; our dear grandfather, great-grandfather, cousin and friend. Sidney was a World War II veteran serving from 1942-1945 in the 241st Field Artillery Batallion. He worked for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as a printer in the composing room. He retired after 27 years. Contributions to the American Heart Association. Rindskopf-Roth

AARON P. KOTTLER, died January 17, 2010. Beloved son of Linda Kottler; dear grandson of the late Nathan and the late Sylvia Shapiro; beloved son of Len Felsenfeld; dear grandson of the late Sol and the late Millie Felsenfeld of Long Island, NY; dear cousin and friend. Contributions to a College Scholarship fund of your choice preferred. Berger Memorial

ROBERT MAURICE MAYER, died January 20, 2010 at the age of 87. Widower of Marjorie Wolf Mayer; loving father of Nancy Shane, Sally (James) Peters, Catherine (Robert) Pickard, and Mary (John) Sollinger; grandfather of Brisa (Mark) Trinchero, Marjorie Sollinger, Austin Peters, Lauren Pickard, Tess Sollinger, Joseph Pickard, and Griffin Sollinger; great-grandfather of Jayd Sollinger; brother of Alan L. (the late Silvia) Mayer; cherished uncle, brother-in-law, cousin, friend and mentor. In 1960, Mr. Mayer co-founded St. Louis Paper and Box Company, where he continued to work until shortly before his death. Among those who knew him well, he was noted for his keen mind, quick wit, and clever way with words. To many others, he was known simply as “the Snickers man”, who spread joy through his practice of passing out Snickers candies to everyone he met, all over the world. Contributions to The Nature Conservancy or Forest Park Forever. Berger Memorial/Mayer

DAVID M. RESNICK, died January 14, 2010 at the age of 78. Beloved husband of Kelley for 53 years; loving father of Brenda (Dr. Jay) Levin and Cathleen (Mark) Kronemer; cherished grandfather of Daniel, Melissa, Amy, Stephanie, Brian and Jillian; dear brother of Nora (the late Rubin) Saposnik. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 208 South LaSalle St., Chicago, Illinois 60604-1109.

LEONARD I. SMITH, died January 16, 2010. Dearest husband of Sylvia Smith; dear father of Nancy Smith (Judy Perloff) and Neil Smith; dear grandfather of Anna and Kate Smith Perloff; dear brother of the late Evelyn (the late Morris) Schneider and the late Mildred Smith; dear brother-in-law of the late Miriam (Nate) Meiches, Irving (Charlene) Goodman and Libby (the late Earl) Marcus; dear uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend. Contributions preferred to a charity of your choice. Berger Memorial

SYLVIA S. THEA, died January 20, 2010. Widow of Alfred Thea; dear mother of the late Bobette Thea, Stephen (Donna) Thea and Joyce Pepper; dear grandmother of Rochelle (Djamel) Boudhane, Andrew (Paula) Pepperstone and Scott Pepper; dear great-grandmother of Hadar, Aveyah and Matan Pepperstone, Lyes Boudhane,; dear sister of the late Samuel (the late Dorothy) Schukar, the late Pearl (the late William) Stolar, the late Alex Schukar (Elsie Nornberg), the late Cecil (the late Adolph) Taryle and the late Hyman (the late Nancy) Schukar; dear sister-in-law of the late Esther Thea, the late Lillian (the late William) Brilliant and the late Bernard (the late Selma) Thea; our dear aunt, cousin and friend. Contributions to the Central Institute for the Deaf, 825 South Taylor Avenue, St. Louis, Mo 63110, Attn: Development. Berger Memorial