In Memory Of…

SHELLEY M. BAIN, died August 19, 2009. Wife of Lenny Bain; mother of Wendy and Ben Bain; grandmother of Caleb Fick; daughter of Sylvia (the late Joe) Sirkin; sister of Dr. Eric and Jeff (Dr. Sandy Goldberg) Sirkin; sister-in-law of Bill (June) and Dennis (Helen) Bain. Contributions to Saul Spielberg Early Childhood Center Fund or to the American Cancer Society. Rindskopf-Roth

ARENE WILSON COHEN, died August 15, 2009. Widow of Irving Cohen; step-mother of Dr. Samuel (Kathryn) Cohen; step-grandmother of Michelle and Adam Cohen; sister of the late Donald Wilson; sister-in-law of Norma Wilson; aunt of Roger, Stephen and Gary Wilson; special cousin of Ronald and Judy Neeter and David and Nada Krauss. Contributions to the American Kidney Foundation or Nusach Hari B’nai Zion Congregation. Berger Memorial

SARAH ELBEIN, died August 18, 2009. Widow of Harry L. Elbein; mother of Marilyn (Kay Keskinen) Francis, and Michael (Louise) Elbein; grandmother of Eric Francis, Philip Elbein, Kris Elbein and Lucy Elbein. Contributions to a charity of your choice. Berger Memorial

WILLIAM ELMENDORF, died July 21, 2009. Husband of Esther Elmendorf, father of Diane Elmendorf, Curtis (Jody) Elmendorf, Sabrina (David) Weinstein and the late Brigitte Elmendorf Hartman; brother of Joyce (Hank) Deikens and Jerry (Bruce) Gibson. Contributions to a charity of your choice. Berger Memorial

RUDY FISCHER, died August 14, 2009 in Silver Spring, Maryland; husband of Joyce S. Fischer and the late Eleanor J. Fischer; father of Joyce R. Fischer, Debra L. Fischer and David S. Fischer; grandfather of 7 and great-grandfather of 5; loving brother of Mary Seslen (the late David) and the late Faye Gardner (the late Philip). Contributions to a charity of your choice. Berger Memorial

MAX “DAVID” FRIEBERGER, died August 16, 2009. Born June 5, 1945, he was the son of the late Gordon “Gus” and the late Miriam “Aurnett” Frieberger; father of Sara and Lisa Frieberger; brother of Fran (Jim) Jackson; uncle of Jason James, Lara James Veon, Sarah (Delynd) Orr, Donny (Michaela Wassler) Jackson and Jimmy (Lesa) Jackson and families; cousin to Bernie (Gloria) Morganstern, the late Donna Lyss, the late Faye Navigato, Carl Poslosky, Maxine (Ira) Miler, Michelle (Dr. Josie) Shwartz, Frank (Lynette) Siteman, Melissa Ginter, Harriet Rebore, Dr. Ron (Sandy) Rebore, Dr. Bill (Joyce) Rebore, Debbie (Ted) Happel and families; former husband and friend of Dr. Susan (Dr. Judel) Lew. David loved playing the piano, watching Cardinals baseball games, fishing, dancing, donating his time to Kiwanis International and was a gifted architect. Deepest appreciation goes to Gloria Carter, Mary Clare Hengen, Kathy Schaeffer, Elise Christian and Dr. Alka Kapoor of SSM Hospice. Special thanks to doctors and staff at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, CA, Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas, CA and San Diego Hospice. Contributions to the American Cancer Society, the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry or Kiwanis International. Berger Memorial

ANNETTE LONDE GILDEN, died August 13, 2009. Wife of Jerome J. Gilden, M.D.; mother of Ellen (Andy) Berg, Janice (the late Arnon) Shanitkvich, Laurie (Kevin Kleff) Gilden and Lisa (Tim) Leuther; grandmother of Zachary and Justin Shanitkvich, Elizabeth, Grace and Joshua Leuther; sister of Tobie (the late Charles) Liebert, the late Ruth (the late Ted) Koski, the late Alfred (the late Doris) Londe, the late Edward (Martha) Londe, the late Shirley (the late Jesse) Gilbert and Betty (the late Macy) Abrams; sister-in-law of Arnold Gilden and the late Arthur Gilden. The family deeply appreciates the care provided by Cassi, Stephanie, April, Patrice, Angela and LaVern. Contributions to a charity of your choice. Berger Memorial

MARLENE FRANCES GREEN KOPMAN, died August 16, 2009. Wife of Jerome (Jerry) Kopman; mother of the late Jeffrey Kopman and Richard (Ricky) Kopman; sister of Bette Jean (the late Sam) Greenblatt; aunt of Joanne (Jeff) Mishkin and Jackie Greenblatt; great-aunt to Samantha, Lauren and Jacob Mishkin; daughter of the late Emil and Lillian Green. Marlene’s contributions included her involvement with Jewish Hospital and the School of Nursing. She was a volunteer and on the board of the auxillary. She also served on the Board of Directors and Vice-President of Administratoin for the National Council of Jewish Women. In 1960, she was the Founder of Rainbow Village, a facility with housing, recreation and respit center, the first of its kind in Missouri. She was President of Rainbow Village and the St. Louis Arc, serving individuals with developmental disabilities and was President Emeritus of the St. Louis Arc. She was also involved in the Red Cross, and was a co-founder of the West County Sheltered Workshop. In 1979 she received the Women of Achievement Award for Social Responsibility and was appointed by then President Jimmy Carter to serve on the Presidential Committee of Mental Retardation. Contributions to the Jeffrey Kopman Fund at the St. Louis Arc, 1816 Lackland Hlls Parkway, St. Louis, Mo. 63146. Berger Memorial

EUGENE D. LEVIN, died August 14, 2009. Husband of Carole C. Levin; father of Daniel M. Levin and Melissa “Lissie” Levin; son of the late Max and the late Ruth Levin; brother of Arnold (Rosyln) Levin; uncle of Mindy (Andrew) Brenner and Robyn (Michael) Gomberg; brother-in-law of Jimmy Cohen. Contributions to Congregatoin Shaare Emeth, Glaziers Apprenticeship Fund, 5916 Wilson, St. Louis, Mo 63110 or to the American Lung Association. Berger Memorial

JOAN C. POCOST, died August 17, 2009. Widow of Benjamin Pocost; mother of David (Marianne Baer) Pocost; grandmother of Olivia and Suzanne Pocost; sister of Jack Ross. Contributions to the charity of the donor’s choice. Rindskopf-Roth

JUDITH RIMEL, died August 14, 2009. Widow of Abraham Rimel; mother of Shana (the late Michael) Conron and Rina (Richard) Sjolund; grandmother of Rachel Conron; sister of Irving Stoller and a large family. Contributions to Na’Amat USA, 9369 Olive Blvd., Suite 15, St. Louis, Mo. 63132. Berger Memorial

ELAINE SANDERS, died August 14, 2009. Mother of Jori Sanders Andrade of Dallas, Texas and Marc (Joan) Sanders of Jackson, Mo.; grandmother of Cameron and Samantha Andrade, Brandon and Kami Sanders, Cassie (Shawn) Sander, Gabrielle and Antonio Garritano; great-grandmother of Rileigh Sander. Contributions to the Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923. Berger Memorial

ELINOR STRASSNER, died August 16, 2009. Daughter of the late Walter and the late Claudie Stern Levis; widow of Melvin Strassner; mother of Mary Ann Strassner and the late Joan Slein; grandmother of Scott (Mieke Thorson) Esserman and Lynn (Ray) Duffy; great-grandmother of 3. Contributions to Central Asia Institute or to the American Cancer Research Center. Berger Memorial

ESTHER SWARTZ, died August 16, 2009. Widow of Dr. Joseph “Jay” Swartz; mother of Craig (Cheryl Lipinski) Swartz and the late Pamela Swartz; grandmother of Noah and Dara Swartz Smith; sister of Eleanor and the late Manuel Kastin. Contributions to Pathways Hospice, 14805 N. Outer 40 Road, Chesterfield, Mo. 63017. Rindskopf-Roth