In Memory Of…

FAY BASSIN, died March 24, 2009. Widow of Sidney Bassin; mother of Vicki (Leonard) Raiffie, Phil (Gayle) Bassin, Cindy (Brian) Travers and Stanford Bassin; grandmother of Stacy (Dan) Fendelman, Cheri (Scott) Rich, Todd (Julie) Bassin, Abbe (Daniel) Rubinstein, Alexis and Madison Travers; sister of Lucille Honigbaum and Sylvia Lipsutz. Contributions to the Humane Society or to the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. Rindskopf-Roth.

BETTY (JACOBS) BLUMENTHAL, died March 14, 2009 one day shy of her 88th birthday. Wife of David R. Blumenthal; mother of Ronald (Barbara) Blumenthal of Chicago, Ill., and Marcia (Hesh) Lyons; grandmother of Michelle, Anita, Nikki and Jay; great-grandmother of seven; sister of the late Harold and the late Waddo (Lorraine) Jacobs. Contributions to the B’nai Brith Cares for Kids, Betty and David Blumenthal Community Service Project, St. Louis B’nai Brith, P.O.Box 50321, Clayton, Mo. 63105-5321 or the Ronald McDonald House, 3450 Park Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. 63104 Berger Memorial

EDYTHE FRIEDMAN, died March 18, 2009. Widow of Arthur Friedman; mother of William (Gail) Friedman, Linda (Arthur) Tilley, Jill (Terry) Chapin and Jacki (Steve) Saylan; grandmother of Laurie, John (Fatima) Friedman, Christopher (Erin) Tilley, Angela (Michael) Dahman, Daniel Tilley, Hollie (Patrick) Quinn, Scott (Andrea), Kevin (Marcy), David and Amy Saylan; great-grandmother of 11. Contributions to a charity of your choice. Rindskopf-Roth

FLORENCE GAPONOFF, died March 23, 2009. Widow of Gordon Gaponoff; mother of Mark Gaponoff, Sharma Gaponoff, Barbara Gaponoff (Douglas) Berson and Yelena (Yannis) Christoforakis; grandmother of Joshua Gordon, Benjamin Asher and Elizabeth Vera Berson, Avi, Aaron, Ila and Nathan Gaponoff, Nektarios, Eirini, Mihail, Nikolaos and Rafail Christoforakis; sister of Renee Wirtschafter; mishpucha of Diane Berson and Bonnie (Marc) Zimmerman. Contributions to Traditional Congregation or to the Jewish Family and Children’s Service. Rindskopf-Roth

Frank Gioia, died March 22, 2009. Husband of Clarice Pearline Gioia and the late Helen Brown Gioia; father of Thomas Gioia of Atlanta, Ga. and Veronica (Faysal El-Hashem) Gioia; stepfather of Dana Boekesch and John Solov of Plano, Tx; grandfather of Isabella and Lydia El-Hashem, Joshua and Elissa Boekesch, Bradley, Louis and Heather Solov; brother of Mary (the late Edward) Diovisalvo of Yonkers, NY, the late Giacomo Gioia, the late Daniel Gioia, the late Anthony Gioia, the late Vita (the late Rocco) Cavaluzzi, the late Rose (the late Julius) Jeannettes and the late Dominic Gioia; brother-in-law of Harold (the late Evelyn) Brown and Arthur (the late Madeline) Brown. Contributions to St. John’s Mercy Hospice. Berger Memorial

MYRTLE KORNBLUM, died March 24, 2009. Widow of Bernard Kornblum; mother of Gene Kornblum and Carole “Cookie” (the late Dr. Robert) Simon; grandmother of Nancy (Mike Schreiner) Kornblum and Edward Kornblum, Michael, David (Keri) and Jonathan Simon; great-grandmother of Sophia and Andrew Schreiner, Levi and Noa Simon; companion of Terry Porter. Mrs. Kornblum was an active memeber of the St. Louis Artist’s Guild and the Ethical Society and a member of Congregation Temple Israel. As an artist, Mrs. Kornblum exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. Contributions to the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Opera Theater of Saint Louis or the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. Berger Memorial

JEANETTE LASKY, died March 23, 2009. Wife of Marshall Lasky; mother of Steven (Cheri) Lasky and Edward (Abby) Lasky; grandmother of Brad, Kelli, Daniel, Jenna and Samantha Lasky; sister of Dorothy (the late Paul) Kaplan and Bunny (the late Nathan) Tabachnick; dear aunt. Contributions to Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of St. Louis, 1034 S. Brentwood Blvd., Suite 1510, St. Louis, Mo., 63117. Berger Memorial

SOPHIE C. MARTIN, died March 23, 2009. Widow of Ben Martin; mother of the late Betty (Stanford) Cohen, Sidney Martin and Bernard (Karen) Martin; sister of the late Joseph ( the late Lottie) Nodiff, the late Maury (the late Sarah) Nodiff and the late Abe (the late Sonia) Nodiff; grandmother of Susie (Ray) White, Byron (Lynda) Cohen, Scot Cohen, Candra (Terry) Evans, Joel Martin, Denise (Patrick) Tomlinson and Sharon (Rick) Raible; great-grandmother of 20, great-great-grandmother of one. Contributions to Torah Prep School, 8659 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, Mo 63132 or NA’AMAT USA, 9369 Olive Blvd., Suite 15, St. Louis, Mo. 63132. Berger Memorial

MITZI RUTH REISER, died March 20, 2009; wife of Dr. Milton P. Reiser; mother of Annette (John) Fudemberg, Robin (Stephen) Spaulding and Dr. Harvey (Kathlyn) Reiser; grandmother of Dr. Scott (Cara) Fudemberg, Marni (Jeremy) Deutsch, Justin and Carlye Spaulding, Amanda, Ashlyn and Danielle Reiser; great-grandmother of Ella Deutsch. Contributions to Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, 1111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, New York, 11714, (866)-789-1000, Berger Memorial

RUTH ANN RUBIN, died March 17, 2009, at the age of 82. Widow of Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin; mother of Dr. David (Tine Kryger) Rubin, Amy (Paul) Rubin Schottland and Carol Rubin (Dr. Howard Schlansky); ‘Nana’ of Sarah, Charlie, Emma and Daniel Rubin, Elliot and Laura Schottland, Rebecca and Hannah Rubin-Schlansky; sister of the late Dr. Richard Shelton; sister-in-law of Chester Rubin and the late Rabbi Mordecai (Gilla) Rubin; friend of the team of caregivers at the Gatesworth. Contributions to the Saul Mirowitz Day School, Reform Jewish Academy, 11411 North Forty Drive, St. Louis, Mo., 63131 or to Congregation Temple Israel. Rindskopf-Roth

CEIL N. SCHUYLER, died March 21, 2009 at the age of 91. Widow of Benjamin Leonard Schuyler for sixty one years; mother of Ellen (Michael) Rumelt, Richard (Ann Schmelzer) Schuyler, and Debra (Michael) Finkel; grandmother of Andrew (girlfriend Melison Stifflemire) Rumelt, Kenneth (Wendy Kares) Rumelt, Jonathan (Elissa) Schuyler, Aaron (Claire) Finkel, and Joshua Finkel (fiance’ Emily Barth); great-grandmother of Benjamin Rumelt; daughter of the late David and the late Eva (Mermelstein) Rothman; sister of the late Milton (Betty) Rothman, the late Joe (the late Dora) Rothman, the late Isadore (the late Helen) Rothman, the late Faye (the late Jerry) Stein, and the late Sylvia (the late Sidney) Stein, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great-aunt and friend. Contributions to Central Reform Congregation or the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry, 10950 Schuetz Road, St. Louis, Mo., 63146. Berger Memorial

SAMUEL ZIBIT, died March 17, 2009. Husband of Helen T. Zibit; father of Benjamin (Martha) Zibit and Trudy Zibit Boxer; stepfather of Amy Mandelker Bleisch and John (Pamela) Mandelker; grandfather of Dr. Daniel Boxer, Nicholas Bleisch, Alison and Susan Mandelker, Rebecca Maya and Joshua Cruz-Zibit; brother-in-law of Betty (the late Floyd) Bash, Barbara T. (the late George) Curtis and the late Alice Bryan. Contributions to the Missouri Botannical Garden, 4344 Shaw, St. Louis, Mo 63110 or to Living At Home, Park Rapids, Mn. 56470. Rindskopf-Roth