Jerome Baum, 89, died December 29.
Preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Belle Baum; his wives, Gloria Goldenberg, Geraldine Baum and Francis Baum; his son, Larry A. Baum and grandson, Sam W. Baum. Survived by his daughter, Sharon (Jerry) Carter; two sons, Jay (Cindy Follman) Baum and Sam Baum; two step-sons, Bob (Joanne) McNeill and George (Phyllis) McNeill; step-daughter, Linda McNeill Valdez; brother, Kenny (Anita) Baum and two sisters, Mildred (the late Paul) Temkin and Roberta (the late Sam) Crespi; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
A Soldan graduate, he also served in the U.S. Navy. Jerry ran a Kosher catering business in St. Louis until 1960, when he was recruited by the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas to manage their catering efforts. He then worked as a Captain in the showrooms of Caesar’s Palace and the Las Vegas Hilton, a 30 yr career. Jerry was in the Shrine. In 2007, Jerry moved back to St. Louis.
Service: A remembrance and celebration of Jerry’s life will be held on 1/9/16 at 44 Auburndale Dr., 63141 4-9PM. Memorial contributions preferred to Shriners Hospitals for Children or the charity of your choice.