Julius “Murphy” Adelstein

Julius “Murphy” Adelstein

Julius “Murphy” Adelstein, November 2, 2018 

Beloved father of Vicki Adelstein, Doug (Elizabeth) Adelstein, the late Kathi Green, and the late Conni Curneen; stepfather of Larry (Shirley) Winfield and the late Rick Winfield; grandfather of Peter (Amanda) Adelstein, Caleb Adelstein, Katherine (Chris) Evans, Michael Adelstein, Chris, Jake and Melanie Winfield, Megan Curneen and Kelsey (Justin) Martin; great grandfather of Kaylee, Zac, Jordan, Karlee, Aleigha, Michael, Coralee, Isaiah, Madden, Alissa, Jade and Jaymesen; son of the late Henry Adelstein and Yetta Schneiderman Adelstein, brother of Clara Kleinman and the late siblings Sol Adelstein, Rose  Rosen, Lil Padratzik, Bessie Kinney, Harry Adelstein, Lou Adelstein, Benny Adelstein; uncle, great uncle and great, great uncle to many. Murphy was the former husband of the late Inez (Lonborg) Adelstein and the late Vivian (Schulman Adelstein) Prensky.  

In recent years, Murphy was blessed with the special friendship of the late Laverne Ebe; Laverne’s daughters Debbie, Kim, Missy (Randy) and Missy/Randy’s sons Cole and Caden. For the last 6 months of his life, Murphy lived at Cedarhurst of St. Charles Assisted Living Community, making many new friends among the residents and staff.

Murphy was self-employed for most of his working life, owning scrap metal businesses, salvage yards and a rebuilt battery company. He was known as a great bowler and champion pinochle player.  Murphy was a typical die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan who mostly loved them except when he seemed to love to hate them. He loved to joke, tease, laugh and flirt. Murphy enjoyed going out to eat, going to movies, traveling, reading, volunteering with Meals on Wheels and at the Food Bank, and watching old Westerns on TV. His connection to children was immediate and brought him great joy. But most of all, Murphy loved his family and spending time with them. And to Murphy, close friends were also his family. While he readily sought and gladly accepted help, he was also exceedingly generous, appreciative and loyal.  

A private family remembrance for Murphy was held at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery on White Rd. in Chesterfield, Missouri on November 18th.  Should you wish to make a donation in Murphy’s honor, please consider doing so to your local Meals on Wheels program.  Arrangements made by Rindskopf-Roth Funeral Chapel.