Mark Herwitz

Mark Herwitz, January 1, 2023

Beloved husband of Helene Ashkenaz Herwitz for 34 years.  Loving father of Sam Herwitz.  Beloved brother of the late Roxanne (late Barry) Rubin.  Dear brother-in-law of the late Larry (Judie) Ashkenaz.  Beloved son of the late Sam and the late Frieda Brown Herwitz.  Dear uncle, cousin and friend.

Mark never met a stranger. He was friendly to everyone, whether he knew them or not.  Mark rarely went anywhere without knowing someone or without running into someone he knew. It became a joke among his friends.

Mark was born in St. Louis and grew up in Joliet, landing back in St. Louis as an adult. It was here where he continued his dad’s legacy of working in the shoe industry. He transitioned into the car business where he quickly became a leader in sales performance, retiring just a few months ago.

Mark loved golfing with his friends, racquetball, fishing, and playing poker in his spare time, but most of all he loved his family, his wife Helene, son Sam, and his many cousins.

Funeral service Wednesday, January 4, 12:00pm at Congregation Shaare Emeth, 11645 Ladue Road with interment to follow at Beth Shalom Cemetery, 650 White Road.  Visitation with Mark’s family beginning at 11:00am Wednesday at Shaare Emeth until time of service.  Contributions in his memory may be made to the Siteman Cancer Center, MSC 1247-414-2100, 7425 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105 (;  Evelyn’s House, C/O The BJC Foundation for Hospice, P.O. Box 790369, St. Louis, MO, 63179; American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA), 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. #550, Chicago, IL, 60631 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.  Live stream of the service available at