Obituaries: Week of July 28, 2010

Kenneth Burstein, died July 20, 2010 at the age of 85. Just days before, he celebrated his 85th birthday at a dinner with his family. Son of the late Jacob and the late Minnie Burstein; brother of the late Betty (Nat) Buffen; husband of Patricia Burke Burstein; father of Debra Maison, Linda (Craig) Kessler, Karen Burstein, Julie (Greg) Pellan and James Burstein; grandfather of Erica Pelland, Katie Kessler and Ben Kessler. Kenneth’s stage name was Ken Barry. He operated Ken Barry’s restaurant, located on Olive Street Road in University City, with his wife Pat for almost 30 years, and was featured several times in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Prior to that restaurant, Ken and Pat had a jazz club in the Montmartre building. They were married for almost 60 years. Ken Burstein Barry was one of St. Louis’s most talented singers. He was the house singer for many years at venues within the Chase Park Plaza Hotel and was broadcast for many years coast-to-coast from the Starlight Room on CBS Radio. When Ken traveled to New York for a debut, the newspaper proclaimed him as St. Louis’s Frank Sinatra. He also had a St. Louis number one hit on the radio. He later founded Jazz Central, which was a large group of St. Louis’s best jazz musicians. Contributions preferred to the charity of your choice. Berger Memorial

Jack Louis Goldstein, died July 16, 2010 at the age of 90. Beloved husband of Shirley Kraus Goldstein; dear father of Nadine Sue Goldstein, Sheldon Irvin (Michelle) Goldstein, Elaine Hope (Mark) Froneberger and Barbara Lynne (Sergio) Maia-Neto Goldstein; loving grandfather of Kimberly Layton Goldstein, Sarabeth and Miriam Froneberger, Sofia and Eliana Maia-Neto Goldstein; beloved son of the late Bessie and Samuel Goldstein; our dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend. Mr. Goldstein served in the armed forces and was awarded a purple heart. The Saint Louis Ambassadors awarded him the first title of good will ambassador in 1986. He was past president of the Eben Ezra Chapter of B’nai Brith, member of the Optimist Club and was known as the “Moolah Slugger” clown in Shriners parades. Contributions to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2001 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, Mo 63131. Rindskopf-Roth

Marvin S. Kyman, died July 18, 2010. Beloved widower of Rita Brown Kyman; dear father of Alan (Susan) Kyman and Steven Kyman; dear grandfather of Katherine and Emily Kyman; dear brother of Valerie Feldman; our dear uncle, cousin and friend. Contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association, 9374 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, Mo 63132. Berger Memorial

Harold J. Schriber, died July 16, 2010. Beloved widower of Elaine Schriber; dear father of the late Deborah Schriber, Stacie Schriber and Sheryl (Bryan) Resnik; dear grandfather of Jacob and Jordan Resnik; dear brother of Walter Schriber; our dear friend. Contributions to the American Cancer Society. Berger Memorial

Eileen Newport Younger, died July 18, 2010. Beloved sister of the late Eugene Newport; dear aunt of Elissa (Ted Supalla) Newport of Rochester, NY; dear great-aunt of Susanna Newport Supalla and Zachary Newport Supalla. The family is grateful for the support received from Ursula Shaner and Kathleen Luna. Contributions to the charity of your choice preferred. Berger Memorial