Obituaries: Week of June 16, 2010

Roger E. DeWoskin, died June 5, 2010. Beloved husband of Judy DeWoskin; dear father of Bob (Denise) DeWoskin, Lori (Mike) Levitt and Mike (Ann) DeWoskin; dear grandfather; dear brother of Glenda (Stanley) Gerstein; dear brother-in-law of Joyce (Arthur) Margulis and Don (Debbie) Babchick; dear uncle, great-uncle and cousin. Contributions to a charity of the donor’s choice. Berger Memorial

Rose Eberhard, died June 6, 2010. Beloved widow of Zelck “Zeke” Eberhard; dear mother of Eric Eberhard and Lynn (Tim) Kennedy; dear sister of the late Alice (the late Ben) Goldman; dear grandmother of Jacob Shatto, Jessica Shatto and Kyle Kennedy; dear sister-in-law of Sophie (the late Irvin) Satanovsky, the late Sonya (Jerry) Fear, the late Yale Eberhard and the late Sylvia (the late Louis) Feldman; our dear aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend. Contributions to Traditional Congregation or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2141 Rosecrans Avenue, Ste. 7000, El Segundo, Calif. 90245, Berger Memorial

Rodowe W. “Rod” Fadem, died June 13, 2010. Stockbroker, author, contrarian and wit. Beloved husband of Susan Fadem; dear father of Kimmie and Michelle Fadem; dear brother and brother-in-law of Aaron (Jacqui) Fadem; dear brother-in-law of Mark (Audrey) Sherman and Wendy (Michael) Flotken; dear uncle of Diane (Michael) Packman and Bryan Fadem. Contributions to the St. Louis OCD Support Group, 3755 Clichy Lane, Bridgeton, Mo. 63044. Berger Memorial

Manuel Kaplan, died June 5, 2010. Beloved husband of Sylvia Kaplan; dear father of the late Mark (the late Phyllis) Kaplan and Jill (Robert) Weber; dear grandfather of Stephen and David (Dani) Kaplan, Brian (Chelsea) Weber and Kevin (Emily) Weber; dear great-grandfather of Tristen Kaplan; dear brother of the late Sol (Sherry) Kaplan and the late Rose (the late Milton) Rossner; dear brother-in-law of Nancy (Bernard) Bornstein; our dear uncle, great-uncle and great-great-uncle. Contributions to the Mark and Phyllis Kaplan Youth Scholarship Fund-Congregation Shaare Emeth, 11645 Ladue Road, St. Louis, Mo. 63141. Berger Memorial

Richard D. Rubenstein, died June 4, 2010. Beloved husband of Mandy Rubenstein; dear father of Adam (Lisa) Rubenstein and Jeremy Rubenstein; dear grandfather of Peyton and Carson Rubenstein; dear brother of Leonard (Jo Ellen) Rubenstein; dear brother-in-law of Andy (Jo) Kopelwitz and Randy Rosenbaum; beloved son of the late Meyer and the late Catherine Rubenstein; dear son-in-law of Bert and the late Dr. Robert Kopelwitz; dear uncle, cousin and friend. The family is very grateful to Dr. Gary Ratkin, Dr. Daniel Jasper, Dr. Jay Seltzer, the staff at Missouri Baptist Cancer Center, BJC Home Care Service and BJC Hospice. Contributions to Missouri Baptist Cancer Program, 3015 N. Ballas, Road, St. Louis, Mo. 63131 or to the Hospice Patient Fund, c/o BJC Hospice, P.O. Box 504043, St. Louis, Mo. 63150. Berger Memorial

Judith Kay Siegel, died June 6, 2010. Beloved widow of Lawrence J. Siegel; dear mother of Nancee (Ken Schmetterer) Siegel of Deerfield, Ill., Steve Siegel and Susan Ryan; dear grandmother of Jeremy, Will and Talia Schmetterer, Ashley and Daniel Siegel, Matthew and Bennett Ryan; dear great-grandmother of Sophia Siegel; dear daughter of the late Maurice and the late Bess Schechter; dear sister of Stanley (Betty Van Uum) Schechter; our dear aunt, niece, cousin and friend. Contributions to Forest Park Forever, 5595 Grand Dr., St. Louis, Mo. 63112. Berger Memorial

Marion M. Solomon, died May 31, 2010 at the age of 84 in Birmingham, Ala. Widow of Dave Solomon to whom she was married 59 years; mother of Allan (Sue) of Birmingham, Ala., Joe (Mary) of Fort Collins, Colo., and Edward (Nancy) of St. Louis; grandmother of Scott Solomon of Baltimore, Md., Brian Solomon of Nashville, Tenn., Ann Solomon of Melbourne, Australia, Steven Solomon of Fort Collins, Colo., Elizabeth Solomon and Claire Solomon of St. Louis; sister of Ben Manheimer, Jr. (Margot) of St. Louis and a number of nieces and nephews. Marion was born in St. Louis, the daughter of Ben and Blanche Manheimer. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia, and was employed as a laboratory technician at Barnes Hospital. She moved to Birmingham, Ala. in 1949 upon her marriage to her late husband Dave. Marion especially enjoyed walks through her neighborhood, golf and spirited games of Bridge and Mahjong. She maintained her dear St. Louis friendships over these many years. Contributions to the Marion and Dave Solomon Endowment Fund, Temple Emanu-El, 2100 Highland Avenue So., Birmingham, Ala. 35205, The University of Alabama-Birmingham Center for Palliative Care, 1713 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, Ala. 35233 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Marvin M. Taxman, died June 3, 2010 at the age of 84. Father of Ian Taxman and Tracey Cherner; grandfather of Jarrett Taxman, Lindsey and Leah Cherner; father-in-law of Sherri Taxman and Jacob Cherner; brother of Shirley (Harold) Schwartz and the late Phil (the late Toby) Taxman and the late Theodore (Bette Jean) Taxman, many nephews, nieces and friends. Marvin Taxman, born in Hannibal, and raised in St. Louis, was a member of our “greatest generation.” While in high school, he joined the United States Navy so he could fight in World War II. He attended Radio School at the University of Wisconsin and Special Advanced Radio School at The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (Texas A & M). He then went on to serve for two years under Admiral Nimitz in Guam. Marvin was also a member of the Benjamin Franklin Lodge 642. When the war ended, he returned to St. Louis to go into the shoe business with his brothers Phil and Ted. He later owned and operated Toby’s Shoes of Creve Coeur until 1993. He married the love of his life, Bette Ruth Scissors, in 1951. They were married for almost 57 years at the time of her passing in 2008. Marvin was an avid stamp collector and an excellent bridge and poker player. He was also a longtime volunteer at Missouri Baptist Hospital. He was a generous and devoted husband, father and grandfather, and a loyal friend to many people. The family is very grateful to Dr. Paul Schultz and Dr. Donald Skor, the staff at Missouri Baptist Hospital and his compassionate caregivers, Ruth Hesse, Lisa Harris and Lillian Hall. Contributions to the Schwartz Taxman Family Music Fund at Congregation B’nai El, or Congregation Shaare Emeth. Berger Memorial