Obituaries: Week of May 5, 2010

GARY S. BERIN, died April 25, 2010. Son of the late Evelyn and Jack Berin; beloved husband of Marian Berin and the late Madalyn Kline Berin; dear father of Gregory Berin, Jeffrey (Laura) Berin and Stephanie (Michael) Brader; dear stepfather of Robin Stearn; dear grandfather of Ashley, Evan and Madalyn Brader, Alec and Rachel Berin and step-grandfather of Meira Stearn; dear nephew of Selma Waghalter; our dear cousin and friend to many. Gary will be sadly missed by his entire family and his many friends. Contributions preferred to the American Cancer Society, 4207 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, Mo 63108. Berger Memorial

MATHILDE K. COHEN, died April 27, 2010 at the age of 89. Loving mother of the late Jonathan I. Cohen; sister of Hannah Kayser Palmer; daughter of Edwin B. Kayser and Lillian Leva Kayser; mother of Charles C. Cahn, Jr.; beloved grandmother of Charles C. Cahn III, Amanda B. Cahn and Timothy J. Cahn; treasured aunt of Lynn Palmer Barton, Edwin Kayser Palmer, Russell S. Palmer and Ralph S. Palmer. Mrs. Cohen grew up in Selma, Ala. and lived the past 30 years in St. Louis. She had many friends, loved to play bridge and converse about family and friends. Contributions to The Jewish Institute of Religion-Hebrew Union College, 3101 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488 or to The Fresh Air Fund, 633 3rd Ave., New York, NY 10017. Rindskopf-Roth

RUTH HELEN ELKINS, nee Horwitz, died April 29, 2010. Beloved widow of Edward C. Elkins; dear mother of Suzy Elkins and Roberta Goran (Sheldon Novack); beloved grandmother of Stacey (Chad) Van Calligan, Andrea Wohl (Kevin) James, Stefanie and Scott Goran; loving great-grandmother of Lauren and Ian James; dear sister-in-law of Florence and Leona Elkins; our dear aunt, cousin and friend. Contributions to the charity of the donor’s choice. Special thanks to the caring staff at Mari de Villa and St. John’s Mercy Hospice. Rindskopf-Roth

GAIL NANCY GAST, died April 28, 2010. Beloved wife of Arnold Gast; mother of Jacqueline (David) Rosen, David (Karen) Gast and Kenneth (Debra) Gast; sister of Jill (the late Andy) Millaway; grandmother of Adam Rosen, Connor Gast, Cole Gast, Cooper Gast, Lauren Gast and Austin Gast. Contributions to the American Lung Association. Berger Memorial

HARVEY ALLEN GILBERT, died January 19, 2010 at the age of 70 in Panama City Beach, Florida. Harvey had been in the area since 1994 moving from Calif. He was originally from St. Louis, where he lived and worked for 45 years. Mr. Gilbert was a graduate of University City High School, New Mexico State University (EE) and Indiana University (Law). Harvey was the General Counsel for the Navy Base in Panama City, Fla. for 15 years and was Patent Counsel at China Lake Naval Weapons Center in Ridgecrest, Calif. for six years. Previous to his last 21 years working for the Navy, Harvey was employed for 23 years with McDonnell-Douglas (now Boeing) in St. Louis. Husband of Marlys Gilbert of Panama City Beach for 47 years; father of Stacey Gilbert of Denver, CO and Scott Gilbert of Aliso Viejo, Calif. Contributions to the Bay County Humane Society.

ZENA B. HELLMAN, died April 29, 2010. Widow of Max Hellman; mother of Elizabeth (David) Arakelian; grandmother of Deborah Arakelian and Nathan Arakelian; sister of the late Elsa Werner and the late Julian (the late Eva) Boyers; aunt. Berger Memorial

BEVERLY CELESTE LEVE, died April 24, 2010. Beloved widow of Rubin Leve; dear mother of Jay (Betsy Gitelle) Leve and Karen (Paul) Braverman; grandmother of Michael and Jennifer Braverman and Sarah Leve; dear sister of the late Judge Harold (Virginia) Satz and the late Evelyn (the late Herman) Shanker; beloved aunt, cousin, sister-in-law and patron of the arts. Contributions to The Herman Shanker Education Fund at Shaare Zedek Synagogue. Berger Memorial

G. PARALEE LEVIN, died April 29, 2010. Beloved widow of Meyer “Mike” Levin; dear mother of Perlie (Cho) Voshell III, Wayne (Marta) Voshell, Diana (Wally) Cerva and William H. McCullough, Jr.; sister of Don Letterman; dear grandmother of Sabrina Harris, Perlie Voshell IV, Lynn Cosden, Lisa Voshell, Michael Cerva, Billy McCullough III, Edward McCullough and Gerry Walls; dear great-grandmother of six. Mrs. Levin was a member of the Eastern Star. Contributions to the American Heart Association, 460 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141. Berger Memorial

JOEL B. MARGULIS, died April 26, 2010 in Mill Valley, Calif. Beloved husband of Dinah; dear son of the late Alvin and the late Fantine Margulis; dear brother of Arthur S. (Joyce) Margulis and the late Jackie Sue Margulis; brother-in-law of Peter Dickson and Nancy Dickson; our dear uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend. Mr. Margulis was devoted to the education of young people; teacher and author. Contributions to The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis, 8215 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63117. Berger Memorial

SIMON PAIM, died April 29, 2010 at the age of 89. Son of Philip and Dora Paim; devoted widower of Anne (Downing) Paim; loving father and stepfather of Sharon (Arnold) Kaufman and Andrea Doetzel, Claudia Preisack, Jack (Mary) Downing and the late Janis Krekel; proud grandfather of Lori Ploudre, Bryan (Katherine) Krekel and Steven (Pam) Kaufman; great-grandfather of Shannon, Shelby, Sarah, Ellie, Caroline and Jacob; loving companion to Helen Usher. Mr. Paim was an Army veteran of World War II, a 50-year member of the Masons and a retired Postal employee. He was a lifelong baseball fan and enthusiastically shared his love of the Cardinals with multiple generations of his family. He was a gentle, kind and compassionate man who was quick to smile and was always the consummate gentleman. He was devoted to his family and his synagogue, Bais Abraham and was a role model for both. He enjoyed many years of active retirement when he renewed his passion for dancing, travel and painting. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Contributions to Bais Abraham Congregation or to the Pathways Community Hospice Organization. Rindskopf-Roth

WILLIAM JOSEPH RICE, died April 24th, 2010 at age 92 in Bastrop, Texas. Beloved widower of the late Anna Grosman Rice; Dear father of Victoria Ellen (Mark) Lundgren, and Denise Gayle Roman. Grandfather of Benjamin J. (Amanda) Willmann, Amanda R. Willmann, Ryan A. Christopher H. and Michael E Lundgren, and Benton A. Roman and Evan A. Roman. Great-Grandfather of Alexander Joel Willmann. Very dear friend of the late Minerva Paster; beloved brother of Gertrude Blumoff and son of the late Jacob and Sarah Rice. Our dear uncle, great uncle, cousin and friend. Contributions to The Lupus Foundation, Congregation Shaare Emeth, or the charity of donor’s choice.

ROSE SIEGEL, died April 30, 2010. Beloved widow of Dan Siegel; dear mother of Robert (Faye) Siegel, Dr. Douglas Siegel (Bettina Steller) of Wayland, Mass. and Patti (Dr. Bruce) Garber; dear mother-in-law of the late Hiltrud Siegel; dear grandmother of Lara (Josh) Zelman and Marc Siegel, Ben Siegel, Eric Garber and Leslie (Andy) Schainker; dear sister of Ruth (the late Norman) Hack and William (Ceci) Stone, late Dorothy (the late Joseph) Sklar, late Ralph (Roz) Stone, the late Margaret (the late Harold) Getz, the late Ethel (the late Irving) Gordon, late Sylvia Ellman and the late Ted (Ilene) Stone; dear sister-in-law of Ellen (late Elliot) Wallach and late Stanley (Bert) Siegel; our dear aunt, cousin and friend. Contributions to the Robert J. Siegel Youth Programming Fund-Congregation Shaare Emeth. Berger Memorial

DEBORAH WEBER, died April 11, 2010 in Jerusalem, Israel. Beloved widow of Rabbi Stanley Weber; dear mother of Sara (Eli) Back, Kalman (Tolly) Weber, Yael (Meir) Cohen, Peri (Moshe Meir) Grinberg, and David (Ayala) Weber; dear daughter of the late Morris Moss, the late Sara (Heisler) Moss and stepdaughter of the late Gina (Harrison) Moss; dear sister of Hershey (Susan) Moss, Les (Sandra) Moss, Michael Moss and Terry (Mordichai) Yashin; dear grandmother of 33 grandchildren and great-grandmother of three; dear niece, cousin and friend to many.

ETHEL WIENER, died April 26, 2010 in Plano, Texas. Beloved widow of Eli Wiener; dear mother of Charles (Rosalyn) Wiener; dear grandmother of Rebecca (Bruce) Capen and Jonathan (Diane) Wiener; dear great-grandmother of Aliza and Bruce Capen and Lauren Wiener. Mrs. Weiner was a member of Nusach Hari-B’nai Zion Congregation. Berger Memorial