Philip Asher Isserman


Philip Asher Isserman

Philip Asher Isserman

Forever remembered by his family, Philip Asher Isserman died on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at age 95 in St. Louis.

Born on December 28, 1925, in Newark, New Jersey, Philip adored his parents, the late Fannie and Paul, and three siblings. As an avid learner, Philip advanced quickly through school, graduating from high school at age 16.  He then attended Penn State until he served in the U.S. Army Infantry during WWII, earning battle stars in European Theater, Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star for Heroism, and an oak leaf cluster to the Bronze Star.  Upon his return, he completed his degree at Washington University in St. Louis with a focus in business.

Philip spent over 70 years in the printing business, including founding PAI Printing Company.  Through his business leadership, he encouraged entrepreneurship around St. Louis.  As a key partner to the NHL, he printed materials for teams across the country. He was an avid supporter of the St. Louis Blues and a founding member and President of the St. Louis Blues Goaltender Association.

Philip will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 34 years, Ann Isserman.  Dividing their time between their homes in St. Louis, Missouri, and Naples, Florida, they built a beautiful life together, one that they appreciated daily.  Together, they enjoyed traveling, viewing natural wildlife outside, and spending time with their family. He also enjoyed golf, tennis, and western movies.

Philip was a proud father to Dr. Michael (Michelle) Isserman, Joanie (Dr. David) Tinkelman, and the late Stephen Isserman, and to Laura (John) Sulkin and Larry Flaig. He will be fondly remembered as “Grandpa” to his three grandchildren, Julie (Dr. Scott) Zuick, David (Anna) Isserman, and Sean Isserman, “Papa” to Josh Sulkin, Olivia Sulkin, and Daniel Flaig, and “GG” by his great-grandchildren Benjamin and Jeffrey Zuick who cherish their time feeding the koi fish at #9 and eating ice cream sundaes with him. Philip is also survived by his sister Selma.

Described as a mensch and engaged in the community, Philip was an elected official, serving as Mayor of the Village of Westwood and was involved in innumerable charities. In addition, he served in governance as President of The Jewish Light Newspaper in St. Louis, a Director of Magna Bank in Brentwood, a Member of the Hillel Foundation, The Miriam Foundation, and Printing Industries of St. Louis.  He was also passionate about his active membership in the Shriners, St. Louis Lodge No. 1, Scottish Rite, Moolah Temple, and the Jesters.

Philip was known for his honor, integrity, and thoughtful approach.  He always did the right thing, and everyone he met became a lifelong friend.  His legacy will continue to be a blessing to those who knew him.

A private funeral and service will be held on May 18, 2021 at 10:30 a.m., and can be attended virtually via Live Stream. Please visit for Live Stream details.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Jewish Light, Shriners Hospital for Children, or The Miriam Foundation. BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE