Roger M. Berent

Roger M. Berent, prominent St. Louis businessman and insurance broker, passed away surrounded by his loving family on December 31st, 2022 at the age of 81.

Roger was born and raised in Queens, New York. He earned a swimming scholarship to Bradley University. Roger graduated with an Industrial and Electrical Engineering degree. While at Bradley, Roger met and married his wife of 58 years, Susan. After graduation they moved to St. Louis, called it home, and raised their children there.

Roger’s business acumen was recognized and sought after by younger entrepreneurs. He was a mentor and lifelong friend to several. He was the Alderman for Crystal Lake Park. Roger was very generous. He was happy to help anyone from friends to strangers. Roger loved Italian food “You twirl your pasta-never cut it” was his mantra.

Roger is survived by his wife Susan; daughter Jody (Dan Jones); son Ian; and granddaughter Alivia. He was dearly loved and will be sorely missed.

A funeral was held on January 5th, 2023 in Florida. A celebration of life is being planned for a future date. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice or to Salvation Army, P.O. Box 21787, St. Louis, MO 63109, CHAMP Assistance Dogs, 1968 Craig Road, Suite 200, St. Louis, MO 63146, or the St. Louis Jewish Light, P.O. Box 790372, St. Louis, MO 63179. . Please visit for more information. BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE