Ruth Zelda Tannenbaum Gusdorf

Ruth Zelda Tannenbaum Gusdorf

Ruth Zelda Tannenbaum Gusdorf, May 12, 1929-November 22, 2021

Ruth Tannenbaum Gusdorf passed after a long journey through dementia.

Ruth was the beloved wife of the late Walter Gusdorf, devoted mother of Ellen, Jeffrey, and Jerry, loving mother-in-law to Linda Smith and Martin Faye, loving grandmother of Nathan (Ti Ti Deng) and Jason Gusdorf and Max and Alex Faye, sister of the late Sam Tannenbaum, and daughter of the late Ralph and Fanny Tannenbaum, dear aunt, cousin and friend.

Ruth loved her family and her friends. She loved to travel and cook. She loved her garden and the opera.

A Memorial Service will be held in the May Chapel at Temple Israel at 1:30 pm on Friday, November 26th. Interment follows at Chevra Kadisha Cemetery. For those wishing to attend in person, please be vaccinated and wear a mask.

Contributions in Ruth’s memory may be made to Opera Theater of St. Louis or the Missouri Botanical Garden. Please visit for more information. BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE