Saul Rozen

Saul Rozen, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, great uncle and dear friend passed away peacefully at the age of 90 on December 23, 2018.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 65 years, Ruth Burstein Rozen of Creve Coeur; and three children Susan (Bob) Weinstein of Chesterfield, Phil (Kevin Murphy) Rozen of Chicago, Ill., and Marcia (Tim) Thomsen of Long Grove, Ill. Dear grandfather of David (Jourdan) Thomsen of Harrisburg, Penn., Jeff Weinstein of Chicago, Ill., Allison Thomsen of Milwaukee, Wisc. and Lauren Weinstein of Philadelphia, Penn. He was a loving and dedicated son-in-law to the late Oscar (Rose) Burstein and brother-in-law of the late Alvin Burstein.

Born in Lodz, Poland, Saul found a welcoming home in St. Louis in the 1940s as an orphaned teenager who survived the horrors of the Holocaust including the loss of his parents Ephraim and Malka Rozen, and a younger sister Esther. After liberation, Saul came to St. Louis as part of a youth resettlement program and his surviving older brother Mordechai immigrated to Israel where he later died.

Saul enlisted in the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. when he married the love of his life, Ruth Burstein. After Army discharge, this self-made man with a penchant for style enjoyed a storied career as one of the St. Louis area’s top men’s clothing sales executives. His career began at Levinson’s, a Southside men’s store, followed by a decades-long tenure at May Company’s Famous Barr, working his way up the ranks from salesman to Men’s Department Manager. Upon his retirement from Famous, Saul joined Sam Cavato, an upscale men’s boutique in Plaza Frontenac until his retirement in the early 2000s.

Visitation Thursday, Dec. 27, 9:30 AM at United Hebrew Congregation Chapel, 13788 Conway Road at Woodsmill followed by funeral service at 10:00 AM. Interment Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery-White Road. The family would like to thank the dedicated and caring staff of Assistance Home Care and Brookdale Creve Coeur, and requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, #12 Millstone Campus Drive, 63146 or a charity of your choice.