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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Harvey Hieken

Harvey Hieken, businessman known for generosity, dies at 94

By Robert A. Cohn, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus July 2, 2020

“If you’re going to do something, do it right!” was a favorite saying of businessman philanthropist Harvey Hieken, who passed away peacefully at his Chesterfield home June 21 at the age of 94.Indeed Mr. Hieken “did it right” for all of his 94...

Norman I. Roth

Norman I. Roth, 75, was 4th generation Jewish funeral director

By Robert A. Cohn, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus July 2, 2020

Norman I. (“Digger”) Roth, a fourth generation owner/funeral director of Rindskopf-Roth Funeral Chapel, died Wednesday, June 10, “peacefully at home, surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer,” according to a family statement.  He...

Carl Reiner at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, Calif., Aug. 3, 2017. 

Carl Reiner, actor, comedy legend and consummate old Jew telling jokes, dies at 98

JTA STAFF REPORT July 2, 2020

Until the last day of his life, Carl Reiner was tweeting about some of his favorite topics: politics, comedy and the twists and turns he experienced over decades as one of the world’s greatest living funnymen.Reiner died Monday, June 29 at 98. The...

A.E. Hotchner

A.E. Hotchner, acclaimed author, friend of Newman and Hemingway, dies at 102

BY ROBERT A. COHN, EDITOR IN CHIEF EMERITUS February 20, 2020

A. E. Hotchner, a highly successful biographer of Ernest Hemingway and friend and business partner of Paul Newman, died Saturday, Feb. 15, at his home in Westport, Conn., it was announced by his wife, Virginia Kiser.Mr. Hotchner, who grew up in Depression-era...

I. Norman Katz taught electrical and systems engineering at Washington University starting in 1967. 

I. Norman Katz, engineering professor at Wash U., dies at 86

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus January 25, 2019

I. Norman Katz, veteran senior professor of electrical and systems engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Washington University, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, in New Jersey, at the age of 86, according to an obituary posted on the university’s...

Dr. Gerald Medoff, former director of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Vice Chair of Medicine at Washington University, died Jan. 14.

Gerald Medoff, admired physician, teacher, dies at 82

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus  January 24, 2019

Gerald Medoff, former director of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Vice Chair of Medicine at Washington University, died peacefully in hospice care at Evelyn’s House, on Monday, Jan. 14, after a long bout with cancer. He was 82. Dr. Medoff was...

Rabbi Ephraim Zimand, shown here in a 1987 file photo, died March 11. He served as the spiritual leader of Traditional Congregation for 26 years. 

Longtime Traditional Congregation rabbi dies at 80

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus March 14, 2018

Rabbi Ephraim Zimand, who served as spiritual leader of Traditional Congregation for 26 years and a Jewish educator for two decades, died Sunday, March 11 in Jerusalem at the age of 80, according to his widow, Esther Zimand.Rabbi Zimand was born in the...

 

Morris Sterneck, past president of Federation, JCC, dies at 84

BY ROBERT A. COHN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF EMERITUS October 11, 2017

Morris H. Sterneck, a longtime community leader who was a past president of the Jewish Federation and the Jewish Community Center, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, after a brief illness. He was 84 and a longtime resident of greater St. Louis.Morris Herschel Sterneck...

Kenneth A. Marshall

Kenneth A. Marshall, businessman, longtime community leader dies at 90

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus September 20, 2017

Kenneth A. Marshall, longtime medical supply businessman and community leader, died peacefully of natural causes, on Sunday, Sept. 17, surrounded by loved ones. He was 90.Mr. Marshall combined compassion and concern for his fellow members of both the...

Judy Zisk Lincoff

Judy Zisk Lincoff, widely admired social worker, co-founder of domestic violence council, dies at 62

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus August 2, 2017

Judy Zisk Lincoff, a widely admired therapist and co-founder of the Jewish Council Against Family Violence, died Tuesday, July 25, after a brave struggle with a rare, deadly and fast-acting illness that struck her only weeks ago.  She was 62.“Mom faced...

Marcia Goldberg

Marcia Goldberg, past leader of B’nai El Congregation, dies at 72

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus July 26, 2017

Marcia Lee Goldberg, a past co-president of Congregation B’nai El, an active volunteer for the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, and a music lover, died Tuesday, July 18, after a long battle with cancer, her husband, Warren Goldberg, said....

Saunders Schultz

Saunders Schultz, acclaimed visionary artist, dies at 90

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus July 26, 2017

Saunders Schultz, known internationally as a visionary artist, died July 17, 2017, the day after his 90th birthday. He was a resident of Olivette.Mr. Schultz was born in St. Louis on July 16, 1917, the son of Abe and Rose Schultz.  He earned a bachelor...

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