Ambruster Chapel Funeral Home & Cremation

For generations, Ambruster Chapel has stood for excellence. Our quality service has earned the trust of the St. Louis community by providing compassionate services designed to honor your loved one.

Since the early 1900's, we have been committed to your family's individual needs and customs. Offering a wide variety of burial and cremation options, we are experienced with providing your family an unparalleled level of personalized attention. We invite you to call or visit our facility for a personal tour and answers to all your questions. Thank you for the opportunity to serve your family.

Our Obituaries

George W. Thornburgh

October 17, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. Beloved husband of Maryjo Thornburgh (nee Wille). He was the son of the late Thelma Schulz and George Waydle Thornburgh. Brother of the late Thomas W. Thornburgh and sister-in-law Violette. Brother of Laura Frances Perkinson. Brother-in-law of Jacqueline and the late William Phillips, the late Gordon Wille (surviving...
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Kathleen Kennedy

July 20, 2016

Kathleen Kennedy passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 21st, 2016 surrounded by family. Fortified of the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. Beloved wife of Harold Lloyd Kennedy, M.D. Loving mother of Lisa K. (Jeffrey) McKinney, Kimberly K. (Joe) Cacciabando, Johl J. Kennedy and Jaime K. (Jeremy) Salvatori. Cherished grandmother of Lisa: Connor S. McKinney, Jamie L. McKinney. Kimberly:...
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John Berchmans McEntee

June 28, 2016

Rev. John Berchmans McEntee, passed away in his sleep on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Father McEntee is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Julia McEntee,; dear brother of Sister Julia Anne and Mary (Norm), Thomas J. (Clara), Robert, Larry (Eileen), Edward (Pat), Bernard (Florence) and Joseph and friend to many. Father McEntee attended Little Flower School through 1949 and graduated with the...
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Patricia May Davis

June 21, 2016

Patricia May Davis, wonderful person, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She taught grade school at Hancock, Normandy and Pattonville. She loved science, especially space and dinosaurs. She has a star named for her too.
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Andrew J. Metzger

June 17, 2016

Andrew J. Metzger, Age 29, suddenly on Friday, June 17, 2016. Beloved son of Mary Ellen Metzger and Paul Metzger; beloved grandson of Betty Metzger and the late Jim; William Souders and the late Ruth; dear brother of Jennifer, Michael (Kimberly) and the late Stephen Metzger. Andrew cared deeply for the people in his life and will be dearly missed. Andrew graduated from Vianney High School,...
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Robert L. Beffa

June 15, 2016

Robert L. Beffa, 93, of St. Louis MO passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church. He was devoted to his Catholic faith and was a business owner in St. Louis for many years. He is survived by his sons, Robert F. (Margaret) Beffa and John P. (Cathy) Beffa; sisters Marie Beffa and Savina Tonella; grandchildren Emily Beffa and...
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Charles P. Derleth, Jr.

May 27, 2016

Charles P. Derleth, Jr., a beloved Saint Louis artist and teacher, passed away peacefully May 27. Son of Charles P. Derleth and Mary Brooks, he is survived by his cousins in the Brooks family, and a wide circle of friends in Saint Louis and around the world. Called Sonny by his family, he was Charlie to everyone else. After graduating from Normandy High School in 1957, he attended Washington...
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Frank Josef Gfaller

May 23, 2016

Frank Josef Gfaller, age 80, peacefully passed from this earth on Monday, May 23, 2016. Born in Mannheim, Germany, he was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Kathleen (Collumb) Gfaller and only child of Josef and Emma (Schmidt) Gfaller. A US army veteran and retired electrical engineer, he is survived by his only son Joseph Christopher Gfaller (Kraig Turner) of St. Louis, MO and his cousin...
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Thomas "Tom" Joseph Capelli

February 4, 1949 - May 19, 2016

Mr. Thomas "Tom" Joseph Capelli died peacefully in his home in St. Louis, MO, on May 19th, at the age of 67. Tom is survived by his wife, Cindy (Remer); daughter, Marie; son, Tom; stepsons, Blaine Remer (Heather Clark), Nathan Remer (Crystal Albers), and Jared Remer; sister, Sharon Andersohn: and aunt, Paula Higbee (Capelli); as well as by many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. ...
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Joseph G. "Joe" Longstreth

January 11, 1928 - May 11, 2016

Annihilated on May 11, 2016 Born January I I. 1928 to Ethel Mae Pratt Longstreth and Clarence F. Longstreth. Joe graduated from Maplewood High in 1945 and attended Washington University the same year. He served in the U. S. Army for I8 months and then resumed pre-med studies, graduating in 1950. He married his perfect wife, Patricia F. Reese, 20 April of 1951. Joe failed to qualify for medical...
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Carolyn Lee Doumouras

May 10, 2016

Carolyn Lee Doumouras, peacefully on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Dear sister of Cathy Cline, daughter of the late Juanita and Andrew Doumouras, dear niece of Georgia Doumouras and the late Virginia and Charles Doumouras, dear niece of David and Peggy Newell, dear Godchild of Beth and the late Tike Dennis, dear cousin and friend and devoted pet, Josie. Services: Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-11 a.m...
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Catherine "Cathy" Parson

May 9, 2016

Catherine Parson was born on July 8, 1961 in Utica Mississippi; her parents are Robert Sr. and Lothie Marie Parson. Cathy has two younger brothers: Walter Manwell Parson and Robert Parson, Jr.; three sons: Joshua, Andre, and Christopher; the love of her life, Coleman McKay - all of whom she loved dearly. Cathy graduated from Parkway West High School and she later attended LaPlante Cosmetology....
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James J.. McLaughlin

April 28, 2016

James A. McLaughlin of age 96 died peacefully on Thursday, April 28, 2016 fortified with the sacraments of the Holy Mother Church. He is the loving son of the late Angeline and James McLaughlin, devoted brother of the late Jane McLaughlin. Jimmy is survived by many loving cousins and esteemed by many friends. The family wishes to thank the Sisters, Staff, and Nurture Caregivers of St. Agnes...
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Jerome "Jerry" J. Murphy

March 28, 1942 - April 22, 2016

Jerome (Jerry) J. Murphy, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 22, 2016. Beloved husband of Judy (nee Ossenfort). Loving father of Scott (Heather), Molly Suden (Dave), Andy (Nicole), Jerry John Jr., and Tim (Marly). Dearest grandfather of Katy, John, Patrick, Elizabeth, Matthew, and Teddy. Dear brother of Forrest (Mary Ann) and Mary Shafer ...
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Arley "Ginger" M. Willenborg

July 13, 1941 - April 11, 2016

Arley "Ginger" M. Willenborg Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend passed away Monday, April 11, 2016. Born July 13, 1941 to the late George C. Nisbet and Arley M. Nisbet; dear mother of four children: Peter, Matthew, Mary "Mimi" (David Hayden), Michael; loving grandmother of 6 grandchildren: Lennon, George, Elle, Jacob, Frank, Mia. SERVICES: A celebration of...
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Anna Vitale

April 8, 2016

Anna Vitale (nee Lanasa), age 90, peacefully at rest on Friday, April 8, 2016. Beloved wife of the late John Vitale for 51 years; loving mother of Rosalie Suftko (Don), Virginia Hisaw (Harold), John Vitale (Jonnie), Dianne Ranciglio (Pete), Nick Vitale (Clare); grandmother of thirteen; great-grandmother of nineteen; beloved sister and friend. SERVICES: Visitation will be Wednesday, April 13,...
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Irene Clucas

March 7, 2016

Irene Clucas, age 101, peacefully entered into eternal life of Monday, March 7, 2016. Loving wife of the late I.H. Clucas. Survived by daughter Kathleen Clucas; beloved aunt of Larry, Rick and Jim Nolan; Maureen Schrieber, Nancy Klarich and Terry Wunderlich. SERVICES: Visitation Friday, March 11th, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to begin at 10:30 a.m. at The...
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Thomas Nicholas Kavadas

June 12, 1944 - February 21, 2016

Thomas "Tommy" Nicholas Kavadas Tommy passed away Sunday evening, February 21, 2016 after a short but valiant struggle with cancer. Tommy, born June 12th, 1944, was the oldest son of Nicholas & Constance Kavadas. In his early years, Tommy was involved in theater and dance and recognized for his service to his community in a number of plays and performances. While serving in the U.S. Airforce...
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Robert Joseph Gartland, Jr.

February 18, 2016

Robert Joseph Gartland, Jr., Age 55, passed away on Thursday February 18, 2016. Beloved son of Robert Joseph Gartland Sr. and the late Anne McCarthy Gartland. Robert is survived by 6 brothers and sisters and was preceded in death by one brother. He is also survived by his daughter Madelynn Gartland. SERVICES: A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 10am on Wednesday February 24th at the Church of...
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Walter A. Palmer

February 22, 1939 - February 16, 2016

Walter A. Palmer, 76, died on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 in Saint Louis County, Missouri. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, February 19 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in High Hill, Missouri. Walter was born on February 22, 1939 in High Hill, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Palmer and Ruby Ritter (nee Garrett), and his brother Judson. He is survived by...
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Bobbie Beebe-Peterson

May 21, 1949 - February 15, 2016

Bobbie Beebe-Peterson, age 66, of St. Louis Missouri passed away peacefully on Monday, February 15th, 2016 of natural causes. Born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 21st, 1949. The child of Daniel and Lucille (Zvinis) Weiss and stepfather John Ambroziak. Wife of the late Pete Peterson, Bobbie is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Beebe, stepson Jerry Peterson, her brothers, Dale (Karen) Weiss of...
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Darrell Burgess

February 6, 2016

Darrell Burgess, suddenly on February 6th, 2016, at the age of 64. Loving son of the late Joseph and Bernice Burgess, dear husband of Beverly J. Burgess; beloved father of Catherine Burgess Davila, Joseph Burgess and D. Anthony Burgess; dear grandfather of Geraldo and Jasmine; cherished brother of Eric (Barbara) Burgess, Kevin (Debra) Burgess, Gary Burgess, and Linda (Thomas) Majors; dear...
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Lisa Christine Sisson

February 3, 2016

Lisa Christine Sisson 43, passed away on Wednesday February 3rd 2016 Loving wife to Marvin L. Sisson Survived by her loving children Christopher David, Jennifer Renee & Herb Michael Sisson, . Loving daughter in law to David & Martha Sisson. Lisa loved her dogs Raven, Sammy & Pella and her plants but most of all she loved us unconditionally . Lisa was my soul mate, sister in Christ, and the...
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Gus John Tassos

January 23, 2016

Gus "Bravo Me" Tassos, 88, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2016. He is survived by his daughter Angelic, son John, sister Panagiota Chronopoulos, niece Sophia Chronopoulos, great nephew Terry (Carrie) Tsalamandris, great niece Stephanie Chronopoulos and great great nephew Anson Tsalamandris. A Greek immigrant, Gus recently retired from Michael's Bar & Grill after twenty years. His...
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Joseph F. Schweppe, Jr.

December 15, 2015

Joseph F. Schweppe, Jr. Age 89, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Tuesday, December 15, 2015. Beloved husband of Frances Schweppe (nee Foster); dear father of Charlotte (Michael) Jackson, Leslie (Al) Nipper and Joe (Maureen) Schweppe; cherished grandfather of Nicholas and Christopher Nipper; Mairin and Ellen Schweppe; dear brother of LaVerne Meives, Don Schweppe and the...
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Thelma S. Nakos

December 13, 2015

Thelma S. Nakos Age 87, on Sunday, December 13, 2015. Wife of the late George Nakos; beloved mother Peggy (Carl) Carney, Sandy (R. Michael) Judd and Thomas Nakos, loving grandmother of Betsy (Shane) Bates, Steven C. Carney and Erin E. Judd, dear great-grandmother and friend to many. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Alzheimer's fund of Town and Country, attn: Leigh Anne...
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Joseph Harry Davis

December 6, 2015

Joseph Harry Davis age 86, peacefully on Sunday, December 6, 2015. Beloved husband of Patricia "Patsy" Davis (nee Zook); loving father of Martha J. (Don) Stafos, cherished grandfather of Donald (Jamie) Stafos and Amber Stafos; great-grandfather of Dominic Stafos; dear colleague and friend. Mr. Davis was an administrator and taught history at Normandy school district for over forty...
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Mary Alice Gartland

November 15, 2015

Mary Alice Gartland Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church Sunday November 15, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Eugene C. Gartland; dear mother of Eugene C. Gartland Jr., Claudia (Patrick) Duerr, Amy (James) Egan, Helen (Michael) Wilkinson, Martha (Douglas) Butler, Laura (Anthony) Meyer; dear grandmother of Lauren (Thomas) Northrop, Patrick Duerr Jr., Charles Duerr, Michael ...
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Germaine June Balistreri

November 14, 2015

Germaine June Balistreri, age 86, peacefully entered eternal rest in Jesus' arms on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Beloved wife of Joseph Balistreri for 58 years; loving mother of Mary (Rev. Michael) Redeker; cherished grandmother of Bidget, Aaron, Maxwell, Samuel, Victoria, Gemma and Sean Redeker; sister-in-law of Mary Brusky and Phyllis Hoyer (Nick). She is also survived by many nieces, nephews...
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Leon Andrew Golfin

November 9, 2015

Leon Andrew Golfin, age 92, of Saint Louis. On November 9, 2015, Leon Andrew Golfin came to the end of a life filled with the riches of a loving family, several rewarding careers, and the respect and admiration of his friends and colleagues. He was uncommonly brilliant, with an unbounded exuberance, a gentleness of spirit, and a perpetual love of life. He shaped ambassadors of intellect,...
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Fay Stickford McKenna

November 7, 2015

Fay Stickford McKenna, 82, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, November 7, 2015. Beloved wife of the late James F. McKenna; dear mother of Frederick James McKenna (Norma West), Molly McKenna (Steve Neukomm), Thomas McKenna (Karen), Dorcas McKenna (Brian Fallon), William McKenna and Bridget McKenna; cherished grand-mother of Jonathan and Jordan; James, Dillan and Jason; James,...
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Robert O. Shea, Jr.

November 3, 2015

Robert O. Shea, Jr. Owner of E.B.G. Collision Center, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at the age of 61, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. Beloved husband of Linda Shea (nee Sweeney); loving father of Jason Shea, Melissa Shea and Robert (Katie) Shea III; dear papa of Katelyn and Fiona; brother of Kathy (John) Heinemann, Ellen (Harry) Reheis, Mary (John)...
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Maria Sava

November 1, 2015

Maria Sava, on Sunday, November 1st, 2015 at the age of 62. Beloved daughter of the late Irene and William Sava, dear mother of the late Irene Weir, loving grandmother of Maria Renee Comerford and Rosemary Weir, cherished sister of Sam Sava, Kaliopi (Jack) Suda and the late Steve Sava. Maria was an avid plant lover and at one time worked as a horticulturist for the St. Louis based Interior...
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Mary Anita Martin

October 30, 2015

Mary Anita Martin, 66, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, on Friday, October 30, 2015. Daughter of the late Mary and Raymond T. Martin, M.D.; sister of Raymond J. Martin; dear friend. Mary graduated from Visitation Academy & Webster University with a B. A. in Fine Arts. She also attended The Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. Services: The family will receive friends...
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Joseph Vincent Ragni

October 25, 2015

Joseph Vincent Ragni, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Sunday, October 25, 2015, born September 23, 1934. Dear son of Caroline (nee Greco) and Mario Ragni, (both deceased), uncle, cousin and friend, Joe or "Rags", was beloved by all. Mr. Ragni was a graduate of CBC high school where he played football and track; he was inducted into the CBC Hall of Fame. Joe attended...
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Angeline Dennis

October 24, 2015

Angeline Dennis 90, passed away peacefully at home on October 24, 2015 with close friends by her side. Angie was devoted to her church, her "little girl" Isabel and her dog Sophie. Preceded in death by brothers George and Tike and parents Theodora and Peter. Survived by cousins Georgia Doumouras and Diana Bose. Angie will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched with her kindness and...
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Olga Vazopolos

October 22, 2015

Olga Vazopolos Passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 22, 2015, with her loving family by her side. Olga was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts on May 1, 1933. Olga was the beloved Mother of Betsy Murphy (Ben), Paul Vazopolos (Carmela), Andrea Lockwood (Dale), and the late Christine Vazopolos. Olga was the beloved Grandmother to Lauren Rowe (Dan), Spencer Murphy, Rachel Moran, Sarah Moran,...
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Lawana Louise Kohnle

October 18, 2015

Lawana Louise Kohnle (nee Downs), 87, a St. Louis native, former resident of Florissant, Missouri, and since 1987, living in Boca Raton, Florida, passed away on October 18, 2015. She was preceded in death by her dear husband of 47 years, Pearl Harbor Survivor Wilbur F. ("Ace" or "Bill") Kohnle. She is survived by her daughter, Beverly Pohl, of Boca Raton, her son, Mark Kohnle and his wife,...
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Mario A. Santander

October 17, 2015

Mario Santander was suddenly and unexpectedly called to heaven on Saturday, October 17th, 2015, while in the company of his four children, wife Izuara his sister and many friends, during a celebration of his beloved homeland, Bolivia. Born in La Paz, Bolivia on August 28th, 1928, Mario married the love of his life, Maria Luisa Chiocchetti on July 31, 1954. Mario and Maria Luisa shared the...
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Elise Sears Moloney

October 12, 2015

Elise Sears Moloney age 90, Moloney Family Matriarch, philanthropist Elise Moloney (wife of the late James C . Moloney), was called to God's arms on Monday, October 12, 2015. She was born Georgette Elise Sears on February 22, 1925. She married the love of her life, attorney James C. Moloney on November 20, 1948 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in University City. Jim and Elise then had seven ...
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Mary Anne Lyons

October 7, 2015

Mary Anne (Deutsch) Lyons, April 20, 1947 - October 7, 2015 Mary Anne is survived and deeply mourned by her sons Mark and Matthew Lyons, her brothers William and James Deutsch, sister-in-law Debbie Deutsch, aunt Joann Klevorn, niece Colleen Smithson (Walsh), nephews Eric, Michael and Gabe Deutsch, and her dear friend Judy Schoene. Mary Anne was pre-deceased by her brother John Deutsch,...
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Cynthia Anne Ruggeri

September 28, 2015

Cynthia Anne Ruggeri passed away in Katy, Texas, on September 28, 2015. She was born in Fayette, Missouri, and graduated from Central Methodist College with a degree in Political Science. She went on to finish a Master's in Library Sciences from the University of Missouri in Columbia. On September 28, 1974, she married John William Ruggeri in St. Louis, Missouri. Cindy worked in both the St....
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Liliana Marcantonio Borini

September 21, 2015

Liliana Borini (nee Marcantonio), 93, on Monday, September 21, 2015, baptized into the hope of Christ's Resurrection. Beloved wife of the late Donald Borini; loving mother of Dona (Allan) Halfar; dear sister of the late Giorgio and Lanfranco Marcantonio; dear sister-in-law of Adriana and Maria Marcantonio; dear aunt of LiLiana, Raoul, Annamaria, Mirta and Emilio, all of Rome, Italy. Liliana was...
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Margaret Ann (Greta) Webb

September 17, 2015

Margaret A. Webb (née Hynek) on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at the age of 106. Dear wife of the late Marion A. Webb, MD; dear daughter of the late Valerie and Franz Hynek, Vienna, Austria; sister of the late Walter Hynek, MD; Vienna, Austria; beloved mother of two sons, Roland M. Webb, Los Altos, CA and Gordon F. Webb, St. Louis, MO; Grandmother of six; Great-Grandmother of of eleven; Great...
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Paul J. Gartland

September 6, 2015

Paul Joseph Gartland, Age 52, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2015. Beloved son of Robert Joseph Gartland Sr. and the late Anne McCarthy Gartland. Paul is survived by 7 brothers and sisters. Services: A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday, September 11 at the Church of Immacolata, 8900 Clayton Rd., (Richmond Heights). Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts...
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Brenda J. La Fleur

September 4, 2015

Brenda Joyce La Fleur (nee Willis), on Friday, September 4th, 2015 departed this life to be with the Lord. She has left to cherish her memories, the love of her life, best friend and devoted husband John La Fleur, united in holy matrimony in 1993 ; her beloved four "little eggs" : Johnny Hardrick, Dora Williams, Lora Card and Melody Anderson (Gerry); her two step children: Reginald and Sharon...
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Gary Lee Bohn

September 3, 2015

Gary Lee Bohn, 63, passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2015. Beloved husband of Patricia Donohoo Bohn for 34 years; devoted father to Robyn and Rachel Bohn; dear son of Mary Jane Bohn and the late Clarence Bohn; dear brother of Judy (Chuck) Hoffmann; cherished son-in-law of Evelyn Donohoo and the late James M. Donohoo; dear brother-in-law of Christine (Alex McNamara) Donohoo, Terry (Rory Cooney...
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Helen Dahm

September 2, 2015

Helen Dahm 1927 - 2015 Fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church on September 2, 2015. Preceded in death by parents Clemens and Agnes Dahm, brothers Joseph and Donald Dahm, and sister, Marie Dahm Parkinson. Left to cherish her memories are nephews Paul Dahm and Edward Parkinson, many close and long time friends and the residents and staff of Richmond Terrace Retirement Center. Helen...
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Rosemary Virginia Calcaterra

August 29, 2015

Rosemary Virginia Calcaterra, (nee Farris), on Saturday, August 29, 2015. Baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection. Beloved wife for 53 years of (the late) John J. Calcaterra; beloved daughter of (the late) Charles and (the late) Margaret Farris; loving mother of Janice (Philip) Shayne, Kay Calcaterra (Carl Hoelting) and Becky (Steve) Braddock; devoted Grammy to Alison (Adam) Tsacoumangos...
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Robert B. "Bobo" Bardone

August 8, 2015

Robert B. "Bobo" Bardone, born in St. Louis, Mo., on June 21, 1947, passed away peacefully Aug. 8, 2015, his wife Peggy and son Patrick by his side in Franklin, Tenn., of complications associated with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Lillian Bardone. Bob is survived by his loving wife Peggy Bardone and four children: Patrick (Ann) Bardone; Cadie ...
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Carl Fredrick Rogge

August 4, 2015

Carl Fredrick Rogge, born Oct. 11, 1910, on Lucky Street, in St. Louis and passed away Aug 4, 2015, at the age of 104. As a life long Cardinals' fan, he was proud that he attended their first World Series appearance in 1926. He married Dorothy Duffner in 1938. Seventy years of marriage ended with her death, in 2008. Carl retired in 1974, from American Investment Corp. When he wasn't ice skating,...
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Barbara Beisman

August 3, 2015

Barbara Beisman, age 86, died peacefully August 3rd at Methodist Hospital, Richardson, TX. She was the loving widow of Paul "Bud" Beisman, proud mother of Mike Beisman, Beth Jones and Mary Power, doting grandmother to Ben, Katy, Merna, Jaclyn, Jonathan, Beth, David and Daniel, and great grandmother to Hudson, Harper, Ramona and Harriet. Born in 1929 in Springfield, MO, Barbara attended Webster...
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Stephen J. Matteuzzi

July 1, 2015

Stephen J. Matteuzzi, at peace with The Lord on July 1, 2015. Beloved son of the late Walter and Louise Matteuzzi; loving brother of Mary (Bob) O'Gorman, Peggy, Bob, Bill (Karen), Paula (Jim Koelle), Susie Brent (Steve), Jim, Joan (Linda Schnur); amazing brother-in-law, special uncle, great-uncle, cousin, friend. Visitation Saturday, July 4, 2-6 p.m. at Ambruster Chapel, 6633 Clayton Rd. ...
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Patricia R. Dresch

June 26, 2015

Patricia R. Dresch 86, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on June 26, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Milton M. Dresch; dear mother of Joseph (Jackie) Dresch, Terri (Patrick) Oates, Timothy Dresch, Cynthia Mayer, Susan (Vincent) Ross, Anne Dresch and the late Christine Dresch; grandmother of Megan, Michelle, Nicholas, Nathan, Thomas, Stephen, Theodore, Kaitlyn and Ryan; great...
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Annette Cocos

June 25, 2015

Annette Cocos age 86, peacefully on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Beloved widow of Alexander Cocos married for 59 years; loving mother of Maria Diecker and Theodore (Joan) Cocos; cherished grandmother of Jane (Justin) Accomando, Christy (Andrew) Nguyen, Alex (Becky) Cocos, Kimberly (Darrion) Cockrell and Peter Cocos; adored great-grandmother of Isabelle Accomando; dear sister, aunt and friend....
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Robert Emmet Murphy

June 22, 2015

Robert Emmet Murphy left us on June 22, 2015 at the age of 91 after a brief illness, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. He was born January 7, 1924 in Saint Louis, MO, son of John T. Murphy and Lillian (Benda) Murphy. Loving husband for sixty-six years to the late Margaret "Marge" Murphy (nee Welek), dear father of the late Michael Charles Murphy, devoted father and father-in...
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Katherine "Kate" Pearce Clarkson

June 14, 2015

Katherine "Kate" Pearce Clarkson Age 74, passed away at home peacefully Sunday, June 14, 2015. Loving mother of Sara Potterton and Jenny Potterton; dear sister of Sally (Bill) Brackstad, Virginia Cunningham and Ann Petri (her foster sister); dear aunt and friend. Kate was a real estate agent for Laura McCarthy for 36 years. We would like to thank our family and friends for all the...
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Thomas Xavier Briggs

May 28, 2015

Thomas Xavier Briggs, 82, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Beloved husband of the late Mary Catherine Briggs. Dear brother of the late Harold and Theresa Briggs, the late Charles and Beatrice Briggs, the late Joseph Briggs, the late Mary and Gilbert Scheu and surviving Erma Briggs, James (Marilyn) Briggs. Step father of Joan Carraway, Sr. Jean...
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Loretto J. "Sue" Mullen

May 28, 2015

Loretto J. "Sue" Mullen, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Thursday, May 28, 2015. Dear sister of Audrey C. Mehan, daughter of the late Thomas and Marie Mullen, sister of the late Maryjane Jarzemsky, Elizabeth A. Mullen, Margaret R. Howard, Nancy L. Smith. Thomas J. Mullen, and Richard H. Mullen. loving aunt, cousin and friend of many. Services: Funeral Mass celebrated at St....
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Eugene Robert (Bob) Eastin

May 21, 2015

Eugene Robert (Bob) Eastin 76, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015. Dear brother of Virginia (Christopher) Hoeper; dear uncle of Christopher E. (Katie) Hoeper and Tiffany A. (Scott) Auer; great-uncle of Adrianna and Ryder; Haley, William and Aiden; dear cousin, colleague and friend. Bob retired from teaching at Webster Groves High School in 1993 but continued to mentor young people. He was a...
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J. R. Pereira

May 15, 2015

J. R. Pereira age 56, on Friday, May 15, 2015. Son of Carol Staeger and Ralph Pereira; brother of Val (Donna) Pereira, Colann (Cliff) Main and Sue Pereira; uncle of Wendi Brown and Bobby Pereira; Courtney (Mark) Levin and Adam (Tess) Main; Ivy and Willow Cass; dear friend. Services: Private services will be held. Memorial donations may made to Dirk's Fund, 526 Indian Warpath Dr., Pacific,...
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James Melville Pierce III

April 27, 2015

James Melville Pierce, III peacefully on Monday, April 27, 2015. Beloved husband of Joanne Owens Pierce for 60 years; loving father of James M. (Nancy) Pierce IV and Elizabeth Owens (James Guthrie) Pierce of Albuquerque; dear grandfather of Lindsey and Jeb Pierce; dear brother of Sally Langan of Chicago; dear brother-in-law, cousin and friend. There will be no services at this time....
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Louis Charles Oldani

April 9, 2015

Louis Charles Oldani age 103, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Thursday, April 9, 2015. Beloved husband of the late Evelyn Hilda (nee Berra) Oldani; loving father of Judy (the late Voya) Ognyanov and Louis Oldani Jr.; cherished grandfather of Lara (Adam) Evans; devoted great-grandfather of Ethan and Ryan. Louis was the proud inventor of the toasted ravioli at...
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Alyson Rose Singfield

April 7, 2015

Alyson Rose Singfield, 57, passed away on Tuesday, April 7th 2015 surrounded by her loving family. The Family would like to thank all those who came to Ms. Singfield's Celebration of Life, as well as those who have expressed their condolences for our loss. We would like to extend an invitation to encourage all of those who were in attendance, and have photos of the event that they would like...
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Alexander Scott Wander

April 5, 2015

Alexander Scott Wander, 29, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2015. Beloved son of Janice and the late Philip Wander; grandson of James and Betty Daniels and the late June and Ken Wander; dear brother of Nathaniel (Amanda) Wander; dear nephew, cousin and friend. Services: The family will receive friends Friday, April 10 in the Great Hall of Ambruster Chapel, 6633 Clayton Rd. (Clayton) from 4:00 p.m...
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David C. Beebe, Ph. D

March 27, 2015

David C. Beebe, PhD the Janet and Bernard Becker Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences died at his home in St. Louis on Friday, March 27, 2015, from complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). He was 70. A world renowned expert on the development of the eye, Dr. Beebe was a long-time leader in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Washington University...
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James Lee Brown

March 25, 2015

James Lee Brown 72, passed peacefully at home with his loved ones, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Beloved son of the late Marion and Dorothy Brown; devoted husband of Patricia Bahre; loving father and father-in-law of Stephanie Bansbach (nee Brown), Matthew Bansbach, Philip Brown and Lauren Brown; loving stepfather of Carl Bahre, his late wife Susan Napoli, Robert Bahre, Dave Bahre, the late Matthew...
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David Andrew Deem

March 20, 2015

David Andrew Deem age 65, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2015. Beloved husband of Marjorie "Mimi" Deem; loving father of Jason Deem, Jessica (Elijah Thimsen Ph.D.) Deem and Marcus Deem; dear brother of Emma (Burt Gruchy) Deem, Douglas (Chris) Deem; dear brother-in-law of Maria (James M.D.) Minikel, and Paulette (Chris Dougan) Grana; dear uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. Services: The...
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Ronald Raymond Feuerhahn

March 13, 2015

Ronald Raymond Feuerhahn, B.A., M.Div, M.Phil, Ph.D., D.D. died peacefully on Friday, March 13, 2015. Beloved husband of Carol Justus Feuerhahn (née Throdahl) for 51 years; father of Kathryn Siân (Jeff) Muskopf, Heather Gail (Chris) Campbell, and the late Philip Charles (March 15, 1964 – March 16, 1964) Feuerhahn; grandfather of Jacob Blaine, Annabel Lee, and William Justus Campbell;...
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George S. Goding

March 4, 2015

George S. Goding Age 91 passed away on March 4, 2015. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years Jean. George had a distinguished career as President of Nilo Barge Line. He is survived by his children Noel (John) and George, Jr. (Diane); grandchildren Heather, Kevin, Ann, Laura and Ellen; and 6 great grandchildren. Services: Memorial service to be held at Ladue Chapel, 9450 Clayton...
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Irene Angela Alexander

February 21, 2015

Irene Angela Alexander (nee Gmachl), 94, of St. Louis, Missouri made her transition peacefully on February 21, 2015 at St. Mary's Hospital surrounded by her family. Irene was born on August 10, 1920 to August Gmachl of Oberalm, Austria and Theresa Neubauer Gmachl of Pendleton, MO. She was a loving mother to Tina Watson (Jim), dear grandmother to Halley Kim (Simon), Harmony Watson, and Lacey...
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Kathryn Ann Brucker

February 19, 2015

Kathryn Ann Brucker, the daughter of Warren and Dorothy Brucker, niece of Charles Tigges, younger sister of Richard Brucker and Ann Trammel, aunt of Joseph Trammel, Emma Trammel and Melanie Brucker Toulou and loving mother of Elizabeth Hutchinson. A wise, independent spirit of unconditional love and faith. She was a talented Interior Designer of 35 years with many outstanding skills of...
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Christine Marie Dresch

February 18, 2015

Christine Marie Dresch Age 51, after a short illness on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Beloved daughter of Patricia and the late Milton Dresch; dear sister of Joe (Jackie) Dresch, Terri (Patrick) Oates, Tim Dresch, Cindy Mayer, Susan (Vincent) Ross and Anne Dresch; dear aunt of Nick, Tom, Steve, Nathan, Megan, Ryan, Ted, Michelle and Katie; great-aunt, cousin and friend to many; loving...
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Gloria Anne Pulliam

February 7, 2015

GLORIA ANNE PULLIAM (nee Gayou) Peacefully and "having fought the good fight" on February 7, 2015. Survived by her sons Michael, of Kansas City, MO; Thomas, of Glendale, MO; and Christopher (Katie) of St. Louis County, MO; and daughter Sally Kellogg (Keith) of Des Peres, MO. Preceded in death by her beloved and adoring husband of 55 years, Harvey, daughter Patricia Ann, brother Edward,...
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Tony Cass Bryant

February 3, 2015

The family will receive friends in the Great Hall of Ambruster Chapel Thursday, February 11, 2015. The Funeral procession will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to help fund the expenses incurred by Tony's Funeral may be made to Ambruster Chapel.
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Rosemary O. Klobe

February 3, 2015

Rosemary O. Klobe 93, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Beloved daughter of the late Joset and Fred Klobe; dear sister of Ray (Peggy) Klobe and, Alice (the late Donald) Beck , the late Anna Vee Kaiser (the late Vince), the late Robert Klobe (Ellie), the late Garnell Klobe and the late Lee Klobe (the late Ruth); dear aunt of 26; great- aunt of 30;...
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Lincoln Isaiah Diuguid, Ph.D

January 27, 2015

Lincoln Isaiah Diuguid 97, of St. Louis, died Jan. 27, 2015, at Beauvais Manor on the Park. Visitation will be from 1-2 pm followed by a funeral service from 2-3 pm on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 held in The Great Hall of Ambruster Chapel, 6633 Clayton Rd., St. Louis, MO 63117. Lincoln Diuguid, PhD (in chemistry) was born Feb. 6, 1917 in Lynchburg, VA, to Lewis and Bettie Diuguid. He was the...
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Robert John Auffenberg, Sr.

January 12, 2015

Robert John Auffenberg 93, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Monday, January 12, 2015. Beloved husband of the late Marquita Katherine Auffenberg; loving father of Robert J. (Lisa) Auffenberg Jr., M.D., Julia (Edward) Johnson, Marquita K. Auffenberg, Sally (Dan) Stephen, Nancy (Leonard) Rosenthal, Richard J. (Betsy) Auffenberg, Peter Conrad Auffenberg, Peggy (Tom) White and the...
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Walter F. "Butch" McBryan

December 26, 2014

Walter F. "Butch" McBryan, June 7, 1950 - December 26, 2014. Butch answered the "last call" at 3 a.m., Friday, December 26, 2014, peacefully at home. He remained strong and courageous through both battles with cancer-never losing his sense of humor. Loved son of the late Walter and Mary McBryan. Butch will be greatly missed by his siblings, Marybeth, John & Chris, Pat, Katy & Dennis, Peggy & Jeff...
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Marguerite "Marty" Joan Walsh

December 24, 2014

Marguerite "Marty" Joan Walsh (nee Tierney), age 92, peacefully at home on Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. Daughter of Dr. John Leo Tierney and Margaret (Curran) Tierney of St. Louis; loving wife of Robert F. Walsh; dear mother of Timothy T. (Jane), Marguerite Joan (Jim) Keiper, Robert F.. Jr. (Rita), the late J. Kevin and Peggy Walsh-Chopin (Dan...
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Mary Frances Clifford

November 25, 2014

Mary Frances Clifford, Baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection, Tues. November 25, 2014. Beloved sister to O. Morton Clifford of Evanston, Illinois and the late Frederick Z. Clifford and C. Churchill Clifford. Beloved aunt to Patricia Clifford Kras, Kimberly Clifford, Tamila Clifford James and Sheryl Clifford; Peter Z. Clifford; Frederick Z. "Fritz" Clifford Jr. and Mary R. "Gina"...
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Stacy Lynn Warren

November 13, 2014

Stacy Lynn Warren, (nee Adams) died at home Thursday, November 13th, 2014 surrounded by her family. She cherished her beloved daughter Samantha Rae Warren. Stacy is the youngest child of Mary Jo Adams Schaefer and the late William Joseph Adams, and sister to Cheryl (Rich) Barbieri, Sally Adams, Kathy Klos, Amy Kirk and Bill (Leann) Adams. She was a dear Daughter in law, Niece. Aunt, Cousin,...
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Anne Catherine Weaver

October 26, 2014

Anne Catherine "Cathy" Weaver (nee Kearney) of St. Louis, Missouri passed peacefully into the spiritual world on Sunday, October 26, 2014. She is the wife of the late Kenneth W. Weaver, C.P.M., the love of her life. She leaves two daughters and their families to cherish her memory: Susan Weaver Sylvia, her husband Edward F. Sylvia, and Joan Weaver Judd, wife of the late John J. Judd, and her...
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Ruth Pauline Meyer

October 11, 2014

Ruth Pauline Meyer died October 11, 2014. She was born in Denver, CO in 1922 to Theodore and Pauline Hoyer. The family moved to Winfield, KS and then to Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, where Theodore Hoyer became a professor. Ruth graduated from Clayton High School, where she participated in sports and played the cello in the school orchestra. She was sister to nine siblings: Walter, Leonora,...
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George H. Hazelrigg

September 15, 2014

George H. Hazelrigg Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Monday, September 15, 2014. Beloved husband of 52 years to Vivien (nee Gonzalez); loving father of Stanley Hazelrigg of St. Louis and Nadine McGinnis of Richmond, Virginia; cherished grandfather of Connor and Jewel Anne McGinnis. George graduated from Kirkwood High School in 1956 and was student body president at the...
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Jefrey Mark Christopher Nelson

September 13, 2014

Jefrey Mark Christopher Nelson was born, June 26, 1963, in Rockford, Illinois to Mark Gene and Katharine Nelson. Jefrey was baptized into the Body of Christ, August 1963, at First Wesleyan Church. He was educated in the Rockford School System and obtained an Associates Degree from Rock Valley College. Jefrey loved drama and the theatre. In 1994, The Starlight Theatre, awarded him the Best...
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Richard Staber Reese

September 13, 2014

Richard Staber Reese Peacefully on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at the age of 86. Beloved son of the late Augusta and Walter S. Reese; loving husband of the late Jacqueline Klein Reese of 44 years; dear father of Richard S. (Lisa) Reese, jr. and Mark S. Reese; grandfather of Jeremy Reese, Jessica (Brian) Harvey and Lauren Reese; great grandfather of Lorelei Gebhard and Teague Harvey; dear...
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Katherine Esmé Bashirian

September 11, 2014

Katherine Esmé Bashirian, cherished daughter of Aaron and Diane Bashirian, returned to God on Thursday, September 11, 2014. She was born on Monday, June 23, 2014. In her short time with us, she touched many lives with her sweet personality. She is survived by her parents; her sister Elizabeth Bashirian; her grandparents Richard and Susan Ruecker, and Jessica Bashirian; her uncle Evan Bashirian;...
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Mary Anne Gallagher

September 6, 2014

Mary Anne Gallagher age 77, died peacefully at Gatesworth's McKnight Place, on Saturday September 6, 2014. Born May 12, 1937, in Salamanca, New York, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from D'Youville College in Buffalo, NY. Following a brief work study program in Columbus, Ohio, she graduated again with top honors at St. Louis University, getting her Masters in Social Work. She worked in private...
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Henry Stephen "Stevie" Landau IV

August 16, 2014

Henry Stephen "Stevie" Landau, IV Age 12, peacefully on Saturday, August 16, 2014. Cherished son of Jennifer and H. Stephen Landau Ill; devoted grandson of Donna and Daniel Buchheit, the late H. Stephen Landau Jr. and Anne Louise Landau; dear nephew, cousin and friend to anyone he ever met. "Stevie" was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in May 2008 when he was just 6 years old...
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W. Todd McCane

August 5, 2014

W. Todd McCane Well known businessman and an owner of Young Group Ltd., died on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Beloved husband of Sharyn McCane; father of Bill McCane, Cindy (Rick) Gelber, Mike McCane and Mary Jane Fox; grandfather of Brandon, Kelly, Weston and Katrina; Megan, Katelyn (Kyle), Mattie and Parker; Alex; Christopher and Samantha; great-grandfather of Juliette; dear friend to many. ...
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Colleen Marie Baird

July 20, 2014

Colleen Marie Baird ( nee Eddington) was born on February 18th, 1954 in St. Louis, MO. She passed peacefully on Sunday July 20th, 2014 at age 60. Colleen is preceded in death by her father Aurelius J. Eddington and survived by her daughters Megan Marie Holm (Harashe) and Rachel Ann Marie Murphy (Baird); her mother Dolores Eddington (Walsh); her sisters Maureen Fantl (Eddington) and Eileen...
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James Joseph Doherty

July 16, 2014

James Joseph Doherty Peacefully on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at age 84, fortified with the Sacraments Of the Holy Mother Church. Beloved husband of Barbara Ann (nee Millea) Doherty for 62 years. Beloved father of the late Kathleen (surviving Thomas) Sargent and the late Thomas (surviving Francis) Doherty, Charlene Jayamanne, James T. (Jane) Doherty, Barbara E. (Steve) Loughman, Ann Doherty,...
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Samuel "Sam" Sumner

July 15, 2014

Samuel "Sam" Sumner age 41, after a brief illness on Tues., July 15, 2014. Dear son of Joy and Sam Sumner; devoted father of Evan Sumner; beloved fiancée of Mona Desmond; loving brother of Kelly (Joe) Gollar; dearest nephew, cousin, colleague and friend to many. Sam graduated from University of Missouri-Columbia and he worked at Morgan Stanley for more than 15 years. The family wishes to...
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James O. Grigsby

June 29, 2014

James 0. Grigsby Passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Beloved son of Dr. Perry Grigsby and Ms. Connie Grigsby; dear brother of Beth Grigsby, Amy Grebel (nee Grigsby), Thomas Grigsby, Isabella Grigsby and David Grigsby; uncle of Charlie and Josie Grebel, Grayson Grigsby Stevens, and friend to many. James graduated from Christian Brothers College High School, Saint Louis University, and the...
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Charles Richard Beard

June 20, 2014

Charles Richard Beard, From St. Louis, MO, on June 20, 2014 at the age of 54. Beloved husband to Sonia Beard for 24 years; devoted father to son Charlie Beard and daughter Carly Beard; loving brother to Lynly Beard and Elizabeth Davis (Derrek). Adoring uncle, loyal friend, and colleague to many. Rick is preceded in death by son, Jamie Beard and loving parents, Dick and Phyllis Beard. A graduate...
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Grace Marie Aubuchon

May 24, 2014

Grace Marie Aubuchon, (nee Doerrer) Age 85. Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Raymond Larkin Aubuchon Jr.; loving mother of John (Michelle) Aubuchon, Susan (fiancé Stephen Pitts) Aubuchon, Jean (John Lee) Aubuchon, James (Barbara) Aubuchon, Thomas Aubuchon, Grace (John) Barkofske and Kathleen (Travis) Tadysak; ...
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Betty Finneran

May 20, 2014

Betty Finneran age 93, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Beloved sister of the late Martin (the late Esther) Finneran, the late Julia (the late Wallace) Hagestad and Thomas (the late Lois) Finneran and Sr. Nancy Finneran, SL; dear aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend. Betty was a proud member of the St. Louis Teachers' Union Local 420, AFT, where she...
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Walter Frank Pollard

April 23, 2014

Walter Frank Pollard Born Feb. 13, 1914, died April 23, 2014 at 100 years old. Beloved son of the late Robert and Hazel (nee Edom) Pollard, dearest brother of the late Mary Ellen Pollard, dearest husband of the late Maxine (nee Lamar) Stark and the late Peggy (nee Swann) Pollard. Dear father and father-in-law of Scott (Bev) Pollard, Michael (Sue) Pollard, Paul (Geri Stallman) Pollard,...
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Edith Marie O'Donnell

April 23, 2014

Edith Marie O'Donnell age 43, after a long courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Cherished and loving mother of Riley Isabell and Aidan Joseph; loving daughter of Frank Parato and the late Letha Speed Parato; fiancée of John Fuller; dear niece, aunt, cousin and friend to many. Services: The family will receive friends Sunday, April 27, 4-8 p.m. in the Great Hall of...
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