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Elaine Ruth Sackin

Elaine Ruth Sackin passed away Feb. 13, 2015. She was born on Aug. 27, 1916, to L.G. Galamba, Sr. and Sylvia Rae Galamba. {mprestriction ids="1,3"}She was the beloved wife of Erwin R. Sackin. They celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary this past Oct. 7, 2014.


Raymond Davidson

Raymond Davidson died Feb. 6, 2015. Services were held Feb. 9 at Central Reform Congregation in St. Louis; internment followed at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in Chesterfield, Mo.


Shirley (Spector) Eisenbach, 81, passed away peacefully on Jan. 26, 2015, in Boca Raton, Fla. Shirley was born in Kansas City, Mo., on Jan. 18, 1934, to Helen and David Spector. 

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Phillip Kushner, 58, passed away Feb. 7, 2015. Graveside services were held Feb. 9 at Kehilath Israel Blue Ridge Cemetery. {mprestriction ids="1,3"}Memorial contributions may be made to Harvesters.


Daniel David Morgen

Daniel David Morgen, 95, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away on Jan. 21, 2015. Funeral services were held on Jan. 22 in Wichita, Kan. 

Dan was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on Oct. 5, 1919, to Ida (Bass) and Louis Morgenstein. {mprestriction ids="1,3"}He grew up in Cleveland, leaving to attend Ohio University in Akron, Ohio, on a track scholarship. After graduating college he entered the Army in 1942. He was sent to the Pacific theater and was later appointed to attend Officer Candidate School. After completing OCS, Dan was assigned to the European theater in the transportation division. He received the Croix de Guerre medal. Dan was released from active duty in New York City in January 1946 and served as a reservist, attaining the rank of major.


Diane Rudolf Fine,

Diane Rudolf Fine, 72, of St. Louis, Mo., passed away on Feb. 16, 2015, after a seven-year battle with cancer. {mprestriction ids="1,3"}Diane was born on Nov. 13, 1942, in Chicago and was the devoted daughter of the late Leonard and the late Shirlee Rudolf.


Tzivia J. Gaba

Tzivia J. Gaba (nee Pollack), 88, of Overland Park, Kan., died on Thursday, Feb. 19 at her home at The Atriums. Funeral services were held Feb. 22 at Louis Memorial Chapel followed by burial at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. {mprestriction ids="1,3"}The family suggests contributions to the Shifra & Joseph Gaba Memorial Fund at Congregation Beth Shalom, or to the charity of one’s choice.


Terry Susan Goldberg

Terry Susan (Russell) Goldberg demonstrated the same grace, courage and determination she brought to living life as she endured, then ended, her battle with Multiple System Atrophy on Feb. 19, 2015. Until a few months ago, Terry insisted on getting down on the floor to play with her grandbabies; opting to challenge her disease and enjoy each possible moment to the fullest extent. {mprestriction ids="1,3"}Terry showed love and kindness to everyone around her, embracing their positive qualities only and befriending each individual she met. In addition to her abundance of friends, Terry was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister; to husband Lance, daughters Leigh, Lauren and son-in-law Gavin, granddaughters Sophie Blake, Emilie Austen, Eliza Blakely and Lucy Tovah, sisters Barbara Jo Russell and Ellen Renee Rogers, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Kerry and Ed Hollander, and sister-friend, Marlene Fishman. Terry was preceded in death by her parents, Larry and Ida Pearl Russell, Abe and Edna Goldberg, and beloved niece, Blakely Russell Kay.


Lise Nielsen Koenig, 70, beloved wife of 51 years of the late Leonard I. Koenig, passed away Feb. 12, 2015, surrounded by family and friends. 

She was predeceased by her parents, Jorn and Henny Nielsen, and her sister Anni Hartung. {mprestriction ids="1,3"}She leaves her devoted sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Arne Kalfod, along with three caring nieces and her brother-in-law, Mark Koenig. She also leaves many loving grand nieces and nephews.


Robert Louis Byers passed away Feb. 15, 2015, in St. Louis, Mo. {mprestriction ids="1,3"}Beloved husband of Ruth Byers; dear father and father-in-law of Bruce (Maija Meijers), Linda (Ed Piccolo) and Tom (Eileen O’Toole) Byers; dear grandfather of Ivars Byers and Varis Mohler, Matthew, Logan and Evan Piccolo, Daniel and Collin Byers; dear brother and brother-in-law of the late Connie (the late Jack) Reitzes, the late Paul (Thelma) Byers and Reta (the late Richard) Hans; dear brother-in-law of Janice (Marvin) Finkelston and Harry (Gail) Himmelstein; our dear uncle, cousin and friend.


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