Barbara (Drace) Cargal
Liz (Freund) Kagan
Gayle (Gisbourne) Mall
Millie (Gluskoter) Fiddleman
Sharon (Goodson) Harbison
Carol (Jones) Tribble
Joanne (Marotta) Wilson
Pat (Rathert) Harbour
Stephanie (Sartoris) McKay
Letha (Speed) Parato
Nancy (Ferman) Weiner
Sharon (Weiss) Montani
Judy (Winkelmeyer) Pruce
A most gentle giant in physical stature and in mental acuity. Self taught in many and diverse fields and arenas. I loved history classes with Erik, often enjoying his superior command of the field relative to even the teachers. He was a great swimmer and held several state gold medals in the relays. Co captain of the water polo team. A super defensive stalwart who won many a game for LHS. Loved by many and admired by many more. A dauntless humorist and skilled raconteur. He loved to drive Reichardt crazy, and often succeeded. I have so many happy memories of you, Erik. Rest in peace and keep the angels on their heavenly toes. Much love, your very good friend, Charlie Berkley
From Bill Reichardt on August 19th, 2012
I moved to Ladue at the start of our freshman year. Imagine my shock when I saw this Scandinavian behemoth loose in the corridors and learned that he was just a freshman like me. I thought I had entered a different world. He was so big that he blocked light – like a blond Bigfoot. One day in freshman coed gym class we were in the swimming pool and he suddenly saw fit to hoist me overhead and spin me like a helicopter rotor. This was in front of everybody. I was powerless to free myself. Finally he tired of the antic and jettisoned me like a fish not worth keeping. Most of my recollections resulted from being on the swim team with him. Erik was generally good natured, thank goodness. About the only time he would lose his cool was when Berkley needled him in a certain way, something he could do at will. I saw Erik at our 15th reunion. He had let his hair grow long and had become rather flamboyant, and he seemed comfortable with himself. I would have enjoyed seeing him again much later in life.
Dear sweet friend for life and forever, You had an amazing life and spirit. You affected so many. You helped so many. You were loved by so many. I was blessed that you were my best friend. Barbara had a masters from Columbia U., in deaf and special education. She was a fantastic teacher in Special School District She was a horse breeder and equestrian teacher at her Double Tree Farm on Pond Rd. Twenty six acres filled with animals and at its peak 24 Arabian horses along with assorted shelter ponies and lots of other animal residents. After her brother Charlie Drace passed away, she took over operation of Ambruster Mortuary which was owned by 4 generations of her family. She was an amazing, beautiful, loving, human being and was a huge part of my life, both at LHS and beyond. She passed away In October 2010, taken by cancer. Taken too soon. I love you Barbara, thanks for loving me. Charlie Berkley
From Bill Reichardt on August 19th, 2012
“Drace” is how I knew her; never “Barbara.” To her, I was “Reichardt.” I was shocked and saddened to learn that she had died. This happened only several months ago as the outreach for the 50th reunion got underway. It was one of those poignant moments that forces you ponder your own mortality while flooded with memories of the deceased. I was astounded at the depth of loss I felt over the death of somebody I had not seen in 50 years. I spent a tremendous amount of time with Barbara because of countless double-, triple- and quadruple dates with Berkley and our mostly swimming team circle of friends. She was an integral part of my high school experience. We had a lot of laughs. She could roll with the punches and gave as good as she got. I hope her life was what she wanted.
Drey Jr., Norman W. June 19, 2008. Beloved husband of Barbara Blair Drey; dear father of Norman W. 'Sam' Drey III; beloved brother of Jane Drey Landsbaum and James M. (Pam) Drey; our dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend.Services:Memorial service Sunday, June 22, 2 p.m. at Temple Emanuel, 12166 Conway Road. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Lifeskills Foundation, 10176 Corporate Square Drive, St. Louis, MO, 63132 or to Grace Hill, 2500 Hadley, St. Louis, MO, 63106. A RINDSKOPF-ROTH SERVICE.
When Tom and I moved back to St Louis after we retired Norman (Booty) became an extremely good friend. He made sure our first year was fun and comfortable. He had us to dinner frequently, wonderful cook that he was, and introduced us to a wide variety of interesting people at his and Barbara's 'soirees'. We still mourn his smile and encouragement. He was so nice to us and so much fun.
From Bonnie Staffier on September 3rd, 2012
I met Booty in nursery school when we were three years old, went to Price School and Ladue High School with him, and lived near him on Thorndell Drive for ten years. Booty was one of a kind - a loyal friend, a devoted husband and father, and a keen, witty, and most perceptive observer of life around him. He will be looking down on us and commenting on what we are doing, what we are wearing, and, especially, what we are eating. Booty, how I wish you were here!
Kagan, Elizabeth Liz Freund November 11, 2011, was born in St. Louis, Missouri on February 17, 1944, and moved to Beverly Hills with her family in 1960. Liz graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1962 and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1966 with a bachelor's degree in Sociology. After college, Liz worked as a social worker for many years, first in Los Angeles and then in Marin County. Liz was an avid reader and loved to travel, and later in her life, she was a travel writer and an active member of the San Francisco Tour Guide Guild, leading tours all over the Bay Area. Liz was known by her friends and family to be generous and loving, and she maintained lifelong friendships from grammar school and high school. Liz also loved animals and was a regular donor to the Marin Humane Society. She was a resident of Mill Valley for 41 years. Liz is survived by her husband of 23 years, Robert Kagan, as well as two stepchildren, Karyn Smith and Bradley Smith, and two granddaughters, Olivia Tucker and Emma Tucker.
Liz and I were married for 23 years and in all of those years she never really left St. Louis. Her heart and mind were still there and never forgave her parents for making her move in 1960. Throughout the years she maintained relationships with classmates such as Emily Gebhard, Bonnie Staffier, and Rich and Sue Miller.Liz was very excited about coming to the 50th and even made reservations. I wish you all a happy 50th and thank you very much for always making Liz feel at home.
From Bonnie Staffier on August 12th, 2012
Liz talked about this reunion often and was really looking forward to being here. How sad that she was not able to be with all of us. She was my neighbor on Thorndell Drive for eight years and a good friend. In recent years she was a loyal "telephone companion" to several of us and loved to talk about books, recipes, and her years at Ladue High School. We will miss you, Liz!
DENNIS KNEFF, died July 26, 2007. Son of the late Sonya and Carl Kneff; brother of Sydne Kneff-Brown, Robert Kneff and Judith Kneff; uncle of Kimberly Brown, Dr. Michael Brown, Marissa Avolio and Bryan Avolio. Rindskopf-
Kneznekoff, Harvey D. June 18, 2009. Beloved husband of Deborah L. Kneznekoff; dear father of Charles, Matthew and Rebecca; dear cousin and friend. Services: Graveside Service 1 p.m. Sunday, June 21, at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery, 7500 Olive Blvd University City, Mo. Memorial Contributions to Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel Congregation, 1107 E. Linden Ave.; St. Louis, MO 63117 or The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 77 West Port Plaza, Suite 101; St. Louis, MO 63146. BERGER MEMORIAL
I have missed you. My mysterious and lovely friend. We carried each other through difficulties. I wish I had been closer. Your strength was very deep. Your expectations never high enough. Your heart always tender. A good friend to so many. I will always remember our friendship. I miss you.