Gone but still remembered:

Henry Bernstein
James Brennan
Erik Brinson
Alvin Brown
Creighton Calfee
Barbara (Drace) Cargal
Norman Drey
Bernie Edelman
Albert Epstein
Liz (Freund) Kagan
Joe Freidman
Gayle (Gisbourne) Mall
Millie (Gluskoter) Fiddleman
Sharon (Goodson) Harbison
Ron Higginbotham
Steve Hodge
Tom Hood
Clay Hyland
Carol (Jones) Tribble
Dennis Kneff
Harvey Kneznekoff
Jan Korschgen
Mike Kreysar
Chuck Kuhn
Charles Luedde
Joanne (Marotta) Wilson
Bill Moeller
Bill Neukomm
Laurence Nodel
Thomas Petkovich
Harlan Raymond
Pat (Rathert) Harbour
Jim Ruane
Ed Sapot
Stephanie (Sartoris) McKay
Don Sexton
Bob Silverberg
Linda Sirkus
Letha (Speed) Parato
Nancy (Ferman) Weiner
Jeffrey Weinreb
Sharon (Weiss) Montani
Judy (Winkelmeyer) Pruce
Gordon Cox
Allen Freese

 

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Henry Bernstein

 

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James Brennan

 

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Erik Brinson

 

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From Charlie Berkley on August 15th, 2012
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.


 

Alvin Brown

 

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Barbara Drace (Cargal)

 

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From Charlie Berkley on August 13th, 2012

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.  


 

Norman Drey

 

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 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.

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From Mary Maxeiner on August 28th, 2012
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!

 

Bernie Edelman

 

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Liz Freund (Kagan)

 

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 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.

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From bob kagan on January 2nd, 2012
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!
 

Joe Friedman

 

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Gayle Gisbourne (Mall)

 

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 Gayle Mall joined her Savior on July 19, 2000. Gayle fought a courageous battle against cancer for many years. Her faith in God and family gave her the strength to carry on each day. Gayle was born on July 21, 1944 in St. Louis, MO, to the late Dorothy & Robert Gisburne. Gayle graduated from Horton Watkins High School in St. Louis in 1962. She attended the University of Kansas and returned to St. Louis, MO. Gayle began her business career with Mississippi River Transmission and Marsh McClellanInsurance. On May 25, 1968 Gayle and Gene were married and shortly thereafter moved to Louisville, KY and then in 1974 moved to Edmond, Oklahoma. Colin, her son, was born on August 24, 1977. Gayle lived in Oklahoma & began a successful real estate profession which lasted over 18 years. Gayle was very active in church activities at Messiah Lutheran Church & was very happy in working with the youth groups. In the last 8 years, Gayle participated in the cancer societies "Relay for Life" both inobtaining solicitations and participation in the event. Gayle had many loves, including vacations to Canada, camping, NASCAR races and gardening, which was a very rewarding experience for her. Gayle was and is a shining star in how she always put others ahead of her own needs and desires. Gayle always thought first of her fellow man and how she could address their needs. In her eyes, no problem was too large to overcome. It was her faith in God and in herself that allowed her to reach heights which weall should hope to achieve. The smile on her face was like a brilliant diamond that will always retain its luster. Gayle was the youngest sister of St. Louis residents, Robert M. Gisburne, Jr. (Lucy) and Marguerite G. Likes (Ted). Gayle spent many fun-loving times with her brother's children, Bob (Becky), Don (Cheri), Lisa, and Marc (LeAnn) and with her sisters children, Janet, Ted Jr. (Nicole), Terry (Tammy) and Andy (Brandy). Gayle became the great aunt of Jennifer, Nicholas, Kyle, Connor,Hank, and Lauern. Gayle is survived by her loving husband Gene and her beloved son Colin. Gayle was a wonderful wife, mother, and friend to everyone. [published in the Daily Oklahoman on July 20, 2000]

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Millie Gluskoter (Fiddleman)

 

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 Millie Gluskoter Fiddleman passed away on November 13, 2006. Beloved wife of Randy Fiddleman; dear mother of Scott Douglas (Danielle) Moore and Ellen 'Bunny' Hartman; loving grandmother of Christopher Moore and Chaya Hartman; dear sister of Gloria Gluskoter Golbart and Noreen Gilden Riley; beloved sister-in-law of Stuart (Jeanne) Fiddleman; our dear aunt, cousin and friend. [published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Nov 14, 2006]

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Cameron (Ron) Higginbotham

 

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Claybourne (Clay) Hyland

 

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Carol Jones (Tribble)

 

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 TRIBBLE, CAROL A. (nee Jones), age 58, formerly of Dellwood, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 29th, 2002, in Birmingham, AL. She was born February 16th, 1944 in St. Louis, MO, the only child of Capt. and Mrs. Charles A. Jones Jr. She is survived by and was the beloved wife of 39 yrs. of John Rick Tribble; mother of three sons, John Jr. (Bernadette) of Buffalo, NY, Timothy Charles Tribble (Shelli) of Bloomington, IL and Christopher George of Hoover, AL; grandmother of Ryan Timothy Tribble and Tyler Jordan Tribble of Bloomington, IL; daughter of Sue Hendrickson Jones; aunt of Allison Tribble Payne of Talahasse, FL and Keith B. Tribble of Baton Rouge, LA. She was preceded in death by her father and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. George J. Tribble of Baldwin. A graduate of Ladue High School in 1962, she was an alumni of the University of Missouri. She was a member of Ladue Chapel, serving as a Deaconess and worked as a volunteer at St. Lukes Hospital. Mrs. Tribble was active in the Dellwood community serving as a Cub Scout Den Mother and was chairman of several committees for local parent teacher organizations and youth athletic programs. Until recently, Mrs. Tribble was a teacher aide at the Mothers Day Out Program at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Trussville, AL. [published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on June 1, 2002]

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From carol koch grisham on December 26th, 2011
I remember the fun we had at Central School and playing at Carol's house.
 

Dennis Kneff

 

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 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-

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Harvey Kneznekoff

 

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 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

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Jan Korschgen

 

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Michael Kreysar

 

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 Michael passed away in July 1993.

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Chuck Kuhn

- - September 1st, 2012

Chuck and I were close friends at Ladue from 3rd grade through our junior year, after which he moved to another school.  We had reconnected just a few weeks ago, and he was making plans to attend the reunion.  I was deeply saddened to receive news from his wife A.J. that he died suddenly and unexpectedly. 
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Joanne Marotta (Wilson)

 

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Edward Wm. (Bill) Moeller

 

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From carol koch grisham on December 26th, 2011
I remember Bill from our Confirmation class at St. Paul's.  He was a great guy !
 

Bill Neukomm

 

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 Bill passed away in October 1998.

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Lawrence Nodel

 

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Thomas Petkovich

 

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Patricia Rathert (Harbour)

 

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 HARBOUR, PATRICIA RATHERT, born December 3, 1944 (St. Louis, MO), died August 30th, 2004 (Jackson, WY), with her daughters by her side and the Grand Tetons outside her window, Pat Harbour succombed to pancreatic cancer, this week, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; she lived an exuberant and complete 59 years. Pat was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and began her professional career at Brown Shoe Company where she became responsible for the fashion and advertising departments. But after over 15 years in the footwear business, Pat was bitten by the innkeeper bug. She dreamed of opening a bed and breakfast and visualized it coming to life in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a destination that had not yet been 'discovered' by the hospitality industry or the casual traveller. So, with the help of her daughters, Alison and Heather, and with her canine companion Sophie at her side, the Adobe Abode was born. It quickly became the B&B of choice, offering guests bedrooms that Pat had personally designed and an ambience that made it feel as if Santa Fe had grown up around the Inn, as opposed to the opposite. Breakfast at the Adobe Abode was a party, with Pat whipping up homemade muffins and brewing her famously strong coffee. Expectedly, guests became friends and the Adobe Abode became a fixture, a place where people from all over the country visited. And Pat did it all, without any previous experience and without a training manual.Having done that, Pat decided she needed to move on, to try something different. While visiting British Columbia she found a wonderfully underappreciated house on a beautiful island. She started dreaming again, visualizing the possibilities of a rental property that would provide an exceptionally charming travel experience. She know what she liked, and she knew that if she thought it would be special, so would her guests. Pat transformed this cottage into a perfect vacation getaway.Pat had a busy life. But busy always included her family, the real treasures in her life. She always found the time to spend with her daughters, Alison and Heather, and their new spouses, David Agnello and Jeremy Oxer. And of course, she couldn't get enough of her granddaughters Annie and Lucy. Because being the best mom and grandma was more important than anything else.Not surprisingly, she was a wonderful sister, aunt and friend as well. She stayed close to her sister Gail Fischman, as well as Gail's son and daughters. And she never allowed distance to compromise her friendships. As recently as three months ago, Pat had plans to renovate a boutique hotel in Galveston, Texas, what she envisioned as her next Santa Fe. That dream is one of the few that Pat did not fulfill. Cancer has a way of stealing dreams. [published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Sept 5, 2004]

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Jim Ruane

 

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Edwin Sapot

 

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 Edwin G. Sapot, the former chief executive officer of Passport Luggage, died Saturday (Aug. 20, 1994) at St. Mary's Health Center in Richmond Heights after suffering a heart attack. He was 48. Mr. Sapot, of Creve Coeur, took over Passport Luggage in 1991 after the death of his brother, Harvey A. Sapot, the company's founder. He left the company after it was sold two months ago. Edwin Sapot also owned The Jubry Group in Chicago, a pharmaceutical group that sold drugs to nursing homes. He sold that business in December. Mr. Sapot graduated from the University of Missouri. Among the survivors are his wife, Sheri Sapot; a son, Bryan Sapot; and a daughter, Julie Sapot, all of Creve Coeur. [published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Aug 22, 1994]

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Stepanie Sartoris (McKay)

- - September 5th, 2012

 

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From Judith Comfort on December 1st, 2012
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. 
 

Don Sexton

 

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From Beverly Groff on January 22nd, 2015
Don, thank you for all the fun times. I will always remember! Bev
 

Linda Sirkus

 

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Robert Sliverberg

 

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Letha Speed (Parato)

 

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Jeffrey Weinreb

 

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Sharon Weiss (Montani)

 

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Judy Winkelmeyer (Pruce)

 

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