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Obituaries: Week of June 30, 2010

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Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 10:19 am

Reuben Balk, died June 20, 2010. Beloved husband of Frieda Balk; dear father of Steve (Rhonda) Balk, Brad (Holly) Balk and Marshall (Leslie) Balk; loving grandfather of Brandon, Christopher, Zachary, Jason, Tyler, Amanda and Michael Balk; dear son of the late Ben and Ida Balk; beloved brother of Jake (Ada) Balk and the late Frank and Louis Balk; dear brother-in-law of Harold and Gloria Abramson; our dear uncle, great-uncle, cousin and a great friend to many. He will be deeply missed. Contributions to the ALS Society or to BJC Hospice. Rindskopf-Roth

Pauline Sokolik Blumoff, died June 21, 2010. Beloved widow of Irvin Sokolik and Julius Blumoff; loving mother of Marilyn (Irving L. "Buddy") Cooper and Gary (Donna) Sokolik; step-mother of Ivan (Linda) Jerrold and friend of Heather Gibaon; dear sister of Bernice Eisen; loving grandmother of Jeffery (Pam), Roger (Kim) and Scott (Juanita) Cooper and Daniel (Laura) Sokolik and Angela (Rob) Spain; great-grandmother of R. Dylan, Madeleine, Mylo and Rylee Cooper, Cecilia and Alex Sokolik and Amelia Spain; our dear sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend to many. Contributions to the charity of the donor's choice. Rindskopf-Roth

Marvin Gerchen, died June 24, 2010. Beloved husband of Shirley Riezman Gerchen; dear father of Lisa (Rob) Portnoy, David (Ruth) Gerchen and Bob (Lavonne Byers) Gerchen; loving grandfather of Benjamin Portnoy, Annalise (David) Webb, Joseph, Michelle and Steven Gerchen and Alexandra and Jean-Martin Gerchen; dear brother of Bernard (the late Irma) Gerchen, the late Martin Gerchen and Sam (Alice) Riezman; dear uncle, cousin, friend and special friend to his bowling buddies. Mr. Gerchen was an Army Air Corps Veteran. Contributions to the charity of your choice. Berger Memorial

Lucille Guller Krachmalnick, died June 20, 2010. Beloved widow of Fred M. Krachmalnick; dear mother of Debra (John) Kohn, Sanford (Sandra) Krachmalnick and Pamela (Howard) Appelman; dear grandmother of Tara, Anna and Jesse Kohn, Justin and Sara Krachmalnick, Alyssa, Joni and Lindsay Appelman; dear sister of the late Elayne Olschwanger, Phyllis Lefkowitz and Linda (Steven) Goldman; dear sister-in-law of the late Annadine (the late Lester) Jaffee; special friend of Jack Jablonow; dear aunt, cousin and friend. Contributions to Congregation B'nai Amoona, Congregation Shaare Emeth or to the charity of your choice. Berger Memorial

Sally C. Kushins, died June 18, 2010. Beloved mother of Joan (Howie) Eisenberg and Leonard "Bud" (Kathy) Kushins; loving grandmother of Sharon and Richard Eisenberg, Michael and Daniel (Stephanie) Kushins; beloved daughter of the late David and Rose Charak; dear sister of the late Jean Charak; beloved aunt of David Charak II and Suzie Charak; our dear cousin and friend to many. Contributions to the St. Louis Zoo, #1 Government Drive, St. Louis, Mo. 63110. Rindskopf-Roth

Edith Mayer, died June 22, 2010. Beloved widow of Milton Mayer; dear mother of Nancy (David) Poteet; dear grandmother of Leah Huntington. Berger Memorial

Arthur L. Rosenbaum, M.D., died June 22, 2010 at the age of 69 in Los Angeles, Calif. Dr. Rosenbaum was a renowned pediatric ophthalmologist, surgeon, author, teacher and mentor. He worked tirelessly to advance the field of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus and was one of the original investigators in the area of botulinum toxin (Botox) injection in the treatment of strabismus and facial spastic disorder. He was the recipient of numerous outstanding awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Marshall M. Parks Medal from the Children's Eye Foundation. Dr. Rosenbaum was the beloved husband of Sandra Rosenbaum; dear father of Steven (Melissa Hernandez) Burick; dear son of the late Dr. Harry and the late Evelyn Rosenbaum; dear brother of the late Robert Rosenbaum and Jane (Dr. Harold) Sitrin; dear uncle of Emily (Robert) Mason and Betsy (Ian) Rubenstein; dear great-uncle of William Mason; our dear cousin and friend. Contributions to the Arthur L. Rosenbaum, M.D. Memorial Fund, c/o Jules Stein Eye Institute, 100 Stein Plaza, UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif. 90024. Berger Memorial

Morris W. Rotskoff, died June 21, 2010. Beloved husband of Sylvia Rotskoff for 70 years; dear father of Dr. Kenneth (Judi) and Linda Rotskoff; loving grandfather of Lori Rotskoff (Michael Canter), Dr. Brian Rotskoff, Jennifer Fixman and Lisa (Robert) Lipton; dear great-grandfather of Benjamin and Eli Canter; beloved son of the late Isaac and Esther Rotskoff; dear brother of the late Sam (Dorothy) Rotskoff; our dear uncle, cousin and friend. Mr. Rotskoff was a proud member of the Moolah Shriners for 50 years. Contributions to Congregation B'nai Amoona or to the Rotskoff Endowed Fund at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation, 1001 Highlands Plaza Drive West, Suite 140, St. Louis, Mo. 63110. Rindskopf-Roth Service.

Herbert Schaeffer, died June 22, 2010. Beloved husband of Sara Mae Schaeffer; dear father of Alan (Debbie), Mark (Jennifer) and Scott (Carla) Schaeffer; loving grandfather of Karen, Lauren, Danielle, Samuel, Elise, Charles and William; beloved brother of Rosemary (Raymond) Sevett, Bebe and the late Milton Schaeffer; our dear uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend. Contributions to Congregation Shaare Emeth Pre-School, 11645 Ladue Road, St. Louis, Mo. 63141 or to Congregation B'nai Amoona, 324 S. Mason Road, St. Louis, Mo. 63141. Rindskopf-Roth

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