Joseph Burstein, March 24, 2019, husband of the late Geraldine Burstein, dear father and father-in-law of Nancy (Steve Elliott) Burstein, Sanford Burstein and Stephen Burstein, dear son of the late Jake and late Evelyn Burstein of Omaha, Neb.; dear brother of Stanley Burstein and the late Herman Burstein.
Joseph was born in Omaha, Nebraska where his father was a tailor. Joseph went to Central High School and enlisted in the Navy in late 1944. He returned to Omaha after World War II. Joseph went to Creighton University and then later to the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. After he graduated, he returned to Omaha and met Geraldine Cohn whom he married in 1950.
In the ensuing years they had 3 children and moved to St. Louis (Creve Coeur) in 1967 where they lived for the next 52 years. Geraldine passed in 2016. Joseph’s children live in New York, New Jersey and Taiwan.
Joseph was an executive in the trucking firm Associated Transports in St. Louis and later owned Chestnut Mountain Ski Resort in Galena, IL for more than 25 years. During this period he was also the chairman of the board of LMI Aerospace in St. Charles, MO.
Joseph and Geraldine were members of Beth Israel Synagogue while living in Omaha and Brith Sholom Synagogue in St. Louis for most of their 50 years.
Joseph and Geraldine were married for 66 years. Joseph celebrated his 91st birthday on Nov. 18, 2018.
Joseph’s funeral was held March 27 where he was honored by many family and friends.
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