Robert M. Perlman, November 17, 1930 - July 16, 2020

Passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 89. Beloved husband of Myra Dolgin Perlman for over 65 years. Dear father of Lori (Joseph) Zeid-Ingram, Melissa Chelist, and Brad Perlman. Loving grandfather of Justin and Joshua Zeid, and Andrea, Leah, and Sophia Chelist. Preceded in death by daughter, Stephanie Lynn Perlman and son-in-law, Gary Zeid. Former father-in-law of Barry Chelist. Beloved son of the late Joseph and Ann Perlman. Dear uncle, cousin and friend to many. 

Robert M. Perlman

Robert M. Perlman

Robert grew up in St. Louis. He received a bachelor’s degree in Geology from Washington University and a master’s degree in Geodesy from Ohio State University. Robert worked for the United States Defense Mapping Agency (now called the United States Geospatial-Intelligence Agency), for over 36 years. He later worked and then volunteered at the Saint Louis Science Center for almost 25 years. Bob was a Korean War veteran who was selected to participate in the St. Louis Honor Flight in 2016. He and Myra enjoyed traveling and were members of the 1904 World’s Fair Society.

A private graveside service was held on Monday, July 20th. Memorial contributions preferred to BackStoppers (PO Box 795168 | St. Louis, MO 63179 or online at, Greater Saint Louis Honor Flight (8050 Watson Rd., Suite 240 | St. Louis, MO 63119 or online at, Traditional Congregation (12437 Ladue Rd | St Louis, MO 63141 or online at, or to the charity of your choice.