A memorial is Sunday for John R. Wiggins, the husband of former Town and Country alderman Patty Wiggins. His family said he passed away March 5 after a brief, but brave battle with cancer.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
An impromptu tune left a lasting memory of Stan "The Man" Musial.
I never met Stan Musial, but my first baseball glove bore his name. I remember it well because all of his numerous Major League baseball records were recorded on the box the glove came in. I needed a new glove because I was joining my first baseball team as a grade schooler. I was as proud on that ball glove as I was of being asked by a little league manager who happened to be at Ritenour High School practicing with his team. He saw me playing Indian ball with my friends and came over and asked if I would like to join his organized team. Since I lived so close to the school we went to my house and I asked my parents about playing for Don King's ABC League team. Bonus: King owned the Overland Dairy Queen. (For instant news updates follow …
The St. Louis Cardinal icon and baseball hall of fame outfielder passed away Saturday night.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Howard Etling steered the Suburban Journals of Greater St. Louis into a force to be reckoned with.
My most vivid memory of Howard Etling was from a position on first base on a dusty softball field in Forest Park during a regular Thursday game in the St. Louis Softball Association's Media League. Howard was in his 70s at the time. but it didn't matter whether it was a scrappy sales rep from a local ad agency, or a big beefy dockhand from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Howard's easy slow-pitch delivery was effortlessly made. The rest of the team was expected to handle the fly balls and grounders that came our way. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Howard F. Etling, 98, a lifelong south St. Louisan, died of natural causes Nov. 30 at the Meramec Bluffs nursing home where he had lived since 2008. He leaves behind…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Visitation is Friday and the funeral for Jamie Cannon is Saturday. He was a WWII veteran, husband, father, brother, architect, volunteer, friend and all around exceptional human being.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Diane Hertlein, former Town and Country mayor and aldermen, reportedly passed away recently. A moment of silence was held for her Monday night.
Town and Country Mayor Jon Dalton asked for a moment of silence at Monday night's Town and Country Board of Aldermen meeting for Diane Hertlein, former Town and Country mayor and aldermen. Dalton said Hertlein recently passed away. Others who knew her tell Town and Country - Manchester Patch that she died about a week ago and hadn't been feeling "well" for some time. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) Dalton said Hertlein served as the Town and Country mayor from 1995 to 1997 and was also elected to alderman in 1994, prior to running for mayor. He said she was also a member of the Town and Country Garden Club for years. "Like many of us, she cared about this community," Dalton said. "She gave up …
Monday, August 13, 2012
She immigrated to the U.S. in 1960.
The following obituary was provided by Bopp Chapel. Vasiliki Kolivakis, beloved Mother and Yiayia passed away Sunday, August 5th 2012. Life She was born in the village of Sopiki - Voreo Epirus,to Andreas and Kostando (Kiros) Georgiou in 1930. She was married to the late Stavros Kolivakis in Pogoniani, Epirus, Greece where they had two daughters, Alexandra and Erini. In 1960, they immigrated to the United States of America and settled in St.Louis, Missouri to pursue the American dream of freedom and opportunity. Widowed at a young age, she tirelessly worked and dedicated her life to raising her daughters. “Vaso” was a devout Greek Orthodox Christian and volunteered her talents for many years to the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church. She …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The following is a list of obituaries posted by West St. Louis County funeral homes the past week.
Schrader Funeral Home (Ballwin) and Schrader Funeral Home (Eureka) Buchholz Math Hermann Mortuaries St. Louis Funeral and Cremation Bopp Chapel Gerber Chapel
Friday, July 20, 2012
16 year-old Emily Beth Herberger died in a single car accident Monday night in St. Charles County.
A funeral service for Emily Beth Herberger, who died Monday night in a car accident on Highway N in St. Charles County, will be held Friday morning in Dardenne Prairie. Herberger, 16, was the daughter of Parkway Central High School teacher Keith Herberger. Emily Herberger, of Foristell, was driving a 2010 Chevy Camaro westbound on Highway N east of Ellerman Oaks Drive at 11:09 p.m., the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported. The vehicle exited the left side of the roadway and struck a mailbox, overturned and struck a roadway sign. It then crossed back over the road and left the roadway on the right side before coming to rest upright. A passenger, Alivia A. Nolting, 16, of Wentzville, a passenger in the car, suffered moderate injuries. The…
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Frank Bick died Wednesday in his Ladue home, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Frank Bick, one of the founders of what is now called the Suburban Journals, passed away Wedesday in his Ladue home. Suburban Journals Publisher Jennifer Wood has not returned Patch's call for a comment on the matter. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the weekly paper's founder was 85 and had recently suffered stroke. Bick also owned several radio stations and a St. Louis-based sports marketing company, the Post reports. Did you know Frank Bick? If so, please post a comment in the box below.