Obituaries & Death Notices

After cancer, this doctor invented a pill to speed his recovery

After cancer, this doctor invented a pill to speed his recovery

Dr. Kenneth Rybicki stayed healthy for 13 years after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

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Wayne Withers dies; stepped up to save Missouri's non-partisan courts

Wayne Withers dies; stepped up to save Missouri's non-partisan courts

He helped judges when legislators attacked their budget.

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A look at the stars we've lost in 2015

A look at the stars we've lost in 2015

From sports icons and acting legends to world leaders, we've said goodbye to a number of celebrities in 2015. TV star Dick Van Patten is the latest.

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Harold Bonenberger, the plumber known as 'The Answer Man,' dies

Harold Bonenberger, the plumber known as 'The Answer Man,' dies

People across the country called him for help.

June 19, 2015 11:00 am Photos

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Pastor of St. Louis' "New Cathedral" dies

Pastor of St. Louis' "New Cathedral" dies

Monsignor Joseph Pins welcomed all to the Cathedral Basilica on Lindell since 2004.

June 18, 2015 4:45 pm Photos

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Loretto Wagner, longtime St. Louis-area anti-abortion activist, dies

Loretto Wagner, longtime St. Louis-area anti-abortion activist, dies

Wagner, 81, was co-founder of Missouri Citizens for Life and mother-in-law of U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin.

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LaVerne Holliday dies; popular radio host ended her days selling peanuts outside Busch Stadium

LaVerne Holliday dies; popular radio host ended her days selling peanuts outside Busch Stadium

Some days, she was lucky to eat after losing job and health insurance.

June 12, 2015 9:00 am Photos

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The stars we've lost in 2015

The stars we've lost in 2015

From sports icons and acting legends to world leaders, we've said goodbye to a number of celebrities in 2015.

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Ray Kennedy, renowned jazz pianist from St. Louis, dies at 58 from MS

Ray Kennedy, renowned jazz pianist from St. Louis, dies at 58 from MS

He grew up in Maplewood and traveled the world with The John Pizzarelli Trio.

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St. Louis theater pioneer Fontaine Syer dies

St. Louis theater pioneer Fontaine Syer dies

As a founder of Theatre Project Company, she created the niche for small professional theater here.

May 30, 2015 7:00 pm Photos

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St. Louis man made millions from pesticides and gave half of it away

St. Louis man made millions from pesticides and gave half of it away

Blanton Whitmire used a non-toxic pesticide and developed an application process that changed the industry.

May 30, 2015 11:30 am Photos

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Leo Drey dies; Missouri's largest private landowner until he gave it all away

Leo Drey dies; Missouri's largest private landowner until he gave it all away

He invented a way to avoid clear-cutting, with its ugly scars on the land.

May 28, 2015 10:00 am Photos

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Martin Duggan dies; 'an old-fashioned conservative'

Martin Duggan dies; 'an old-fashioned conservative'

He was host, producer and 'provocateur' of TV's 'Donnybrook.'

May 28, 2015 8:15 am Photos

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Bill Guerri dies at 94; lawyer who insisted his firm help the poor for free

Bill Guerri dies at 94; lawyer who insisted his firm help the poor for free

He led what now is Thompson Coburn for 20 years.

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TV's 'Peg Walters' dies — longtime public face of Schnuck Markets

TV's 'Peg Walters' dies — longtime public face of Schnuck Markets

Peggy Wallerstedt was her real name and, no, she wasn't married to anyone at the supermarket chain.

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Schnucks spokeswoman Peg Walter dies

Schnucks spokeswoman Peg Walter dies

Todd Schnuck, chairman and CEO of the supermarket chain, called her a “St. Louis advertising icon." Peg Wallerstedt died May 12, 2015, at the …

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Gunther Kohn dies; fled Germany and returned to hunt Nazis

Gunther Kohn dies; fled Germany and returned to hunt Nazis

In St. Louis, he helped found the Holocaust Museum.

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Sister Joan Range dies, "SLU's first feminist"

Sister Joan Range dies, "SLU's first feminist"

She taught for 30 years at SLU and co-founded its women's studies.

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Dave Curry dies; UMSL prof received presidential pardon for 34-year prison sentence

Dave Curry dies; UMSL prof received presidential pardon for 34-year prison sentence

He called himself a "convict-criminologist."

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William Lohmar, a judge who wanted to be a champion for the little guy, dies

William Lohmar, a judge who wanted to be a champion for the little guy, dies

He served for 29 years as a judge in St. Charles County.

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Judge Joseph Simeone helped bring Missouri's judiciary into the modern age

Judge Joseph Simeone helped bring Missouri's judiciary into the modern age

He served on the appellate court and the state Supreme Court.

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Dianne White Clatto, first black weathercaster in America, dies at 77

Dianne White Clatto, first black weathercaster in America, dies at 77

She worked at KSD-TV for more than 25 years.

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Former Kirkwood mayor Herb Jones dies; he helped save suburb's failing downtown

Former Kirkwood mayor Herb Jones dies; he helped save suburb's failing downtown

As mayor, he helped make some gutsy decisions to revitalize.

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Lawyer Rex Carr helped people get even

Lawyer Rex Carr helped people get even

He sued for those he called the underdogs and won millions.

April 30, 2015 6:30 am Photos

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Widow welcomes home remains of Missouri soldier who was missing 45 years

Widow welcomes home remains of Missouri soldier who was missing 45 years

Donna Baker married her high school sweetheart when she was just 17, and saw him sent off to Vietnam four months later.  

April 24, 2015 6:00 am Photos

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Dr. Robert E. Ryan Sr. traded pro baseball for headache medicine

Dr. Robert E. Ryan Sr. traded pro baseball for headache medicine

He used drugs instead of surgery.

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Pulitzer Prize photography quiz

Pulitzer Prize photography quiz

NOTE: This quiz was first published in 2010. Can you identify these Pulitzer Prize-winning frames from just a detail of the image?

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