Document 52275

Dr. Richard M. Torack
Kathleen Ash
Retired researcher, professor at Washington U. School of Medicine
Edited newsletter, helped run
Guitar Society here for years
Dr. Richard M. Torack, a retired
researcher and professor at
Washington University School
of Medicine, died Thursday, (Jan.
22, 2009) at Delmar Gardens of
Meramec Valley in Fenton.
He had been diagnosed with
Alzheimer's disease, his family
said. He was 81 and had lived in
Dr. Torack taught in the medical school and did research on
dementia and Alzheimer's.
According to family history,
his mother chose Richard, her
first son, to become a doctor, and
announced that her second son
would become a lawyer. To earn
tuition money, the family sold its
house and bought a small grocery in Garfield, N.J., where they
also lived.
Dr. Torack
Seton Hall and
School of
Medicine. He
became a flight
surgeon in the
Air Force and suffered hearing
loss in his left E:ar from flying in
B-29 bombers.
He became an assistant professor at Yale University, an associate professor at Cornell University and in 1968 a professor at
Washington University.
His younger brother, Edward
Torack of Wyckoff, N.J., chosen
More sleet, less snow; still amess
0 more than an inch of ice. .
Area police departments reported numerous accidents and
spinouts on the roadways. A teenager from Bonne Terre, Mo., was
killed Monday evening when her
car skidded from ice-covered Hillsboro Road four miles east of Bonne
Terre. Mallory Hicks, 18, was pro-
nounced dead at the scene.
Most of the St. Louis area's
schools called off classes Tuesday. Rockwood School District
was among many that made that
call before 10 p.m. Monday. District spokeswoman Kim Cranston said the decision "was based
upon the best information we
by their mother to become a lawyer, retired recently as a New Jersey state superior court judge.
Dr. Torack was an original
member of the "Tuesday Brown
Bag Series" at Washington University's department of neurology, discussing what was then
known and unknown about dementia. That pioneering work
contributed to the university
establishing its Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, said Dr.
John C. Morris, the center's director.
Dr. Torack retired in the early
1990s and continued to work on
his research.
His wife, Catherine "Kit"
Torack, died in 1996.
Visitation will be from 4 to
8 p.m. Friday at Bopp Chapel,
10610 Manchester Road, Kirkwood. The funeral Mass will be
celebrated .at 10 a.m. Saturday at
Mary Qµeen of Peace Catholic
Church, 676 West Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves. Interment
will be at Resurrection Cemetery.
Among the survivors are a
daughter, Margaret .Althage of
Kirkwood; and four sons, Richard
M. Torack Jr. of St. Louis, James
Torack of Rock Hill, Thomas
Torack of Oakland and William
Torack of Glendale.
Memorial donations may be
made to the Washington University Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, 4488 Forest Park
Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. 63108.
had at the time. Our priority is
safety, and we know that it's very
helpful for our families to make
that call the night before."
For most students, it was
only their second snow day this
winter. Lambert-St. Louis International Airport has recorded
only 6 inches of snow so far this
winter season. The only other
noteworthy storm was a 2.4-inch
snowfall on Nov. 30.
A typical winter brings 18
inches of snow to St. Louis. Last
year's total was 30 inches. The
record here is 67.6 inches, which
fell in winter 1911-12. The biggest
in recent memory was the 66inch total of winter 1977-78.
This season's snowstorm track
generally has been running well
north of St. Louis, said Britt of
the Weather Service. Des Moines
and Chicago, for example, are
both well above normal for
snowfall. Chicago already has
had 60 inches.
By Sarah Bryan Miller
Kathleen "Kathy" Ash, 56, was
an animating force with the St.
Louis Classical Guitar Society.
Mrs. Ash, who died of a massive coronary Monday (Jan. 26,
· 2009) at her University City
home, was married to Guitar
Society president William B.
Ash for 30 years. From 1980
on, they ran the Guitar Society
together, expanding it from a
small group of aficionados to
one of the three largest guitarsu pport organizations in the
United States.
Mrs. Ash was the editor
of "Guitar Notes," the Guitar
Society's newsletter, and also
handled graphic design, grant
writing and organizational
planning. Most subscribers
knew her as the friendly voice
of the Guitar Society, and she
could usually be found at concerts helping to smooth over
one crisis or another.
Her husband said, "She
treated all ticket buyers with
respect, lobbied for deserving
artists and wanted concerts
to start on!
Jane EvansJ
Ash wast
born Nov.>
10, 1952, in>
Ark. She was 1
a graduate
of East Ah
ton/Wood I
River High School in Wood
River and of Southern Illinois"
University Edwardsville.
A memorial service is:
planned for 4 p.m. Saturday at,
the Ethical Society of St. Louis,;
9001 Clayton Road.
In addition to her husband,1
among the survivors are her~
mother, Marcella Evans of~
Wood River; two brothers. ~
Lawrence Evans of St. Louis~
and Donald Evans of Wood 1
ruver; and thre sisters, Rose- 1
mary Sammartano of Garden1
Grove, Calif., Gwen Dwiggins,
of Concord, Calif., and Ruth I
Dwiggins of Alton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to~
the ASPCA or the Missouri 1
Humane Society.
Funeral notices
Martin. James
s. •Jim'
went home to be
with the Lord on
January 26, 2009.
Beloved husband
of the late Dorothy Martin;
dearest, loving, compassionate
father of Doris (the late
Chester) Dunlap, Jerry Raymer,
Darrell Kirtley, Jim (Carolyn)
Martin, Ken (Debra) Martin,
Sandi Parsons (John); dearest
brother of Mary Helen Caldwell;
dearest grandfather of 26,
great·grandfather of 40, greatgreat-grandfather of 8; friend of
Pat Rallo; he had numerous
nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Martin was a proud World
war II Pacific Theater veteran
and a lifetime member of VFW
Post 3944.
Service Friday, January 30,
11 a.m. at COLLIER'S Funeral
Home, 3400 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
(Bridgeton). Interment
Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Visitation Thursday
1-9 p.m.
Meyer, Arthur
c., Ph.D
Sat., Jan. 24, 2009.
Beloved husband
(vol/enl muz) of
Nas a Meyer (nee
Boskovlc) for more than 45
years; dear father of Joseph V.
(Cindy) Meyer, M.D., Jasna M.
(Patrick, fiance) Meyer, Ph.D
and Mato C. (Cveta) Meyer; dear
son of the late Clarence and
Gertrude Meyer (nee
Werkmann); grandfather of 6.
He wlll be especially missed by
his granddaughter, Nasja, who
was his dally Joy and pride. Dear
brother-ln·law of Jim Townsend,
Zdeslav and Gordana Boskovic,
Jasna and Neven Llzatovlc; our
dear uncle, cousin and friend.
services: Funeral from KUTIS
AFFTON chapel, 10151 Gravois,
Thurs., Jan. 29, 9:45 a.m. to st.
Joseph Croatian catholic Church
for 10:30 a.m. Mass.
Interment J. B. National cemetery. Contributions to St. Joseph
Croatian Catholic Church
(2112 South 12th St.,
63104) appreciated.
Pyatt. Teresa 'Terry•
of St. Peters, Missouri, died on
Monday, January 26, 2009 at
the age of 54.
Dearest wife of John Michael
Pyatt; dear daughter of the late
Jasper and Lorraine Lucido;
cherished mother of Elizabeth
(David) Porter and Daniel J.
Pyatt; dear sister of Trina
(Mike) Hamilton, Tricia (Steve)
Arrow, Paul (Lisa) Lucido, Amy
(Bobby) Arnoid and the late
Peter Lucido. She was our beloved sister-In-law, aunt, niece,
cousin and friend.
Terry was employed as a secretary at Francis Howell School
District for 12 years and was a
member of St. Elizabeth Ann
Seton Catholic Church.
services: The family Is being
served by The BAUE Funeral
Home, 620 Jefferson Street, St.
Charles, MO, where visitation
wlll be held Thursday, January
29, 2009, 3:00·8:00 p.m. FU·
neral Mass will be celebrated
10:00 a.m., Friday, January 30,
2009 at st. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Steed. June c.
Visitation Thurs. 4-Spm, Pitman
Funeral Home, Wentzville. Funeral Mass Fri. lOam Immaculate Conception catholic Church.
Stengel, Josephine A.
Caseyville, Jan. 26, 2009. Visitation Sat. 11-1 p.m. Memorial
service Sat. 1 p.m. Lakeview Funeral Home. Interment private.
Stolts, Harold A.
of st. Charles, Missourl, died on Mon·
day, January 26,
- - - - 2009 at the age of
Dear husband of Charlotte
Stolts; dear son of the late
Alfred and Catherine Stolts;
dear brother of Dorothy· (Tom)
staples; dear nephew of Marge
Mowry; Harold is survived by
many nieces, nephews, cousins
and friends.
He Is retired from the Civil
service with the us Government
and he Is a u.s. Army w.w.11
Trembley. Sandra $.
on Monday, January 26, 2009 at
age 82.
Beloved wife for 59 years of
liari¥ Joseph T(embley; mother
of Arnold Trembley Anne (Biii)
Sattler, Elinor (Ricki Schmidt,
John (Cindy) Trembley, and the
late Peter (Sabina) Trembley;
sister of Esther Smith; grand·
mother of eight.
Services: Memorial Services
Saturday, January 31, 2:00 p.m.
at Grace Episcopal Church,
514 E. Argonne, Kirkwood, MO.
Tucker, James P.
Veras, Eugene M.
White. Leonard L.
llaptlied Into the
hope of Christ's res~ urrectloll, Mon.,
Jan. 26, 2009.
Beloved husband of the late
Marcella Veras (nee Barry); dear
father of Cecilia K. Thomson,
Patricia A. Bertola and Mary T.
oruellnger1dear grandfather of
nine; dear sreat-srandfatller of
elev-en; dear brother of Al
(Marge) and the late Don Veras;
our dear uncle, great·uncle,
great·great·uncle, cousin and
friend to many.
Mr. Veras served in BurmaChina·Theatre In W.W.11. a grad·
uate of St. Louis University Park
College and retired after 30
years from McDonnell Douglas.
Services: Funeral Sat., Jan. 31,
9:30 a.m. from the BUCHHOLZ
VALLEY OF THE FLOWERS Mortuary, 619 St. Francois to St.
Martin DePorres Church (Hazelwood) for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Masses preferred. VISITATION
69, Jan. 25, 2009. Visitation
Thurs. 4·8 p.m. Thomas Saksa
Funeral Home. Funeral Fri. 10
a.m. at the funeral home.
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Wiicox, Charles
87, Jan. 26, 2009. Visltalon
Thurs., 3·8 p.m. Funeral Fri. JO
a.m. Services at Baue
Funeral and Memorial
center Chapel
M1$0n~ Not!Ct
7pm Special sta t~ communication,
3rd degree, 9078 SaRplnlrton Rd.,
Refres~men.t. FollQ\Vfn& 'Jls1ors
ocmils E. Fetter, W.M.
Frelemal Notices
Wllhold, Earl L.
80, Jan. 27, 2009. Visitation
Thurs. 4·8pm, Weber & Rodney
Funeral Home, Edwardsville.
service Fri. 10:30am, Eden ucc.
Wiiiiams. Margaret
It Is with deepest affection that
we celebrate the life of Margaret Penny Williams. Margaret's
Journey began on June 27, 1922.
Margaret was born In rural Ray
Co~nty, ,Mlss~url ~nd ~a~ ~.h.e •
Please be advised
of the death of:
Bro. Melvin F. Sieber
Member 48 Years
January 11. 2009