Frank Flinn: Wash U. Professor Emeritus, Stone Spiral regular

Stone Spiral Coffee morning regulars began the week on a sad note: Frank K. Flinn, of University City, who regularly set up office at the shop, died over the weekend, we were told. The Stone Spiral (2500 Sutton Boulevard) was home base for Maplewood-Brentwood Patch, beginning around 2012, and has continued as the morning office for 40 South News. Flinn was Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, and was working on a another edition to his Encyclopedia of Catholicism, originally published in 2007. His encyclopedia had been called, “scholarly yet readable,” he liked to tell folks.

Obituary: Ronald D. Forsythe, service at Mary Magdalen

Ronald D. Forsythe, 79, died peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family on July 31, STL Today reported Sunday. Forsythe was the husband of Marilyn Forsythe (nee) Menendez and father of John Tony, Christine (Alma) Wetzker, Matthew and Mark. Visitation is 9:30 – 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Magdalen. Mass to follow at 10 a.m.

See the complete obituary at STL Today.

Obituary: Miriam Heitzman, retired MRH superintendent secretary

Miriam Heitzman died on Friday, March 28, according to an obituary in STL Today. Heitzman retired from the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District as secretary to the superintendent in the early 1990s, STL Today reported. Services are private. Donations may be made to the Humane Society, Stray Rescue of St. Louis or the Missouri Botanical Gardens.

Obituary: Augustus T. “Gus” Elder

Augustus Gus T. Elder, Brentwood native and businessman, died peacefully on Sunday, March 23, surrounded by his family, according to an obituary in STL Today. A celebration of his life will be held at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in a Catholic Mass on Thursday, March 27 at 10 a.m.

Read the full obituary in STL Today.

Former Brentwood police officer dies

Former Brentwood police officer Ken Tillman died this past week, according to the Brentwood Police Department website. Officer Tillman worked at Brentwood from 1988-2003, after retiring from the City of St Louis police dept. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday March 15, at St. Cecelia Catholic Church, 5414 Alaska Avenue.  Visitation will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday before Mass.

Mary Rita Keuss, cared for children in Brentwood, dies

Mary Rita Keuss died peacefully on December 13, according to an obituary in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She died at her home in Richwoods, MO. Keuss is survived by her husband of 52 years, Dave Keuss. She raised three sons of her own and also touched the lives of many children through her child care services while living in Brentwood.