Eleanor "Ellie" H. Barbach

September 12, 1929November 16, 2021

Eleanor β€œEllie” H. Barbach (nee Cohen), passed away peacefully in her home November, 16th, 2021 at the age of 92. Devoted wife of the late Harry H. Barbach; Dear Sister of Beverly Katz of Sherman Oaks, CA. and the late Vivian Cohen of Las Vegas, NV. Dear Friend of Howard Siegel. Ellie is the Loving Mother of Vicki (Brian) Schaff of St. Louis, MO and Bob (Nancy) Barbach of Great Neck, NY; The Caring Grandmother of Heather Pierce, Evan Pierce, Erin (Scott) Silver and Jordan Barbach; Special Great Grandmother of Caleb and Cameron Pierce and Reid Silver; dear aunt of Gail Craven, Annie (David) Katz-White and families of Los Angeles area of CA.

Eleanor was born September 12, 1929 in Los Angeles, California. She met Harry when she was 16 in High School Spanish class. They married when she was 18 and had 2 children in Los Angeles before moving to St. Louis in 1960. Ellie had a long career as a Pre-School Teacher at both Congregation Shaare Emeth and Temple Israel.

Her passion for music led her to play piano and sing throughout her life until her final days.

Ellie was a lifelong member of Congregation Shaare Emeth which enriched her love for Judaism. Yehi zichra baruch, May Her Memory Be a Blessing.

A Memorial Service will be held Monday, November 22nd, 2021 10:30 AM at Congregation Shaare Emeth, 11645 Ladue Road, St. Louis, MO 63141.

Shiva to follow from 12:30pm-2:30pm in the Lakeview Room at Brookdale Senior Living, #1 New Ballas Place, Creve Coeur, MO 63146.

Memorial Contributions in her memory can be made to: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (, Coeur Academy ( in honor of her great-grandson, Cameron, or the Shirlee Green Preschool at Congregation Shaare Emeth (


  • Memorial Service

    Monday, November 22, 2021


  • Shiva

    Monday, November 22, 2021


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Annette Williams

November 22, 2021

My deepest sympathy to her family. Ellie was such a elegant lady with a big loving heart. We both loved music and enjoyed listening together and became friends. It was a pleasure to know her and be part of her life. With love ❀ and prayers πŸ™ Annette

Laura Schukar

November 19, 2021

Dear Vicki, I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. Peace and love to you and your family during this difficult time.β€πŸ™
Love, Laura

Michele Floyd

November 17, 2021

Vicky, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I always loved seeing and talking with her when she came into the dental office. She was always so pleasant. She will be missed.