Berger Memorial Chapel

9430 Olive Blvd, St Louis, MO


Dr. Fredric Malcolm Simowitz

October 4, 1937July 8, 2019

Dr. Fredric Malcolm Simowitz, cherished husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend, passed away at the age of 81 on July 8, 2019, in St. Louis, Missouri. Fred, or Freddie, as he was known to his loved ones, was born in Augusta, Georgia to the late Temmie and the late Joseph Simowitz. Fred graduated from the Ohio State University, and went on to earn his medical degree at Medical College of Georgia. He served as a Lieutenant Commander and medical officer in the U.S. Navy, both active and reserve duty. He met the love of his life in the apartment across the hall, and following a storybook courtship, he and Beverly (nee Seigal) enjoyed more than 52 years of marriage. Fred’s academic and professional accomplishments are too numerous to mention, and as a humble man of few words, he rarely mentioned them, preferring instead to delight in the accomplishments of his children and granddaughter. He showered his family with unconditional love, treasuring the time spent with them and with extended family. Fred was a gentle and gracious man, whose kindness was matched only by his humor. He laughed easily and often. He loved exploring new places, and when other obligations precluded real-life travel, he loved taking to the airwaves of his ham radio, making friends around the world and exploring every corner of the earth virtually. Freddie was preceded in death by his beloved brother, Sammy Simowitz (Harriet). In addition to his wife, Freddie is survived by his son, Mark; daughter, Lynn Phillips (David); granddaughter Rachel, and niece Pamela Lipsitz (Alan). Memorial service Monday, July 29, 10:30 a.m. Please note the new location: Temple Emanuel, 12166 Conway Road, 63141. Donations in Fred's name to The Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Ste. 800, Miami, FL 33131; St. Louis ARC, 1177 N. Warson Road, St. Louis, MO 63132; or Temple Emanuel, 12166 Conway Road, St. Louis, MO 63141 are welcome and appreciated.


29 July

Memorial Service

10:30 am

Temple Emanuel

12166 Conway Road
Creve Coeur, Missouri 63141

Luncheon follows the Memorial Service. Please contact the family for details.


Dr. Fredric Malcolm Simowitz

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Irwin and Ada Dreyfus

July 15, 2019

Ada and I just saw the post about Freddie’s passing. We send our sincere condolences to you and the family. He was so kind to discuss our concerns about our daughter a few years back. May God help you and the family through this period.
Irwin and Ada

John DeMott

July 12, 2019

Fred was very quiet and polite. Always spoke to me at the coffee machine at Temple Emanuel. He reminded me of my father. We will miss him greatly.

Elizabeth Wood

July 12, 2019

Beverly and Lynn, What fond memories Bob and I have of Fred. He was, indeed, such a gentleman. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Elizabeth and Bob Wood