Berger Memorial Chapel

9430 Olive Blvd, St Louis, MO


Marsha Carol Portman

November 12, 1958March 19, 2020

Beloved wife of Ron Portman; dear mother and mother-in-law of Joel and Stuart Portman (Rachel); dear daughter of the late Rose and the late Herbert Jagust; dear step-daughter of the late Selma Jagust; dear sister and sister-in-law of the late Michael Jagust, the late Robert Jagust (Peggy), Donald Jagust (Yoko) and the late Leslie B. Berger (Judith); dear daughter-in-law of the late Shirley and the late Marvin Portman; dear sister-in-law of Marchele Weissman (David) and Darlene Solomon (Ron); our dear aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend.

A private family service will be held. Memorial contributions preferred to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, 505 Eight Avenue, Suite 902, New York, NY 10018 or the charity of your choice.


  • Private Graveside Service Friday, March 20, 2020
  • Shiva Friday, March 20, 2020
  • Shiva Saturday, March 21, 2020
  • Shiva Sunday, March 22, 2020
  • Shiva Monday, March 23, 2020


Marsha Carol Portman

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Elliot Portner

March 22, 2020

Dear Ron, Joel and Stuart,

One of our earliest memories at BSKI is of you, Marsha and the boys being at Shabbat morning Services. We will never forget your family presence and the wonderful parenting that both you and Marsha gave to raise such wonderful, successful young men. On behalf of myself, Barbara, Ben and Marni, we extend our deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers at this difficult time.

Hazzan Elliot Portner

Gregory Adler

March 20, 2020

I used to work in activities ( now as a part time receptionist) in the nursing home Marsha resided at. While she lacked communication for medical reasons, I could tell how interested she was in the activities I brought her too and her interest when I talked to her. From that I can gather that she was a nice woman and loved very much. That’s definitely evident by how often her husband and her sons came to visit. My deepest condolences to Ron and his sons. May Marsha’s memory be a blessing. May she Rest In Peace.

Joseph Ablan

March 20, 2020

I was a classmate of Joel's in highschool. I always had great respect for his intelligence, humor, and kindness. I can only imagine how incredible the mother that raised him must have been. My deepest, heartfelt condolences go out to the Portman family. 🙏