Berger Memorial Chapel

9430 Olive Blvd, St Louis, MO


Philip Rubin Newmark

December 9, 1928July 7, 2019

Beloved husband of Barbara Newmark; dear father and father-in-law of Lynn Newmark and Barry Newmark (Caryn Carlie and the late Lori Newmark); dear grandfather of Leah Bufka (Michael) and Benjamin Newmark; dear brother of the late Markey Newmark; our dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend.

Visitation Wednesday, July 10th, 11:00 AM at Berger Memorial Chapel, 9430 Olive Blvd, followed by funeral service at 11:30 AM. Interment Chevra Kadisha Cemetery. Memorial contributions preferred to the St. Louis Chapter of APDA, 1415 Elbridge Payne Road, #150, Chesterfield, MO 63017.


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Chapel Service Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Interment Following Service Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Shiva Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Shiva Thursday, July 11, 2019


Philip Rubin Newmark

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Skip Grantham

July 10, 2019

Phil and his family were great neighbors back in the day in Maplewood. They remained great friends in the years that followed.

The world became a poorer place with his passing.

Timothy Mettar

July 9, 2019

Dear Barbara & Family,

Sherryl & I send our deepest sympathies to you. We both thought the world of Phil. I especially because I had the honor of playing golf at 4 Seasons C.C. every week-end for many many years. I n our group "The Skinners" which was 20 of the best golfers in the club. Phil was still shooting his age at 74. He almost won the Club Championship one year while in his 70's. He lost on the 2nd playoff hole to a 22 yr. old. Beyond golf....he was one of the sweetest, most pleasant men anyone could know. We will miss him. God bless my friend!

Scott Dorman

July 9, 2019

Barry and I grew up together in Chesterfield so I was fortunate to get to know everyone in the Newmark family. It is sad news to hear of Phil's passing but at the same time when I remember him it always makes me smile. The strongest memory of Phil is his constant sense of humor. With two teenage boys growing up in the suburbs of St Louis our parents had to look at the bright side of some of the shenanigans Barry and I got into. But I would say Phil had the sharpest sense of humor and it was always there to make us laugh. And to be a dad and be able to make one of your son's teen friends laugh is a real testament to how funny Phil was. His jokes were always accompanied by a sly mazik smile and twinkle in his eye. He relished teasing us and joking around and it made life more fun. My other memory is Phil and Barbara's strong belief in leftovers. Understand that as a teen I barely could afford a hamburger at McDonalds. But when Barry ever called to say his parents had been out to dinner the night before I rushed over to their house. We would nosh on salmon, duck, etc and other foods I couldn't even pronounce.
My sincerest condolences to the entire Newmark family. We have lost a funny wonderful guy but you have also lost a dad, husband, and much more. I feel lucky to have know him.

Vivian Kincaid

July 9, 2019

Barb, Lynn and Barry my prayers are with you all. Phil always said we will be friends for life. I will miss my friend....Love you all

Sarah Dobecki

July 9, 2019

Phil was the best colleague an attorney could ever ask for - he was smart, kind, funny, and so very generous. His love and devotion for Barbara and his family was never ending. I always loved how he would tell everyone how Barbara had closed the kitchen and that is why they ate out so often. He was the consummate story teller. My deepest sympathies to Barbara and the entire family.