Richard E. Baron

July 30, 1924May 12, 2019

Baron, Richard Erwin May 12, 2019 Born July 30, 1924. Died in his sleep at age 94. Husband of Janet Goldenberg Robinson Baron for 51 years, and the late Geraldine Goldberg Baron. Father of Alan Jay Baron (Linda and the late Cynthia Wagner Baron), Ronald Bruce Baron (Gayla), Lori Ann Robinson Baron (Maria Linck), and Teri Lynn Baron Rosenblum (Michael). Grandfather of Joshua Baron (Carolyn), Jeremy Baron, Abbey Joy German (Andrew), and Dana Claire Rosenblum. Great-grandfather of Coby Maxwell Baron.

Richard graduated from University City High School and joined the military during World War II where he served as a communication officer in the D-Day plus 90 operation. He returned from his service to attend Washington University and joined the family auto parts business, Missouri Parts Warehouse, for the rest of his career. He and his family are long time members of Congregation B’nai Amoona.

Richard was well known for his humor, his smile, and his ability to draw people to himself. He loved the St. Louis Cardinals, loved to sing, loved dancing, and enjoyed a fun party! He was blessed with many friends and a wonderful, caring family.

Funeral service Wednesday, May 15th, 10:00 AM at Congregation B’nai Amoona, 314 S. Mason Road. No visitation prior to service. Interment B’nai Amoona Cemetery. Donations in his memory can be made to Congregation B’nai Amoona, 314 S. Mason Rd., St. Louis, MO 63141 or to the Adult Day Center at the J, 2 Millstone Campus Dr, St. Louis, MO 63146.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Interment Following Service Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Shiva Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Shiva Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • Shiva Friday, May 17, 2019


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Patty Brennan

May 14, 2019

It was a great pleasure to know Richard. I worked at the J for almost 6 years and I loved my times spent with him. He was so happy, funny and a true gentleman, loved to make everybody smile. You will be missed. Love and prayers!!!

Cathy Connoley

May 13, 2019

It was a pleasure to know Richard. My sympathies to all his loved ones. He was a very special man.

Carolyn Foster

May 13, 2019

My deepest sympathies to Jan and the family.


May 13, 2019

We loved Uncle Richard and his wonderful sense of humor. I can never hear the Aleynu prayer at shul without hearing him say, "Who's the shmo" at the end. Always makes me smile no matter what synagogue I am in!

So lucky that he was a part of our lives.


Julie and Gregg Goodman