Aileen Z. Friedel

June 17, 1927February 5, 2019

Aileen Friedel (nee Zurbrugg) passed away peacefully on Tuesday February 5, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Kaid Friedel; dear mother of John Friedel and the late “Kat” Anne Friedel; cherished sister of Jean.

From a 2005 (concise version) biography compiled and written by Kaid Friedel (as part of a longer version written for the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary):

“Aileen Friedel, cellist; B.M. and graduate work, University of Pennsylvania, studied with Orlando Cole and the Curtis String Quartet; participated in the Tanglewood Music Festival and in Master Classes with Pablo Casals at Marlboro Music Festival; former faculty member at Park College (Parkville, MO) and Principia College (Elsa, IL); former cellist, North Carolina Symphony and Kansas City (MO) Philharmonic; principal cellist with the MUNY Opera Orchestra; cellist and soloist with the Alton (IL) Symphony Orchestra; adjunct professor of cello, St. Louis University, Southwestern Illinois College and Webster University Community Music School; member, American String Teachers Association, Viola Da Gamba Society of America, Early Music America and American Federation of Musicians; cello/gamba with St. Cecelia Consort, and cellist with Hawthorne Ensemble, Canterbury Quartet and St. Louis Trio.”

Graveside services Monday February 11, 2019 1:00 PM Resurrection Cemetery 6901 Mackenzie Rd. Affton, MO 63123. Please meet at the Cemetery entering from the north gate entrance and gather on the lower road as you enter.


  • Committal Service Monday, February 11, 2019

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