David Alan Steinberg
July 15, 1942 – March 8, 2018
Steinberg, David Alan, born July 15, 1942, passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, March 8th.
Growing up in St. Louis, David’s love of sports began when he and his older brothers would stand outside of Sportsman’s Park to watch the Browns’ games through the fence, and play stickball in the alley on Rosebury Avenue.
A proud “Rosebury Rat” and Clayton Greyhound for life, David played on the baseball, basketball and football teams in high school. He graduated from the University of Missouri, where he was a member of the ZBT fraternity, and went on to receive a graduate degree in Industrial Psychology from Iowa State University. David started his career at IBM and then founded his own successful business, MPSI, which focused on computers and IT networking, long before it was a ubiquitous industry.
David’s love of animals was perhaps his most defining trait. He travelled to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, with his sister-in-law, Mara, to rescue pets affected by the storm, and he always cared deeply for the many rescue dogs he had as pets throughout his lifetime.
He was a kind and loyal friend, and devoted family member, taking care of his elderly Aunts, Ida (Steinberg) Cominsky and Frieda Steinberg. In recent years, he also connected with distant relatives around the country, including his father’s cousin and family, who escaped the Holocaust.
Although he didn’t have immediate family in St. Louis after his brother passed away, he and his sister-in-law, Ida, remained close, and it was she who made sure he was so well-taken care of during his illness.
David’s passing follows his parents, Rose & Saul Steinberg, and his brothers, Dr. Lawrence Steinberg and Sherwin “Buddy” Steinberg, all of blessed and loving memory. He is survived by his two sisters-in-law (who were more like sisters) Ida Steinberg (Buddy) and Mara Steinberg (Larry), his nieces Susie (Steinberg) Axelbaum, Betsy Steinberg, Barbara (Steinberg) Askenazi and Rose Steinberg, his nephew Larry Steinberg Jr., four great nieces, four great nephews, and several cousins.
Graveside Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 11th at Beth Shalom Cemetery, 650 White Road, Chesterfield, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Missouri Humane Society or Nusach Hari B’nai Zion would be most meaningful.
- Graveside Service Sunday, March 11, 2018
- Friends May Call Sunday Following Service Sunday, March 11, 2018