Karlyn E. Gitlin

December 31, 1920October 27, 2013

Gitlin, Karlyn E. Age 92 October 27, 2013 beloved wife of the late Morris L. Gitlin; dear mother and mother-in-law of Jules R. (Michele) and Larry M. (Gayle) Gitlin, DDS.; dear grandmother of Matthew, Peter and Zachary Gitlin; dear sister and sister-in-law of the late Goldine (the late Sol) Gleser; dear sister-in-law of the late Bess (the late Bill) Levy, the late Yetta (the late Bud) Shriber, the late Lillian (the late Milton) Kolker and Gertrude (the late Abe) Schneider; our dear aunt, cousin and friend.

Mrs. Gitlin was an elementary school teacher in the Ladue School District for over 25 years.

Funeral service Thursday, October 31st, 11:00 AM at the new BERGER MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 9430 OLIVE BLVD. Visitation Thursday, 10:30 AM at Berger Memorial Chapel. Private family interment. Memorial contributions preferred to the American Diabetes Association, St. Louis Chapter, 425 S. Woodsmill, Suite 110, Chesterfield, MO, 63017 or the American Heart Association Midwest Chapter, 460 N. Lindbergh, 63141 or the charity of your choice.



  • Funeral Service * Note New Address* Thursday, October 31, 2013
  • Visitation * Note New Address* Thursday, October 31, 2013
  • Condolences Thursday, October 31, 2013


  • Private Interment following the Funeral Service

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November 3, 2013

Rocky and Michele, We are sorry for your loss, but know that you did any and everything possible to care for her and to keep her happy in her declining years.She was blessed to have you as her family, comforting her, visiting her regularly, and showing her respect and love.

Cousins Carole & Jack Lash

Rick Levy

October 31, 2013

Mrs. Gitlin was my kindergarten teacher at Central School in 1956. Although that was many years ago, I remember her very well. I can still picture all of our class sitting in a semi-circle on the floor while she read a story to us; or when she had each of us bring an ingredient for vegetable soup to class so we could watch her make it. That was 57 years ago.
Mrs. Gitlin must have had hundreds of Kindergarten students…..I'm glad I was one of them.
My condolences to the entire Gitlin family.

October 30, 2013

Rocky, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. My thoughts are with you and your family. My cousin had your mother as his kindergarten teacher and has fond memories from that time. Dan & Sherry Diekemper

October 30, 2013

My deepest sympathy to Rocky Gitlin and his family on the passing of his mother. Vicky DuBose

Ron Glazer

October 29, 2013

A wonderful person and special teacher that left her mark on countless students that had the privilege to have her as their kindergarten teacher at Central School. My thoughts and prayers to the Gitlin Family.

American Heart Association

October 29, 2013

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.