Martin Rosen

November 1, 1933April 1, 2013

Beloved husband of Adrienne Rosen (nee Gallop); dear father and father-in-law of Julie (Dr. Miriam Komaromy) Rosen, Michele (David) Mixon, Leo (Julie) Rosen, Valerie (Bob) Elfanbaum, Rachel Simonson, Alex Rosen and Marissa (Dan McClelland) Rosen; dear grandfather of Jennifer Elfanbaum, Ryan Mixon, Madelyn Elfanbaum, Anya Rosen-Gooding, Zoe Mixon, Alexa Elfanbaum, Raphael Simonson, Sammy Rosen and Allie Rosen; dear brother and brother-in-law of Milton (Rose) Rosen, the late Helen (late Paul) Thaller and the late Betty (late Sid) Yaffe; dear brother-in-law of Merle Gordon; dear uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend.

Funeral service Thursday, April 4, 1:30 pm at Temple Israel, 1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Drive. Visitation Thursday after 1:00 pm at Temple Israel. Interment at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery-White Road. Memorial contributions preferred to Camp Sabra, 2 Millstone Campus Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146 or a charity of your choice.



  • Visitation Thursday, April 4, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 4, 2013


  • Interment Following Service, Shiva - Thursday after service until 9 pm; Friday after 1 pm; Sunday 1-7 pm

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Daniel Ari

April 9, 2013

Mickey, who was a social worker

Imagine The Three Stooges' Larry Fine,
the curly haired one, as a loveable
gentleman with enthusiastic eyes.
Even when I was a kid and babbling,
he'd look at me like the shiniest dime.

I can see the mensch now, unshakeable
in the fertile bedrock of family line—
and his seven kids, equally stable,
so that when I talked, they paid attention;
and when I grew I recognized the signs

of traditional Jewish compassion,
the transplant's sensed duty to share the bread.
Pre-nuclear family American
head of a larger household wherein heads
put together the meals on the table—

food for the city, haven for the child.
Whatever I said, Uncle Mickey smiled.

Meg Power

April 7, 2013

Mickey was one of the 'wise men' of Community Action even when we were much younger than wisdom usually shows up. In my work with all the nation's anti-poverty warriors, his creative, problem-solving, practical approach to pursuing justice and opportunity for all stood out. Mickey was a counselor, inspiration and just plain fun colleague to me and so many others across this nation. He made a big difference; people and institutions changed - though never as much as he dreamed of, of course. Yet I cannot remember a moment when I saw his energy and devotion falter.
His life was a blessing, as will be his memory. But it is hard to think of working on without him..

Gerald and Judy Fleischmann

April 6, 2013

A wonderful man in his entire life: a truly good friend, brother, father, uncle, and grandfather; a hero to the needy; an outstanding and respected servant leader in the greater St. Louis community. His departure leaves a deep hole in innumerable hearts, and in ours, that will only be filled by his shining memory.
We send our love to you, Adrienne, and to your whole family.

Ellen Goldstein

April 5, 2013

Leo I was so upset about the death of your father. I never knew him but I certainly had the privlege to know you. Now I know and understand the wonderful person you were when you became so close with my boys Brad and Jeff. What would I have ever done without you. I love you Leo and I will never forget the time the love and how you truly helped my family be who they are today. It sounds like your dad was the same. My thoughts are with you. Ellen Cohen Goldstein

Karin Krakover

April 5, 2013


I'm so sorry to hear of Mickey's passing. He was a wonderful and kind man. He will be missed. May your memories be a blessing.

April 5, 2013

I worked with Mickey over many years fighting many causes. He was truly an inspiration to me...and everyone who knew him. The world is certainly a kinder place due to Mickey. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
With caring thoughts,
Marilyn Ratkin

Yaacov ( Jack ) Leschen

April 5, 2013

Baruch Dayan Emes

Janet Gordon

April 5, 2013

My. Sweet. Uncle. Mickey. Rosen was. Buried today..Loved. By. So. Many.. He will. Truely be missed.. I. Will. Miss. His. Warm. Smile.. His. Heartfelt. Way.. The. Love. He. Shared. With. His. Family. And. Friends. And. His. Community... Uncle. Mickey. I. Love. You and. Alway's. Will. Keep your. Loving. Ways. In my. Heart.. You. Taught me alot. Auntie. Was so lucky to. Have. You. As. Her. Loyal. Husband.. Michele, Valarie, and. Alex And. Marissa,Leo. Julie and. Rachael were. Lucky. To. Have. You. As. There. Daddy.. And. All. Of. Your. Grandchildren.. You. Were. There. For. Me. When I. Needed. You..My. Sweet. Uncle Your. Memories. will. Live. On. Forever...I. Love. You. Uncle. Mickey. Janet.

Shanta Kyles

April 4, 2013

To Mrs. Rosen and family I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss, it was a total shock. It really hurt me to hear such wonderful person gone so soon. I will never forget Mickey. I met him back in 2001 when I started working in the School of SW at UMSL, he made me feel very welcome and was such a pleasure to be around. My prayers go out to you and your family and I pray you all will find comfort in the great memories you shared. God bless you all.

Rose-Lynn Sokol

April 4, 2013

I was privileged to know Mickey when we worked at HDC in the 70's and to reconnect when we served on the Camp Sabra Bd together. Mickey's warmth, energy,enthusiasm & positive outlook will always be remembered. A true inspiration to all who knew him.