Marvin Wallach DDS

April 24, 1920September 30, 2013

Wallach, Marvin D.D.S died at home, surrounded by his family on September 30, 2013; born on April 24, 1920 to the late Joseph and the late Goldie Wallach; dearly beloved husband of 67 years to Mildred (Yanow) Wallach; dear father and father in law of Marc Allan (Danilee) Wallach, D.D.S. and Marilyn Wallach (David) Levinson; the adored grandfather of Max, Sam and Jake Wallach and Micah Levinson; loving brother of the late Sidney (the late Marga) Wallach; beloved brother in law of the late Mitchell (the late Elaine) Yanow, M.D.; beloved uncle of his nieces and nephews.

Marvin Wallach graduated from Soldan High School where he played the violin in the school orchestra, which kindled his lifelong love of music. He graduated from Washington University-St. Louis in 1941. He then entered the army, serving in the Philippines, New Guinea and Japan. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his service. Upon completion of his military service he entered the Washington University School of Dentistry, from which he graduated in 1952. He began his dental practice as a sole practitioner and then was joined by his son, Marc. Dr. Wallach practiced dentistry for more than fifty-five years and was acknowledged by the Missouri Dental Board for his long and dedicated service to his profession.

The family is deeply grateful to Donna Nowden and Yvonne Royston for the loving care they gave to their dear husband and father during his final illness. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Funeral service Friday, October 4th, 10:30 AM at Congregation Temple Israel-May Chapel, #1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Drive (Ladue and Spoede Roads). Visitation Friday, 10:00 AM. Interment Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery-White Road.



  • Visitation Friday, October 4, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 4, 2013
  • Shiva Friday, October 4, 2013


  • Interment Following Service

Marvin Wallach DDS

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Rosalyn Zimmerman Hampel

October 15, 2013

Dear Mildred, Marilyn, Marc,
As I read through the posts, my childhood comes back to me. I see Ellen Weiss's name, and my sister's name, Marianne. So many years on Elkington Lane, so many memories. Yes, Marvin was my dentist, but more Marvin was just part of our family growing up. I was sorry to learn of your loss.

Ellen Watkins

October 14, 2013

I have just learned about the passing of Dr. Wallach, he was our next door neighbor in Olivette for many years and also our family dentist. I have very fond memories of him and send my condolences to the family, Ellen Weiss Watkins, Temecula, CA 92592

Marianne Kestenbaum

October 13, 2013

Dear Mildred, Marc, Marilyn and family,

I'm so saddened to learn you lost your dear Marvin, the kindest and funniest grownup neighbor a little girl could hope to have. I so loved it when he laughed, because he seemed to enjoy it so much. His eyes always smiled, and he made even a very young little girl feel like what she said mattered, despite her very tender years. On top of that, he was a great dentist. We were lucky to have such a wonderful Elkington Lane family, but it hurts to say "goodbye." I hope you soon can find peace through beautiful memories.


Melisse Reichman

October 8, 2013

I have the very most loving feelings toward Marvin. Unlike most people I know, I looked forward to going to the dentist because it meant I would be spending time with Marvin. He had the most gentle, loving, genuine, personable, interested, sensitive, insightful, fun-loving way about him. Also, it was always fun to hear about our family from Marvin, as he served as a hub for us all. He will always remain a warm, bright light in my heart, as I know he is in yours. My condolences to you.

Bill Weiss

October 7, 2013

Dear Mrs. Wallace, Marc and Marilyn, Your husband and father was, a sort of father to me through his kindness. The support I received through your wonderful family helped me in countless ways those many decades ago. He will be missed, but never forgotten. Sending prayers and love to the family...

Sara McKinley

October 4, 2013

Dear Marc and family,
I was sad to read about your wonderful Dads passing. He was my Doctor for some years before I became your patient. To say that he was gentle, kind, and patient was the absolute truth. And his manner has been passed down to you, which shows what a great parent he must have been. Thank you for his service to our country, too.
Sincerely, Sara Pappas McKinley