Moisy Shopper, MD

May 10, 1930April 15, 2023
On April 15th, Moisy Shopper died at the age of 92. Born in the Bronx, NY to William and Jeanette Shopper, Moisy didn’t learn English until first grade. He attended NYU on a full scholarship then SUNY medical school. After completing a psychiatry residency, Moisy moved to St. Louis in 1966 with his childhood sweetheart, now-wife, Bonnie and their sons. He was a founding member of the St. Louis Psychiatric Institute, and during his fifty years of clinical practice, was on staff at Cardinal Glennon Hospital, served as president of the Association of Child Psychoanalysis, published extensively in medical and psychiatric journals, helped establish the St. Louis Holocaust Center, and served as an expert witness in juvenile-related legal cases of divorce and abuse. Moisy was a true mensch. Raised in a dysfunctional family, he dedicated himself to promoting healthy minds and relationships. Professionally, he was quietly tenacious, always trying to improve his community by giving of himself and what he knew. He questioned the status quo, researched the issues, and promoted social change. Moisy was an avid wood turner, bread baker/salad maker, world traveler, and raised three boys who made him proud. He is survived by his wife Bonnie, three sons—David, Glenn, and Evan— and six grandchildren. Funeral will be private. Memorial service will be announced. Donations may be made to the Yiddish Book Center (

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