Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Saphian, Dr. Russell Age 89

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Saphian, Dr. Russell Age 89

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Saphian, Dr. Russellage 89, passed away Sept. 3 after fighting a valiant battle with Parkinsons and Alzheimers. Preceded in death by his son David, he is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Marceline, his beloved daughter, Melissa (Tony) Cheevers, and three grandchildren he adored, Alex Gorsuch, Eliot Saphian and Olivia Saphian, dear brother-in-law Walter (Marilyn) Williams, many dear nieces, nephews and friends. Dr. Saphian served the Ballwin area 45 years in his optometric office, Ballwin Eye Associates, and was active in several professional and civic groups through the years. He was in the army and played in the army band during the Berlin occupation. He participated actively at Des Peres Presbyterian Church for twenty six years, and later played a very active role as a member of Emerson Unitarian Chapel for twenty four years. …

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