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Carl, William 'Bill'

William “Bill” Carl passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, under hospice care at Village Shalom in Overland Park, Kansas. Mr. Carl was the owner and proprietor of Carl’s Delicatessen for 55 years in St. Louis before retiring, and a lifelong member and past president of the City of Hope. Bill’s kind and gentle demeanor was apparent to all who came in contact with him.

Mr. Carl was the beloved husband of the late Marlene Kessler Carl and Rhoda Shull Carl. Dear father and father-in-law of Sherry and the late Isaac Lipshitz, Rick Carl, Larry and Nancy Carl, Jai’lynn and Adam Heyman. Loving grandfather of Lisa (Ryan) Cooper, Robin (Ted) Norwood, Steven Carl, Anna Carl, Sara Carl, and Austin Scher. Treasured great-grandfather of Henry Lewis Cooper. Dear son of the late Louis and the late Anna Carl. Beloved brother and brother-in-law of the late Betty and the late George Blitstein, the late Charles and the late Rose Carl, and the late Jack and the late Ann Carl. Dear brother-in-law of the late Elvin and the late Idell Collector. Beloved son-in-law of the late Harry and the late Lillian Kessler. Our dear uncle, cousin and friend to many. He will be deeply missed and never forgotten.

The family appreciates the loving assistance of Bill’s private caregivers and the support of the Village Shalom and Kansas City Hospice House staffs.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kansas City Hospice House, or United Hebrew Congregation in St. Louis.

Services for Mr. Carl were held Feb. 5 at United Hebrew Congregation in St. Louis, Missouri. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.louismemorialchapel.com.