Obituaries

We send our condolences to all family and friends of Local 2-197 members and former members who have passed away recently. They will be missed.

Richard Muehlman, resigned Member of the local and former member of the St. Louis Symphony, died peacefully surrounded by loved ones on February 2, 2017 at the age of 78.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Richard was the son of the late Frank and Margaret Muehlmann.  He graduated from Simon Gratz High School before attending Curtis Institute Of Music, graduating in 1964. Richard played double bass with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra for 40 years, retiring in 2005. Richard was also the Assistant Director of the Mississippi Valley Packard Car Club and a member of the Classic Car Club of America and the Cadillac LaSalle Club.

In his spare time, Richard enjoyed restoring antique cars, gardening, and taking trips to Ocean City, New Jersey. Several of his automobiles won awards.

In addition to his former wife, Ann, he is survived by his brother, Robert Muehlmann, and two sisters, Marilyn Stevens and Roslyn Reiss; his daughters, Margaret, Mary and Erica; and his grandchildren, Ryan, Connor, Joseph and Alicia.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be made to an environmentally conscious charity in Richard’s name.  Correspondence to Richard’s family may be sent to 1914 Maple Ave Hatfield, Pennsylvania 19440.

Carl R. Schiebler (1937 – 2016), Personnel Manager of the New York Philharmonic and former Second Horn and Personnel Manager of the St. Louis Symphony, passed away December 22, 2016 in New York. There will be a memorial service for him in New York at David Geffen Hall on March 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm. The NY Philharmonic is asking people to RSVP by February 27 to nyphil.org/crs-rsvp.

James Duncan, resigned Life Member, passed away on Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at the age of 98 years. He joined this local in April of 1939.

Norman Meyer, Life Member, passed away in November of 2014. He joined the local in January 1943.

Ken Palmer, Life Member, passed away in August 2014 at the age of 77. He joined the local in June of 1960.

Willis Triplett, Life Member, passed away in June 2014. He joined the local in August of 1969.

Rich Lauenstein, Life Member, passed away in May 2014. He joined the local in January of 1958.

Paul Maricic, Life Member, passed away in April 2014. He joined the local in June of 1960.

William Schneider, Life Member, passed away in April 2014. He joined the local in August of 1979.

Judith Goldman, Regular Member, passed away in January 2014. She joined the local in June of 1987.

Alfred Ulrich, Life Member, passed away in March 2014. He joined the local in May of 1938.

Shirley Lucas, Life Member, passed away in February 2014. She joined the local in December of 1947.

Trebor Tichenor, Life Member, passed away in February 2014. He joined the local in June of 1961.