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Alexander Kalin

May 2, 1939 ~ April 14, 2019 (age 79)

Obituary

Alexander "Al" Kalin, Sun., April 14, 2019. Beloved husband of Sandy Kalin (nee Scurle) for 53 years; dear brother of Elizabeth (the late Thomas) Denny; dear uncle of Jennifer (Dale) Conklin and Christopher (Jackie) Denny; dear great-uncle of Norah and Oscar; our dear cousin and friend to many. Al was a 1st Lt. Army in Korea during the Cuban missile crisis. He sang in many choirs, played golf as an excuse to get breakfast, taught confirmation classes for over 35 years, loved theater, opera and symphony. He supported the Art Museum, History Museum, Botanical Gardens, Science Center, St. Louis Zoo, Missouri Historical Society, Opera Theater St. Louis, Winter Opera, Metropolitan Opera and the St. Louis Symphony. Loved animals especially his 6 Wheatens and Kitty. He attended Mt. Airy Seminary in Pennsylvania. He loved to travel and made it to 49 out of 50 states. He was a longtime employee of Huntington Alloys part of International Nickel and retired from Special Metals. In lieu of flowers, donations to ELCA World Hunger, P.O. Box 1809, Merrifield, VA 22116-8009 or Lutheran World Relief, P.O. Box 17061, Baltimore MD 21297-1061 or CARE Gift Center, P.O. Box 1870, Merrifield, VA 22116-8070 care.org/match. Al's message to family and friends: "I'll leave the keys at the door. You'll need those to get into heaven." Visitation at the Ortmann Stipanovich Funeral Home, 12444 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, Monday, April 22, 4-8 p.m. Funeral Service at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 13014 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, Tuesday, April 23 at 11 a.m. then to St. John Mark Lutheran Church, 225 E. Tenth Ave., Homestead, PA 15120 for Funeral Service on Thursday, April 25 at 11 a.m. Interment West Newton Cemetery in Pennsylvania.

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