A beloved husband, father and Papa, passed away on February 25, 2024, after a long, courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Mel was born March 22, 1939 in St. Louis to Ann and Harold Spiegelglass. In 1960, he married Sharon Broderson and they were blessed with 63 years of marriage. Mel attended University City High School and then received his business degree from the University of Missouri. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity, where he made lifelong friends.

After graduation, Mel joined his family business, Spiegelglass Construction Company, where he was proud to have worked beside his father, brother, and nephew; working there for nearly 50 years. Upon retiring, he loved volunteering for Oasis, mentoring children at the Kehrs Mill elementary school. He also served as a board member at Temple Israel and Meadowbrook Country Club.

Mel was a big fan of the Cardinals, Blues and eventually the Kansas City Chiefs. He looked forward to his weekly golf and poker games with his buddies. He had a true zest for life and a great sense of humor. His most cherished moments were with his children, grandchildren and all of his family. He was a dedicated, kind, and loving man. 

Mel is survived by his wife, Sharon; and children, Jill (David) Shapiro, Stacy (Sandy) Cohen, grandchildren Abby (James) Gibson, Matthew and Ryan Shapiro, Taylor and Jamie Cohen; and siblings, Stephen (Clare) Spiegelglass, Laurie (Bruce) Glazier, Barry (Renee) Spiegelglass; and many special nieces and nephews.

Contributions in Mel’s memory may be made to the Spiegelglass Camp Fund, C/O JCC, 2 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146; American Parkinson Disease Association, P.O. Box 61420, Staten Island, NY 10306; or to the charity of your choice.