Stephen Joseph Nobel
73, of Eureka, Missouri, died June 26 2023, fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church. “Steve” Nobel, son of James and Elizabeth Nobel was born November 7, 1949 in St. Louis and grew up in Kirkwood, MO. He is survived by his sisters, Terry, Amy and Ann and his brothers, Bill and Tim and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death, by his parents, James and Elizabeth, brother Dan, sister Lucy, niece Maggie and brother-in-law Bob.
Steve was a graduate of St. John Vianney High School, class of 1968. He graduated from Webster University with a music degree and achieved his master’s degree in religious education from St Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.
Steve had a rewarding career as a teacher for over 40 years in humanities, specializing in music and religious education. He taught in both public and private parochial schools, including St. John Vianney High School and Cardinal Ritter College Preparatory School for many years.
Steve was an avid reader and loved promoting and discussing books with his students, nieces and nephews that engaged the mind in critical thinking. He was known for introducing his family, friends, and students to new ways of thinking through literature and music.
Steve loved the arts, played piano, bass fiddle, wrote original music with lyrics and mentored students in choral music in middle and high school. He had a deep passion for theatre, especially musicals. He made many lifelong friendships through his performing and directing. He loved going to the Muny and Stages to watch those friends perform.
Steve was a leader, and made a positive impact as a sponsor in his AA family where he was always available to help those on the path to sobriety and a better life.
He loved Cardinal baseball and going to Montauk State Park. Most of all Steve loved his family and the Nobel family gatherings for BBQ’s, holidays, graduations, weddings and baby showers. He was dearly loved by his family and by the many lives he touched. He will be forever remembered as a person with diverse talents, and as a warm, kind and decent man.
Steve has generously willed his body to science through St. Louis University Medical School.
Services: A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, July 22 at 10:30 am at St. Gerard Majella Parish, 1969 Dougherty Ferry Rd. Kirkwood, MO 63122
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to St. John Vianney scholarship fund.https://www.vianney.com/