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Members & Friends,

May, 2022 | Michael Scott Wirthlin (aka Spot), born August 7, 1951, died at home on May 22, at age 70.
Michael is survived by his beloved wife Julia, daughters Vanessa and Louisa, and his grandson Connor, and countless friends. As a longtime friend of Bill W., Michael helped innumerable people – both friends and strangers – on their way to better lives. He will be missed beyond measure. Michael loved running, laughing, guitars, and his dogs. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lindell Club, or AA Central Services in St. Louis. An organized celebration of life will follow at a later time, but we hope you will also celebrate Spot’s life everyday.


December 2022 | Patrick Brennan (Lindell Club Director 2020-2022) passed away on Friday Dec. 9, 2022, at the age of 68. Beloved husband of Barbara Zawier. Loving father of P.J. (Kate), Billy (Elizabeth), and Jimmy Brennan. Dearest “PaPo” of Jude and Birdie. Much loved brother of Sister Sheila Brennan, OP, Nancy (Bob) Gillon, Mary (Bob) Meihaus, the late Jim (survived by Marilyn) Brennan, and Ginny Bass. Loving son of the late Jim and late Kate Brennan. Dear son-in-law of the late Edward and late Mary Ann Zawier. Caring brother-in-law to Mary Schreiner, Thomas Zawier, the late Michele (late Joseph) Grange, and the late Edward Zawier, Jr. Former husband of Marsha Dooley Ostmann and former son-in-law of the late Bill and late Shirley Dooley. Patrick joins many other family members and close friends in heaven, including the late Tom and late Kathy Sargent, with whom he’s likely already sharing stories about St. Luke’s, Little Flower and Lake Wauwanoka.

Patrick worked hard at everything he did. He lived a life of service. He was always giving of his time, talent, and treasure. He cared. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, Patrick was volunteering at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church. He also came out of retirement to serve as the Director of Lindell Club, which provides a safe, sober environment for members and guests to meet and socialize and to extend the welcoming hand of recovery to all who seek it.


January, 2024 | Janet Mary Young May 9th, 1958 – January 28th, 2024. Beloved wife of Michael Young Sr.; loving mother of Jessica Williamson and Michael (Shelley Finn) Young Jr.; adoring sister of Jennifer (Paul) Hasak, Jeanne “Tess” (the late Paul) Stephenitch, Shelagh (Duane) Fant, Noreen (Larry) Gant and the late Terry Kane. Our dearest sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend to many.

Visitation at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church (5801 Pernod Ave. 63139) on Saturday, February 3 from 9:00 am. until Funeral Mass time at 10:00 am. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Contributions to The Lindell Club 4522 Lindell Blvd. 63108 appreciated.


May, 2024 | Diane Kathryn Maguire (61) of St. Louis, MO passed away peacefully on May 15th, 2024, surrounded by family. She was a loving mother, daughter, sister, and friend. She dedicated her life to serving others as a nurse and involved member in her community.

Diane was born in Chicago, IL on October 11, 1,962, and moved with her family in 1967 to St.

Louis, which she would call home until her passing. She enjoyed hiking and biking, which she did around the world. She loved spending time with family and friends; her two cats, coffee, dancing, music, and nature. Diane was a bright light to everyone in her life. She inspired others to demonstrate and strengthen their values through action.

Diane had an impactful career as a psychiatric nurse in the non-profit sector. In 1999, she began working at Community Alternatives, which would merge with Places for People in 2011, where she was a beloved friend and colleague to countless. At the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, Diane began working at BJC as a pediatric hospice nurse, where she cared and advocated for many children and their families.

Diane was preceded in death by her father, Edward Russell Maguire; and stepfather, James Robert O’Brien. She is survived by her mother, Marlene Ruth O’Brien (nee Hamre); her twin daughters, Olivia Grace Maguire, and Kaitlyn Rose Layden; and her brother, Mark Alexander Maguire (AnneMarie).

A celebration of life will take place at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion, 7401 Delmar Blvd., 63103, on Saturday, May 25th at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Diane’s memory be made to Gwendolyn’s Gifts, which provides support to children on hospice; Hilljack House, a halfway house whose board she served on; or a charity of your choice.