Louis Memorial Chapel
6830 Troost Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64131


1915 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Solomon Burstein, 98, of Overland Park, KS, passed away Friday, February 14, 2014 at St. Luke's-Plaza. Services will be at 1:00pm Monday, February 17, in the Yukon Chapel at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, with burial to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Beth Shalom Synagogue, B'nai B'rith or a . Sol was born in New Bedford, MA, in 1915. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rabbi Mordechai and Shana Burstein; brothers, Al and Irwin Burstein; sister, Jean Burstein Glazer, grandson, Mathew Burstein; brothers-in-law, Harry, Morris and Joseph Kanter; sisters-in-law, Helen Kanter, Frances Jacobson and Charlotte Kanter; his nephew, Dr. Neal Burstein; his beloved wife of 63 years, Mindel Kanter Burstein, who passed away in April, 2003. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Sol was a lifetime member of Congregation Beth Shalom and B'nai B'rith. He was also a member of the Jewish War Veterans, Jewish Federation of Kansas City and the World Jewish Congress. Sol served his country during World War II aboard the USS Hadnot and the Marine Arrow, fueling vessels in the South Atlantic Theater. He was founder of Superior Felt Corp. and National Fiber Corp., was co-founder and former President of the Fabri-Quilt Corporation of North Kansas City, MO, and was a member of the National Cotton Council. Sol is survived by sons: H. Michael and Robert Burstein, Leawood, KS; son and daughter-in-law: Dr. Ronald and Dr. Laura Burstein, Tucson, AZ; grandchildren: Joel and Melissa Burstein, Tucson, AZ; sisters-in-law: Barbara Burstein, Denver, CO, and Shirlee Kanter, Mission Hills, KS, and many nieces and nephews. He had an irrepressible sense of humor and an indomitable entrepreneurial spirit. Sol was instrumental in the development of a variety of successful business ventures and became an acknowledged authority on the use of cotton and synthetic fibers in the manufacture of bedding materials and insulated garments. Sol will be greatly missed, but will live forever in the memory of his children and grandchildren and all others who have been touched by his love, generosity and infectious passion for life. Online condolences may be left at www.louismemorialchapel.com (Arr: The Louis Memorial Chapel 816-361- 5211).
Published in Kansas City Star on Feb. 16, 2014
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