John Henry Auble IV
FUNERAL HOME
Buchholz Mortuary West
2211 Clarkson Rd
Chesterfield, MO
Auble, John Henry IV Baptized into the hope of Christ's Resurrection at home, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, May 13, 2017. John married the greatest fan of his life on November 12, 1999, Charmaine Cassin. Beloved father of John H. Auble V (Kit), Joanne Jozefik, Judy Myatt (Kyle), Amanda Barginear (Bo) and Thomas Hambrough. Loving grandfather of 7 and great-grandfather of 2. Dear brother of Ronald Auble (Gale) and brother-inlaw of Zoe Cassin (Steve), Dr. Roxanne Delcau (Dr. Carey Delcau) and Amy Barnhart. John was preceded in death by his parents, the late John III and Florence Auble, his in-laws James and Dorothy Cassin, and 2 brothers-in-law, James J. Cassin III and Kevin Barnhart. Known and loved by many as a larger than life local TV personality with a Frank Sinatra swagger and his Auble At Large segments, he was also known by his family as a husband, son, father to five, brother and uncle with a very large, loving heart. John had a passion for people and a love for and deep devotion to family. He touched many lives and hearts and showed us all the beauty and frailty of being human. Services: Funeral Thursday, May 18, 9:30 a.m. from BUCHHOLZ Mortuary West, 2211 Clarkson Road (at Wilson), to Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1115 South Florissant Road for an 11 a.m. Mass. Interment National Cemetery at Jefferson Barracks. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Online guestbook at buchholzmortuary.com. VISITATION WED., 3-9 P.M.




Published by St. Louis Post-Dispatch on May 16, 2017.
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I knew John through my late husband Phill Rock and my late son Jerry Rock----both in television production/directing. John once interviewed my dad, songwriter Harry Tobias, who was visiting from Hollywood. John also narrated a special about my dear friends---Frank Moskus and Jan Mahannah. John was a top notch interviewer and reporter. In addition, he was such a warm person. He will be missed by many.
Lucille Rock
May 27, 2017
John, we really knew 'ya and loved 'ya as a reporter and a great broadcast personality! Your media stories and news takes on St. Louis will always be timely and "spot-on"--and know that you will be fondly rememebered by your many loyal viewers who tuned into you faithfully every night.

Rest in Peace, John--and our sympathies to your wife Charmaine and family.

YOUR LOYAL ST. LOUIS TV VIEWERS
"Past and Present"
May 23, 2017
Charmaine, so very sorry for you loss. I know you will miss John very much.
Diane Golk
Friend
May 19, 2017
Charmaine, you are the very best and John loved you so much. Today he finally signed off and I want you to know I will be there through thick and thin. I know how you waited on him hand and foot, however, I also know how he waited on our mom. Charmaine, you are loyal and John loved you so much. You both had a love that could not be broken. God bless you and both your families. Zoe
May 18, 2017
So sorry for your loss Charmaine.. thinking of you and your family.
Mary Beins (Fischer)
Friend
May 18, 2017
We proudly salute the memory of newscaster John Auble, who really knew old St. Louis neighborhood sports and traditions!
Our sympathies to all his family.

From his friends at
St. Louis Corkball League
St. Louis, MO
May 18, 2017
The former lunch gang at the old Beffa's Restaurant salutes the memory of our old friend and periodic patron, John Auble.
R-I-P, John!

The "Old Gang" from
Beffa's Restaurant
St. Louis, MO
"The Old Gang" from Beffa's Restaurant
May 17, 2017
Many of us who treasure St. Louis' colorful, vibrant history and its many landmarks, stories and characters mourn the recent passing of JOHN AUBLE, veteran newscaster, reporter and St. Louis history aficionado who diligently chronicled our region's historical textures well during his long television reporting career.

JOHN had interviewed me on several occasions on historic St. Louis churches and landmarks, among them downtown's historic St. Mary of Victories Church and St. Joseph Shrine. His keen appreciation for the unique cultural significance of these and other notable churches, their congregations and their instrumental roles in developing the St. Louis of today was skillfully presented by him to many viewers and fans over the years who developed a renewed appreciation for them as a result of JOHN's clever television features.

JOHN's role in preserving a number of St. Louis' historic entities, such as the Goldenrod Showboat, is also saluted by his loyal fans and others.

Rest in Peace, JOHN--and know of the sincere appreciation of those who appreciate St. Louis' colorful past--paving the way for its equally dynamic future--which you helped chronicle so well with your media talents! Sincere prayerful sympathy to his wife and family at this time.

Sincerely,
Max Kaiser, Jr.
St. Louis 250th Anniversary
Executive and Historical Committees
May 17, 2017
I am so glad I had the privilege of meeting him. He was a man who was wise well past his years.
Michael Moore Sr
May 17, 2017
The loss of a one-of-a-kind journalist. There will never be another like John.
May 17, 2017
John,
Your dad was one person who kept me laughing on and off the air. I'm very saddened to learn of his death and I am beside myself that Dave and I cannot be there to express our sympathies. We are out of the country and return late Thursday.
I learned a lot about St.Louis & its movers & shakers from John. He was kind & a giving man to my family & others. I recall he came to my father's funeral at St Thomas Romanian Orthodox Church in St. Louis Hills not long after I left Ch 2. It meant so much to me. (We used to joke about being the first & only American -Romanian anchor team...ever! )
He will always hold a special place in my heart.
My sympathies and love to you, Kit and Charmaine.
Victoria Babu
May 17, 2017
What a light that has gone out ! You will be missed John. Your "laid back" attitude toward life was infectious. Your wit, your stories will be missed as well. You were genuine for sure. Many funny memories John and thank you for your helpfulness over the years. So sad for your family. Sally Sherman McGowan.
May 17, 2017
I renovated an old bakery at the corner of Taylor and Oakland (now the fashionable grove). Growing up across the street from the old bakery, I commissioned my sister. Annie Scheumbauer, to do a mural depicting the neighborhood as it was when we were growing up. John did a very lovely interview and was impressed that we honored our grandmother and hoped our efforts to revitalize our old neighborhood would happen. It took many, many years for the neighborhood to turn around into the fashionable grove. So many of us worked tirelessly to bring the neighborhood back to the splendor it was growing up there. John aubel, you gave us hope by recognizing our old neighborhood. God rest your soul. Mary Scheumbauer gregg
Mary Scheumbauer gregg
May 16, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of John Auble. We know so much about him through his brother, Ron, whose obvious affection and closeness afforded them both some wonderful memories together. Know of our prayers in Ohio on your behalf.
Tom and Carolyn Sherrod
May 16, 2017
The Greater Midwest Chapter of the NATIONAL ACADEMY of TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES (NATAS) thoughtfully remembers our late talented colleague, member and friend JOHN AUBLE on his recent passing.

The colorful newsman/broadcaster will long be remembered for his wit, professional skill, creativity and detailed, unsurpassed long-term knowledge of the foibles, fables and strengths of the metro St. Louis area he served so well during his lengthy career as a professional news reporter on TV and in print.

His "Auble at Large" TV Feature was a staple of many St. Louis households' viewing for decades, as well as his newscasting and special event reporting.

Rest in Peace, JOHN--and know that you will long be remembered by your media colleagues, fans and loyal St. Louis viewers!

Our consolation and deepest sympathy to his widow and family.

Sincerely,
The Officers and Members of
MID-AMERICA N.A.T.A.S. and
the Greater St. Louis
NATAS Members
Mid-America Chapter of N.A.T.A.S.
May 16, 2017
RIP Mr.Auble. Watched his news stories since the 60's, grew up with this man. Sad loss ,Deepest Sympathy
Deanna Stevens
May 16, 2017
It s wonderful to know that John had touch many lives. May they all be comforted by medatiting on fond memories. B.d
May 16, 2017
It was a privilege to know and work with you, John. Rest in peace.
Brenda Kimberlin
May 16, 2017
Mr. Auble was an honest and delightful man. I first met him as a young educator in 1996. Mr. Auble once did an interview with me in the fall of 1999, during an event. As before always a highly respected man with a awesome professional attitude. He will be greatly missed but greatly remembered. Rest In Heaven Mr. Auble. GOD bless you and your family.
Dr. JL Windham-Mendoza Sr
May 16, 2017
We met John after seeing him on television for ages many years ago. John had done a feature on a vintage movie theatre for sale out in Washington, Mo.. We did a tour of the property intent on buying the building and it turned into an absolute comic adventure. The more things that kept surfacing during the tour that needed repair accompanied by his later comments couldn't have been more hilarious. What a likable fellow! Such a kind and gentle soul .
Francis Courtney
May 16, 2017
A salute to a wonderful man who served his city well with all his wonderful broadcasting. Will miss you ! Trish, a fan.Glad bless all!
trish Stromlund
May 16, 2017
John Auble is a cherished part of my life in St Louis. Rest peacefully, Mr. Auble.
Nancy Hisaw
May 16, 2017
John, Kit, Jacob and family. Sorry to learn of your loss. We "knew" your father/grandfather years before meeting you as he entered our home regularly as an esteemed, respected and entertaining television reporter. He was a defining face of St. Louis and was iconic in many ways. It has been a blessing having Jacob and your family become a part of our lives over the years. John Auble's presence and legacy has made STL and our lives much richer.

You remain in our thoughts and prayers.

The Yates'
May 16, 2017
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