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Allen "Moe" Sigoloff

Allen "Moe" Sigoloff, 68, of Creve Coeur, Mo., the longtime director of Camp Thunderbird, in Bemidji, died Wednesday Nov. 19, 2008, of pancreatic cancer at his home.

He and his wife, Carol, took over operation of the camp in 1971 after the death of Carol Sigoloff's father, Gene "Speedy" Altman, who with his wife, Honey Altman, founded the camp in 1946. He was introduced to the camp in 1957, when he went there to visit Carol. He returned the next year as a junior counselor and remained connected to the camp for the rest of his life. Camp Thunderbird is now owned by one of the Sigoloffs' daughters, Shari Sigoloff, and her husband, Michael Rawitscher.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; daughters, Shari (Mike Rawitscher) Sigoloff, Julie Hardin of Charlotte, N.C., and Laura Sigoloff of Denver; a brother, Jerry Sigoloff of St Louis, Mo.; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Speedy and Honey Altman Memorial Camp Foundation, 2001 South Hanley Road, Suite 195, St. Louis, Mo. 63144; or to the Wildlife Center of Missouri, 1128 New Ballwin Road, St. Louis, Mo. 63021.