In Memory

John Auble, IV - Class Of 1958

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 VISITATION WED., 3-9 P.M.

Veteran St. Louis television news anchor and reporter John Auble died Saturday.

His death was reported by KTVI (Channel 2) Sunday morning. The station did not give a cause of death. He worked for the station as an anchor for 23 years before retiring in May 2011. He was 77 years old.


Auble came to St. Louis in 1967 to work for the Globe-Democrat, according to Post-Dispatch reports. He later worked at KMOX-TV (now KMOV) and Channel 5, which was KSD-TV and later KSDK.

He co-hosted the popular “Newsbeat” show with Dick Ford. He also managed and then owned the Goldenrod showboat on the riverfront for a time before joining Channel 2 in 1988.

His career highlights include an interview with James Earl Ray, the man who assassinated the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. He also interviewed Coretta King and Rosa Parks, among others.

In 2011, Auble was inducted into the St. Louis Media Halls of Fame for his contributions to television journalism. The Youngstown, Ohio, native was a Vietnam War veteran and the winner of seven Emmy awards.

He previously worked as a reporter in Columbus, Ohio; New York City and in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

According to KTVI, Auble is survived by his wife, Charmaine Cassin-Auble, five children, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Service information was not yet available.