Joseph Otto Losos

September 4, 1931October 11, 2020

Joseph Losos, 89, died peacefully at his home on October 11, 2020. Joseph, a retired stockbroker, banker, financial consultant is survived by his wife, Carolyn Werner Losos, his four children Jonathan (Melissa), Elizabeth (David Schanzer), Carol (Judson Weaver), and Louise (Beth Wiggins); as well as by his six grandchildren: Hannah, Danielle, Jackson, Calvin, Emily, and Tessa; and his cat Akhenaten (known as Aten). A private family service will be held Tuesday, October 13th at 11 a.m. at Congregation Temple Israel. Due to Covid-19, the service will be limited to close family, but all may stream the service live. Additionally, there will be no visitation with the family, but a celebration of life will be held sometime in 2021 when it is safe to do so. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to St. Louis Zoo, Opera Theatre St. Louis, or Congregation Temple Israel.


  • Funeral Service via Live Stream

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020



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Michael Smith

October 15, 2020

Thank you Joseph for your love of all creatures great and small
Francis of Assisi cannot wait to welcome you!

Alice & Louis Freund

October 13, 2020

As an example of Elizabeth’s story, check out the date on Joe’s portrait - (recorded in number of days) by Joe, who with great forbearance, sat for two 2-hour painting sessions. His smile was sustained by the background opera, by the telling of fascinating tales, as well as Aten’s presence.
Thank you for the lovely memorial service, making us smile while we mourn; and enhancing our respect and fondness for Joe. Condolences to us all.
Alice and Louis Freund

Billy D. Patty

October 12, 2020

I give credit to Joe for encouraging me to develop the Duckett Creek Sewer District serving St. Charles County and publishing my three books of poetry. He and Edward Hudspeth could not have been closer to me in life and encouragement. Tonight I will light a candle in my heart to burn for the rest of my life honoring one of the greatest men in my life.


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