Leonard Robert Growe

July 5, 1924June 26, 2014

Beloved husband of Hortense Smith Growe; dear father and father-in-law of Judy and Gary (Bethe) Growe; dear grandfather of Jennifer Growe (Daniel) Soshnik, Jason (Rebecca) Growe and Jeremy (Samantha) Growe; dear great-grandfather of Jordan and Emilia Soshnik and Sasha Growe; our dear uncle, cousin and friend.

Leonard was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His love of life and acts of kindness to everyone he encountered was an inspiration to all. He was a truly charming gentleman and brought love and laughter everywhere he went. He will be remembered with great love and affection.

Private family services were held. Memorial contributions preferred to the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry, 10950 Schuetz Road (63146) or the charity of your choice.


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Jewell Carter

July 13, 2014

Dear Hortense, Marvin and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Leonard's kindness and concern for us will never be forgotten. We will keep you, Judy and the rest of your family in our thoughts and prayers. Jewell

Tom Collinger

July 8, 2014

Leonard was one of those people that fills lots of the wonderful memories I have starting at Little Ladue/Reed School, through high school graduation. These are not just vivid, but overwhelmingly fond memories. . . I'm sorry, Gary, Bethe, Hortense and Judy, for your loss, and hope your vivid memories will quickly be only those that make you smile and laugh.
Tom Collinger

July 7, 2014

Dear Hortense, Judy,Gary and family, I am so sorry to hear of cousin Leonard's passing. Although we haven't been in touch for quite awhile, I'll always remember him as a warm, caring man with a beautiful smile. He was so nice to my family. May his memory be for a beautiful memory. Love, Joyce Bell Shapiro and Bill Shapiro

Teddy Norris

July 2, 2014

I was so sorry to learn of Mr. Growe's passing. I have fond memories of all of you from my time in the Neurology Dept. at Wash U. And I remember how nice he was to us when we bought a mattress, many many years ago.

My prayers and condolences to you, Hortense, Judy, and all the rest of your family. He was a lovely gentleman.

David Granat

June 29, 2014

I am sorry for your loss. Mr Growe was a great man with a wonderful sense of humor. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

June 28, 2014

Leonard was a very special person to me. I would ask about him all the time.I know he will be missed by his family and friends dearly. Love JoAnn and Ron