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In Loving Memory

Leonhardt, Paul Arthur

December 2, 1954 - March 9, 2024

On Saturday, March 9th, 2024.

Loving companion of more than 30 years to Chris Munro; cherished son of the late Ann (nee Scott) and Roger Leonhardt; loving brother to Victoria (Robert) Bosch, Roger (Kaye) Leonhardt II; and Addie Siefert; adoring uncle to Vanessa, Valerie, Roger III, Joe, Angie, Tony, Eric, Cory, Rebecca, and Chad; our dear great uncle, cousin, colleague, and friend.

Paul Leonhardt was a man of many talents.

Early in his work life, he was a child actor, making many commercials and industrial films.

He was a machinist.

He gardened at a greenhouse in West County,

He polished floors in office buildings at night,

He played an “extra” in the movie “Escape from New York” climbing from the sewer, and looking very ghoulish.

He was a tower climber and would travel state to state aiming microwaves to other towers. Those towers are high, but he wasn’t in fear.

He worked at a bakery supply driving semis throughout Missouri.

He even won 1st place at a Truck Driving rodeo.

Then he found his calling, when joining and working for the IBEW Local #1 in St. Louis. He was retired, but a 29 year member.

He worked so many events for the Rams, Blues and Cardinals.

He was also present during the “capping off” of the newer Federal building downtown, and his signature is up there under that dome.

When the Pope came to town in 1999, the eternal light candle needed to be lit for mass. no one had a lighter, except Paul had a lighter and lit it.

Other interests and loves were, motorcycles, watersports, boating, camping, nature, animals. Sometimes I think he loved animals more than people.

He was a lifetime swimmer,  and made friends at the lap pool in Ballwin. Frisbee golf and horseshoes were also cherished pastimes he enjoyed during his life.

Of course nothing compared to his beloved dogs over the years.

His dogs never wanted to leave his side. Another reason this tragedy is so awful, that his dog Ava passed also.

We will miss our dear Paul immensely.

Contributions made to Stray Rescue in honor of Paul are greatly appreciated.

SERVICES: Visitation will be held at KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL (10151 Gravois Rd 63123) on Saturday, March 30th from 1:30 – 4:00 PM, with the funeral service beginning at 4:00 PM.


11 thoughts on “Leonhardt, Paul Arthur”

  1. Will always remember the times we worked together at the Dome on the old Party Lite conventions and all the others.
    We had a lot of laughs.
    You will be missed.

  2. What can I say about a wonderful Childhood friend, (at least to me now). So many happy times at Velvet Freeze, Larson Park, and of course Blackburn. Paul always had a smile and kept me laughing. I remember the good times we had on Heege. Sitting with Chris on our plush couch taken out of a minivan somewhere. And watching them play horseshoes. Plus we can’t forget the great times at Danny’s. I have so many more memories that I will wait and share with all of our old friends. Love you Paul!

  3. Memorial weekend, I’ll never forget you picked up a rock out the driveway, showed it to your german shephard, then threw it about 50′ in the woods, and he/she found it immediately and brought it back to you. Love ya, Paul.

  4. Dear Chrissy,
    I am so very sorry for your great loss of Paul and also of Ava. May Paul rest in peace and may Ava cross over the rainbow bridge to be with him in the next life. Sincere condolences to you and to Paul’s family.

  5. Curt and I send our heartfelt condolences to Paul’s companion, Chris, his siblings (Curt’s cousins), and all the family and friends. What a beautiful Memorium; I wish I had known Paul!

    With love and sympathy,
    Curt & Kate (“KC”)

  6. So sorry Chris for your loss. I remember meeting you all for the fist time watching nastrodomus over at my exes Peggy Kelly’s house. Paul was a great person a great friend and will be missed.


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