Anderhub, Leslie Joseph  age 78, passed on to join his wife of 47 years, Rita M. Anderhub (nee Rathouz) to be with his Heavenly Father on March 13, 2017.

   An extreme survivor of GIST Cancer for over 23 years and an unabashed educator for colostomy patients and health workers, Les died of heart complications.

   Les leaves behind his brother Anthony Anderhub (Eleanor  Corich). He is survived by his four children and spouses: his son Brett Anderhub (Tracey) in Dallas, TX; his daughter Tanya  Chothani (Chetan) in Pittsburgh, PA; his son Eric Anderhub  (Roberta); and his daughter Kirsten Bergman (Rob). He also leaves behind nine beautiful grandchildren: Andreas, Xavier and Oscar Anderhub; Emma and Taij Chothani; Brayden and Bria  Anderhub; and Ella and Benjamin Bergman. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

   Les is preceded in death by his sister Tina Borchert (nee  Anderhub).

   A first-generation American equally proud of his Swiss  heritage and American citizenship, Les was a graduate of  Southwest HS and Southeast Mo St. where he made All-Conference football. After attending OCS, Les proudly entered the US Navy where he served aboard the USS Oglethorpe, rising to Boat Group Commander.

   Later, Les joined Honeywell Corporation before embarking on a career selling chartered travel programs around the world. Ultimately, Les settled down in a real estate career, managing offices for Gordon Gundaker, whom he greatly admired.

   A consummate fisherman, passionate about his Ozark streams, he was willing to float with anyone willing to cast a fly rod. His daily goal was to make others smile and he rarely  disappointed!

Services: Funeral from Kutis South County Chapel 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd.Tuesday, March 21, 9:30 a.m. to Mary Mother of the Church for Mass  at 10:00 a.m. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

   In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215 Attn: Dr. Demetri.

Visitation Monday 4-8 p.m. [