Cordia, Leo L.

91, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017 at his home in Lake Ozark, MO. Leo was born January 12, 1926 to Fred and Blanche (LaPee) Cordia in Richwoods, MO.  He was 1 of 4  children.

After a long career with McDonnell-Douglas, Leo retired in 1985 to Lake Ozark, MO.  Leo loved to spend time with his  family and friends, and was truly the life of the party.  He was an avid NASCAR fan attending the Daytona 500 several times.  Leo was also a learned philatelist amassing an impressive  collection over his lifetime.

Leo is survived by his children, Steve Rodgers, Christine C. Cordia, Richard L. Cordia; brother, Fred Cordia, and sister,  Frieda Eberhardt; devoted companion, Ruth Fuchs; and  numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Leo was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Kitty Cordia, and sister, Marjorie Boyer.

Services: Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017 at St. Dominic Savio Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. with Father Mitch Doyen officiating.  Burial will follow at  Resurrection Catholic Cemetary in St. Louis, MO.  The family will greet friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday,  November 30, 2017 at Kutis Funeral Home located at 10515 Gravois Road in St. Louis, MO.