Kenneth Leo Rossi
January 17, 1955 – January 9, 2022
Kenneth Leo Rossi passed away on January 9, 2022 at the age of 66 in St. Louis, Missouri. Ken was born in the city of St. Louis, MO on January 17, 1955 to his mother Zella Mae Rossi, and father Patrick Leo Rossi. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in St. Louis, MO. in 1973. Shortly thereafter, he joined the United States Air Force where he served 3 years at Minot Air Force base in Minot, North Dakota, and the Royal Air Force Station Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk, England RAF Lakenheath Air Base. While stationed in England he met Linda Petina Rossi, and received an Honorable Discharge in 1979. Shortly after they moved to St. Louis, MO and married on October 7, 1980 leading to 24 years of marriage. They had two children Scott Andrew Rossi and Pamela May Rossi. After his military service Ken worked at Alumax Foils, St. Louis City Jail, Sinclair, and River City Casino where he was always known for his enthusiastic work ethic and happy spirit. His kindness, love, and devotion to his country was evident and continued on into his retirement years.
Ken was proceeded in death by his father Patrick Leo Rossi, mother Zella Mae Rossi, step father Edward Brady, brothers Robert Jarvis, Paul Jarvis. He is survived by Linda Rossi, son Scott Rossi, daughter Pamela Rossi; grandchildren Hali Rossi, William Kreutter, Leo Rossi, Eli Rossi; great granddaughter Lennon Rossi; Brothers Charles Rossi, Terry Rossi, Michael Rossi; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Ken followed God, loved his family dearly, was a proud Patriot, supported his St. Louis sports teams, and always enjoyed listening to his 70’s rock and roll. He had such a big heart, was a kind soul, inspired people, and appreciated living a simple life. Ken never met a stranger and made friends with everyone he encountered. His kindness, loving spirit and good nature will be missed by so many.
An Angel’s Hand
An angel whispered in my ear
Believe in me and have no fear,
Come with me and take my hand,
I will take you to another land.
A place of peace, a place of light,
Don’t be afraid, just hold on tight.
Your earth days are done but don’t be sad
Remember all the times you had;
Loved ones will join you, don’t despair,
You have many in Heaven waiting there.
Your body dies, your soul is free,
That’s why you get to fly with me.
~Blue Skies and Tailwinds~
The family will be meeting in the parking lot at Kutis @ 12:30 pm, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. St. Louis, MO 63129 proceeded by a procession to the cemetery for a Military Funeral Honors Ceremony for Kenneth on Friday, February 18, 2022 @ 1:00 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, 2900 Sheridan Rd, St. Louis, MO 63125.
A gathering at the Arnold VFW Post 2593, 2301 Church Rd, Arnold, MO 63010 will be held directly after his service at Jefferson Barracks on Friday February 18, 2022. Contact Jaime @ 636-296-4066 to arrange any early drop off requests prior to his celebration of life.