Obituary for John Weiss
John A. Weiss, age 90, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017.
Beloved husband of 58 years of the late Ilse L; loving father of Norman (Judy), Nancy (Werner) Bittrolff, Ron, Richard (Wendy); dear grandfather of Angela (Tom), Mark, Melinda, Adam (Shea), Daniel (Justine), Matthew(Mary),Hunter (Angelle) and great-grandchildren Carly & Samuel.
John graduated from Washington University while working full-time and raising his family. He had a great love of sports and participated in track events including pole vaulting until age 76. He won numerous medals including several gold and silver at Senior Olympic events throughout the United States.
Kirkwood was his home for 50 years. He was a very popular and devoted coach and was passionate about giving back to the community by sharing his knowledge with young athletes. He coached youth ice-hockey for over 20 years, pole vaulting at Kirkwood High School for 28 years and at childrens summer camps. His expertise was also sought after by many other area high schools. He will be greatly missed by all who loved and admired him.
Services: Visitation Thursday August 17, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood, MO 63122. Funeral Service Friday, August 18, 2:00 p.m. at Bopp Chapel. Burial at Oak Hill Cemetery in Kirkwood.