Category: Album Closed

Album Closed: Joseph C. Conti (1933-2022)

Joe was a former member of the Greater St Louis Stamp Club and served as the club’s Vice President from 2001 through 2006.

Joseph Charles Conti passed peacefully surrounded by family at home on February 23, 2022, at the age of 88.

Joe was, above all, devoted to his faith and his family and the love of his life, Jo-Ann. He was proud of being both a Husband and Father and he mostly loved the honored title of Papa. Joe challenged himself in 1962 and moved his new bride and young son from Buffalo to St Louis to take a chance on himself and a small company that bore the owner’s name, McDonnell Aircraft. Assisting in many lunar projects Joe was proud of his accomplishments at the rapidly growing and expanding Aeronautic company, before retiring from Boeing in 1994.

Joe had many hobbies, some of which included cooking for charity events and meeting with his dear friends the “curmudgeon lunch bunch” they would often meet on Saturdays for lunch to solve the problems of this world. Joe was very active as a 4th degree Knight of Columbus. Joe also shared many memories with his grandsons over lunch and sometimes a cold beer! He spent many years watching his grandchildren play the sports they loved; football, wrestling, soccer, dance, volleyball and most recently cheered on his youngest grandsons playing hockey from his iPad.

Joe was a devout Catholic and parishioner at St. Norbert Catholic Church in Florissant for 43 years and of St. Gianna Catholic Parish in Wentzville for 15 years. Joe loved the White House retreats where he was able to deepen his faith and support other men in theirs. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Album Closed: Glenn L. Ditto (1938-2022)

Glenn and Edna Dito joined the Greater Mound City Stamp Club on May 01, 2009, member #402.

Glenn L. Ditto entered into rest on Thursday, June 9, 2022. Beloved husband of Edna Ditto (nee: Zach) for 62 years.

Glenn was past patron of Florissant Chapter 161 OES, member Overland-Occidental No. 623 AF & AM, Scottish Rite and longtime Moolah Shriner’s Clown.

Album Closed: Stephen Price (1955-2022)

Stephen joined the Greater Mound City Stamp Club on August 27, 2018, member #469.

Stephen Price, age 66, of Fairview Heights, IL, born on June 22, 1955, in Chicago, IL, died on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at his residence.

Stephen was an avid stamp collector. He loved the Chicago Black Hawks, and he was a big Chicago Cubs fan. Stephen was a loving brother and caring uncle.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Carole V. (William H.), nee Jaquinde Williams, and his father, Arthur W. Price.  Stephen is survived by his siblings, Kenneth (Lisa) Price, Allen Price (Dora Billings), and Christina Sackett (Rick Burnett), and his nieces and nephews. Condolences may be expressed online to the family at
Per Stephen’s wishes, no services will be held at this time.

Album Closed: Siegfried “Sieg” Hagen Stange (1929-2020)

Siegfried “Sieg” Hagen Stange passed away peacefully at home May 10, 2020 at age 90. Sieg enjoyed a long career in aerospace, starting as an engineer at Douglas Aircraft in California and coming to St. Louis as an executive as part of the McDonnell Douglas merger. Early on his career was briefly put on hold to serve in the Army for 2 years. His many hobbies included working his extensive garden, playing golf and collecting stamps as a member of the Greater Mound City Stamp Club. He was a patron and supporter of the St. Louis Muny and Stages – St. Louis Theaters. He loved to travel and was able to visit extended family in Germany as well as his bucket list destinations in New Zealand, Australia and much of Europe.

Album Closed: Gregory “Scott” Ward (1962-2019)

Gregory Scott Ward (1962-2019) was a member of the American Philatelic Society and in Missouri, he was actively involved in the Kingdom and Columbia Philatelic Societies. He was awarded for work that he loved as a mentor to young people, providing guidance and support to youth stamp clubs throughout mid-Missouri.

Scott was the Youth Chairman for the St. Louis Stamp Expo for more than a decade, organizing amazing volunteers and resources to provide an activity room for kids during this annual event.