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.