Thomas Lepe

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May 22, 1958 - October 14, 2020
Born in Dayton, OH
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Thomas Lepe of Saint Charles, MO, passed away at the age of 62 on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Thomas is survived by his beloved wife, Barbara Jean Lepe; his children, Asa Legate and Tonya (Matt) Meinhardt; his granddaughter, Addy Meinhardt; his siblings, Denise Lepe-Perkins and Matthew (Linda) Lepe; his niece, Maricela (Andy) Nickell; and his great-nieces-and-nephew, Rowan, Lachlyn, and Asher Nickell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Salvadore and O. Lee Lepe.

Thomas retired from Boeing after thirty-five years of dedicated service and enjoyed great success in his career as an engineer. He loved spending time outdoors whenever he could and enjoyed attending shooting competitions. For fun, Thomas enjoyed watching western movies and he especially treasured the cruises he took with his wife. Above everything, Thomas enjoyed taking care of his family and being a source of strength for them. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Memorial contributions in Thomas’s name may be made to the Special Olympics or the Wounded Warrior Project.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Ann Paradis October 15, 2020 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    candle 1My deepest sympathies to all of you!! 💙

  2. Phyllis Reiners October 15, 2020 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    Barb Pat and I are so sorry to hear about your loss of Tom. You are in our thoughts.

  3. Lauren G October 15, 2020 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    candle 8I worked with Tom at Boeing when I first started at the Company. He was a great leader and person.

    • Rick and Sheila Rolf October 19, 2020 at 6:50 pm - Reply

      Rick and I are so blessed to have had Tom for a dear wonderful friend. We have so many precious memories. He will be missed terribly and thought of often. We’re here for you Barb, we love you.

  4. Cathy Walsh October 15, 2020 at 11:17 pm - Reply

    Barb and Family, I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Tom was one of my very favorite people to work for at Boeing. He was a great boss who took better care of his people than he did of himself. The folks on T-38C had great respect and love for him as their leader and as a friend. Tom was a good man.

  5. Jim & Traci October 16, 2020 at 12:02 am - Reply

    Our Deepest Sympathy. A “Great Guy”
    He will be missed by many.

  6. William Moorefield October 16, 2020 at 10:02 am - Reply

    candle 8Barb and Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Tom and I worked together for a number of years at Boeing as Program Managers. He was a class act and was great to his team and everyone around him! Everyone will feel his loss and reflect on all of the positive things he brought to life. In our prayers. Bill Moorefield

  7. William (Bubba) Stroupe October 16, 2020 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    candle 7Im so sorry for his loss!
    Tom (aka ROSCOE) was a HOOT and a Good Friend!
    He will be Missed!!!
    Barb, if you need anything, please let us know!
    You have our Prayers!
    Bubba and Sun Shine

  8. Rick and Kathy Kilfoy October 16, 2020 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    candle 1Barb and Family,
    Kathy and I are so sorry for your loss of Tom. A lifetime together is never enough. I know words can’t take away the hurt you’re feeling, but want you to know how much Kathy and I care. Sending you love and strength in this time of loss.

  9. Donna Howdeshell October 16, 2020 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. I worked with/for him on the T-38 program at Boeing. It was obvious that he loved being an engineer and he was good at it! He cared so much for the customer and all of us that he sweated every detail. I so hoped he’d enjoy a long stress-free retirement which he so richly deserved. I pray for comfort for all Tom’s family and friends.

  10. Kevin W O'Day October 17, 2020 at 7:22 am - Reply

    candle 7Patti and I send our most sincere condolences. Tom always led by example, the mission and his people always came first. He was the epitome of a true leader, and will be missed.

    Kevin W. O’Day, Major, USAF, Retired

  11. Marla Boschert October 17, 2020 at 7:35 am - Reply

    candle 8Barb I’m so deeply sorry to hear of your loss. Tom was a great guy glad I got to meet him. My condolences and prayers are with you. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  12. Keith Jenkins October 18, 2020 at 8:28 am - Reply

    I’m so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. We had good times in our younger days, and I’ll bet he was a great role model for all who knew him. May you find comfort and peace with the loved ones that surround your family.

  13. William Stroupe October 18, 2020 at 9:09 am - Reply

    candle 8MS Barb,you have our deepest sympathies! If we can do anything, just say the word! Tom (aka ROSCOE) was a Real Hoot! I enjoyed working for him! He will be missed!
    You’re in our Prayers.

    Bubba and Sun Shine

  14. Richard Kwok USAF civilian October 19, 2020 at 7:57 am - Reply

    candle 8Our deepest condolences and prayers are with you Barb and family. Tom will be missed.

  15. Richard Kwok, USAF Civilian October 19, 2020 at 8:07 am - Reply

    candle 8Our deepest condolences and prayers are with you Barb and family. Tom will be missed!

  16. Jim Warbuton October 19, 2020 at 8:13 am - Reply

    candle 7My deepest sympathies to the Lepe Family.
    It was privilege to work with Tom. He was a true professional, mentor as well as a trusted friend and confidant.
    God Bless and keep you in your time of sorrow.
    Respectfully,
    Jimmy

  17. James Warburton October 19, 2020 at 8:16 am - Reply

    candle 7My deepest sympathies on the loss of Tom
    He was a true professional, mentor and most of all a trusted friend and confidante.
    God Bless and keep you in your time of sorrow
    Sincerely,

    Jim Warburton

  18. Tony Starr October 19, 2020 at 8:26 am - Reply

    candle 3Wow what a loss. So sad to hear of Tom’s passing. I worked with him occasionally back in the nineties when he was on F-15. Then all throughout his years on the T-38 program. Try to think of someone more likable and easy to talk to; hard to do. I know I’ll think of him often in the coming years. So long Tom.

  19. Patti Schmidt October 21, 2020 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    candle 7Barb, I’m sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. I will miss the conversations we had “across the street”. Always so kind and caring, may peace be with you.

  20. Caroline Flower October 21, 2020 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    candle 5I was so shocked and sorry to hear about Tom’s passing. I grew up across the street from the Lepe family and spent many days with Denise, Tom & Matt. Tom and I had a “secret” whistle (actually it was more of a high pitched throat scream) that we would use to say hello to each other. He would stand at his front door and I stood at my front door and we would share our hello.
    To Tom’s wife, Barbara Jean and family please accept my sincere condolences. Tom was one of the good ones and I know he will be missed.
    To Denise and Matthew I’m so sorry for your loss. Wishing you comfort and peace.
    Caroline (Haggard) Flower

  21. Kurt Schroeder October 21, 2020 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    Barb and family of Tom:
    I worked for Tom both on F-15 in early 2000’s, and then again on T-38 in 2010+. He was a compassionate leader of people, gave more to the company than he took, was a great listener, a teacher, and a friend. I learned much from Tom, enjoyed working with and for him, and will miss him. You have my sympathies.
    – Kurt Schroeder

  22. Teresa j Huber October 21, 2020 at 11:17 pm - Reply

    My prayers to all of Tom’s family. A good, kind gentleman. I knew Tom in school at Vandalia since second grade at Murlin Heights School. In school, Tom was always ready to help those that needed a little extra help in classes when a problem was a little difficult to understand. I’m sure Tom never changed in helping those in his profession.
    Tom enjoyed a good story or joke and loved a good laugh . Will always remember his smile fore his kindness always showed through it. Rest In Peace Tom. He was a person who touched lives all the way back to 2nd grade, the year we were in class together and many other classes through the years.🌹🙏🙏

  23. Greg Smith October 24, 2020 at 8:31 am - Reply

    Sorry to hear about Tom. Prayers for the family and Matt and Denise.

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