Scott H. Styles

Styles, Scott H. August 19, 1924 January 15, 2013. Scott passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Detroit, he graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS in Chemistry. During WW II, Scott was assigned to work for Chrysler at Mound Laboratory (run by Monsanto) in Dayton, OH doing chemistry in conjunction with the Manhattan Project. In 1952 he obtained a one year leave of absence and entered the MBA program at Indiana University. There, he met Annette Hedberg, and after obtaining his MBA degree, married her in 1953. After graduation, he took a position with Monsanto as personnel manager at Monsanto's Soda Springs, ID phosphorus plant. His son, Mark, was born in 1956 and his daughter, Lynne, was born in 1959 as they were in the process of moving from Idaho to Monsanto's HQ in St. Louis, MO. Scott worked for Monsanto for 41 years until retiring in 1986. He served 4 years as a Des Peres, MO Alderman and also as a deacon, trustee and elder at Ladue Chapel. After a divorce from Annette, Scott met and married Joan Giucastro in St. Louis in 1986. After both of their retirements, Scott and Joan moved to Sarasota, FL in 1993. He was a leader and facilitator of the Man To Man Prostate support group and served on that board for over 10 years. Scott also served on Sarasota's Board for 4 years. He was a long time member of the Sarasota investors group. Scott always loved travel and enjoyed many trips and cruises with Joan in his retirement. Survivors include his wife Joan, his sister Ellen Johnson of Livermore, CA, his children Mark Styles of Albuquerque, NM, and his daughter Lynne Styles of Chicago, IL, stepchildren Lisa Martino- Taylor and Vicki Simon of St. Louis, MO, Joe Giucastro of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, grandson Drew Ryder of St. Louis, MO, and nieces Jean, Lois and Mary. Scott was loving and kind and will be remembered always. Services and interment were in Sarasota, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the .


Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Jan. 27, 2013