John L. Tomasovic Sr.
Tomasovic, John L., Sr. age 83, from Des Peres, Missouri, died Thursday, January 11, 2018. Beloved husband for 62 years of Priscilla (Pep) Tomasovic. Loving father of John L Tomasovic, Jr. (Beth) and Susan Tomasovic McClellan. Grandfather of Elizabeth Gaydos (Paul), Priscilla Calvird (Kevin), John L. Tomasovic, III, Christopher Calvird (Leeann), and the late Krista McClellan, and three great grandchildren, dear brother of Nina (Roger) Johnson and Karen (Rodolfo) Cancino. John was owner of the oldest business in Des Peres, MO; Tomasovic Greenhouses & Nursery, Inc., formally John L. Tomasovic, Sr. Florist, Inc. He graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia, 1956, BS Degree in Agriculture. Member of Farmhouse Fraternity. Past President, Missouri State Florist Association; Past President, Allied Florist of Greater St. Louis and recipient of Merited Service Award; Past President, American Carnation Society Local Group; Past President, St. Louis Flower Growers Association; Past President, Growers Association of Society of American Florists & Council Member; Past President, Bedding Plant Foundation; Past President, American Academy of Florists & recipient of Highest Honor in the Floral Industry, Outstanding Service Award from Bedding Plant Growers Association; Co-chairman of Society of American Florists Convention in St. Louis; Volunteer, Society of American Florists booth at Future Farmers of America Convention in Kansas City for 25 years; Scholarship in his name at American Floral Endowment; Past President, Des Peres Optimist Club; Lifetime Member of the World Bird Sanctuary; Past Alderman, City of Des Peres along with various other past committees for 16 years; Shareholder of the Green Bay Packers; President, Water's Edge Condominium; Past Board Member of Forest Hills Country Club. Services: John requested a private service with family. Contributions in memory of John can be made to The World Bird Sanctuary, 125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road, Valley Park, MO; or to the John L. Tomasovic, Sr. Scholarship Fund, American Floral Endowment, 1001 North Fairfax, Suite 201, Alexandria, VA 22314-3406.
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Published by St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Jan. 14, 2018.
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Dear Pep & Family, just learned of John's passing. Our deepest sympathy. We remember John from golf, bowling and esp. your nursery did a beautiful job providing our wedding flowers, in 1963.
Walt & Ruth Stauffacher
February 18, 2018
My sympathy and condolences to the family. Jack was truly a pleasure to know in life's journey. I have fond memories of the greenhouse tours and his vast knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm. God Bless , May Jack Rest in Peace.
Bill Biedenstein
February 2, 2018
Beth and John, Our sincerest sympathy for your loss. Your father, and father in law, was quite an accomplished gentleman. Chris and Bill Kelley Cottage Garden
January 23, 2018
Sharon Nochta
January 21, 2018
Rest in Peace
Sharon Nochta
January 21, 2018
Pep, John and Family, Jack was a wonderful, big hearted man, with a great smile. I know his presence will stay with you forever. Tom, Jan KILCULLEN and DIiane Heigel
January 21, 2018
I'm sorry for your loss, he will be missed by all. Always enjoyed stopping to talk with Jack,he had many wonderful stories to tell. Landscape by the Yard Joe &Brad
January 20, 2018
My deepest sympathies Pep and family. He's going to missed by so many. Such a wonderful man and good friend. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Sharon Nochta
Sharon Nochta
January 17, 2018
John brought a smile to all that he met. My deepest sympathy to Pep and the rest of the family. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Gay Schroer
January 15, 2018
Good-bye, John. Spring rush won't be the same without seeing you zipping around in your golf cart, keeping an eye on things. You'll be sorely missed. Thoughts and prayers for Pep, John & Beth.
Patricia Scott
January 15, 2018
My deepest sympathies to the family. I knew John through the World Bird Sanctuary. Loved his smile, he was a great man. May he soar on wings of an eagle.
Jennifer Jones
January 15, 2018
My condolences and prayers to Pep, John, Sue, and the entire family. He was a great guy and will be missed. God bless you in your time of sorrow. Jim and Joyce Burns
Jim Burns
January 15, 2018
I'm thinking there are some really nice new hanging baskets at the Pearly Gates. My career would never have been the same without you. Thanks Jack and God bless you.
Mick Knobbe
January 14, 2018
John & Beth....Our sincerest sympathies to both of you. The obituary was a beautiful tribute to an obviously wonderful and talented man. We see where John gets his energy and enthusiasm after reading about the involvement of his Dad.
Jim & Marylin Huskey
January 14, 2018
January 14, 2018
Deep sympathy to all of jack's family, especially Pep and John. Jack made a difference in this world and you will have wonderful memories of him. Keep those in your ❤. God bless
Joan Hollinshead, Kirkwood
January 14, 2018
I am sorry for your loss,but I do know you have wonderful memories, especially of trips and travels.
God bless you with comfort now. Cheryl O'Neal
Cheryl o'Neal
January 14, 2018