91, of St. Louis, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 25, 2022. Leo was born to Moosheg and Marguerite Manoogian on February 25, 1931. He attended Granite City High School before joining the U.S. Air Force.
Leo lived a long and full life of love with his family and friends. He was married to MarLean for 67 years on March 5. They spent their time building a life of love, loyalty, family and fun. Leo was proud to be involved in his sons lives through sports, scouting, and hunting and fishing. He would not miss a day that he could spend with his grandchildren. He attended all of their activities, celebrating and cheering them on. They were the light of his life. He was proud of how they have become successful and good people. Throughout his life Leo was also an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed his travels to Armenia, Africa, Canada and France. He was a member of St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church for 66 years. He spent 33 years working in management at National Steel. He was proud to serve his country in the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Manoogian is survived by his loving wife MarLean Manoogian (nee Dale), as well as sons Stan (Janna) Manoogian and Daniel (Debi) Manoogian, and five grandchildren Lauren, Allison, Claire, Kirk, and Michael Manoogian.
Services: Interment will be held Monday, May 2, 2022 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church, 1014 W. Pontoon Road, Granite City, IL 62040.