Joseph Kohn

Joseph Kohn, died July 5, 2012. Born in 1917, husband of Sirose; father of Sidney (Bonnie) and Thomas (Mona); grandfather of Gwynne, Lindsay, Derek, and Blair. Standing at just 5-foot-6, he was a giant of a man and a cornerstone for his family. “Joe,” as those who were close to him knew him, served his country bravely. As a soldier in WWII, he was a highly decorated war hero. He became an officer through a battlefield commission and was awarded the Bronze Star, 2 Silver Stars and the Purple Heart. He was also recommended and nominated for the Congressional Medal of Honor.After returning home from the war, he acquired The Diamond Shop. With his wife by his side and children at his feet, he created one of the finest family owned jewelry stores that the St. Louis Area has ever seen. He was always honored and proud to be able to share in many of the happiest moments of people’s lives. Everyone that he touched or helped, were not just customers, they were his family. In fact Joe has seen four generations of families grow up, get married and have children right in front of his eyes. We will miss his charm, wit, infectious smile and the twinkle in his eye. “The family would like to thank the staff at Parc Provence and Heartland Hospice for their caring and heartfelt compassion. We will love and miss you always. God Bless. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American War Veteran related charity of the donor’s choice. Rindskopf-Roth