Leo had a deep love for family and those close to him. In his spare time, he continued to learn. He was an avid reader, enjoyed history, science and politics. He cherished his time spent with Jeano, cycling, skiing and scuba diving. Leo was also an avid sports fan, with his two favorite teams being the Kansas City Chiefs and the St. Louis Blues.
Survivors include the love of his life, Carla Light “Jeano” of St. Louis, MO; siblings: Mary Valla of Parkville, MO, John Valla of Kansas City, MO, Sue Hurst and husband, Marty of Kansas City, MO, Nancy Valla of Los Angeles, CA, Cynthia Valla of Parkville, MO and Deborah Riffle and husband Duane of Kansas City, MO; and several nieces and nephews.
All services will be held on Friday, February 10, 2023. Visitation 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Meyers Northland Chapel, 401 Main St. Parkville, MO 64152, with the Committal Service following at Barry Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to The Aerospace Engineering Program at Missouri S & T and may be left in care of the funeral home. Memories of Leo and condolences may be shared at Meyersfuneralchapel.com.