Honoring Gregory B. Vatterott

Former Rise board member, Greg Vatterott, Sr. passed away on August 5, 2020, with his wife at his side, after a nearly 40-year battle with heart disease. As we mourn the loss of  Mr. Vatterot, we would also like to honor and celebrate him for the work he has done in the community and as a Rise trustee. Mr. Vatterott served on the Rise Board of Directors from 2005 through 2019, served on the Finance Committee from 2011 through 2019, and was the chair of the committee from 2018 through 2019.

After practicing law and upon the passing of his adopted father Charles, Greg joined CF Vatterott in 1973 as President of the family firm founded in 1919 and was most recently Chairman. Founded by Charles Francis Vatterott Jr., C. F. Vatterott enjoys a unique place in St. Louis’s homebuilding history. The company was one of the first to combine lot sales and construction to create subdivisions with a community environment. Charles Vatterott, himself a man with a large family, was dedicated to providing affordable homes of the best quality to the hard-pressed families of the Depression and later years. Greg Vatterott, Jr. carried on his father’s dedication and has led the company, now in its 10th decade, into the 21st century.

We will remember Mr. Vatterott as a very kind man who was always willing to lend his expertise to help Rise fulfill its mission of building stronger, more equitable neighborhoods in St. Louis. Our condolences go out to his family, colleagues, and friends.

In his spare time, Mr. Vatterott was an avid golfer so we would like to honor him with a quote we are sure he would appreciate:

What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive. ~Arnold Palmer

We know you will get those Double Eagles every day!

Mr. Vatterott’s obituary can be found HERE.

Services: Current COVID regulations will be followed. Visitation Kriegshauser Mortuary-West 9450 Olive Blvd Wed., August 12, 4-8 pm. Funeral Mass St. Anselm 530 S. Mason Rd 63141 Thurs, August 13, 11 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rise Community Development at www.Risestl.org

Condolences at www.kriegshausermortuary.com