Former Brentwood Ward 4 alderman Leon Golfin died Monday, November 9, according to the City of Brentwood. The city had this remembrance of Mr. Golfin.
It is with deep regret that we share the passing of former Ward 4 alderman Leon Golfin.
A notable, well respected and much loved long-time resident of Brentwood Forest. Leon had a common sense approach on all matters that came before the board of aldermen. The same could be said of his interactions with everyone. When Leon spoke, people listened.
Mr. Golfin’s contributions were numerous. He served this City as a Ward 4 Alderman from 1994 – 2006. During his years, Leon served on and chaired many city committees. He was chair of the Ways and Means Committee; the Waste Management Committee; and the Storm Water/Flood Control Committees. He also served on the Public Safety and Public Works committees.
During Leon’s terms as alderman, the city saw many good things happen, including new developments (Brentwood Square, Promenade, Dierberg’s Point, Meridian and Hanley Station), the city’s sewer lateral program, buyouts of flood prone properties, increasing our green space parks, and reduced city residential property taxes and excise taxes. He was also instrumental in piloting the city’s curbside recycle program. Leon was also board member of the Brentwood Forest Condominium Board as well as a member of the Brentwood Historical Society.
Leon has been described by many as a wonderful man who would talk to and lend an ear to anyone. It was not unusual to see him out walking twice a day. He genuinely loved this City and the people that live here and leaves a legacy of serving his friends and neighbors well in all things.
Leon passed away on Monday, November 9, 2015. Our thoughts and prayer go out to his wife Elaine, their three children, grandchildren and other family members and friends. He will be missed.