UPDATE: Arrangements for KMOX, Business Journal’s Rick Desloge

ST. LOUIS (KMOX/AP) – For nearly three decades when the business community wanted to hear or read what was going on in St. Louis, they knew they could get the full story on KMOX and in the St. Louis Business Journal from reporter Rick Desloge.

Desloge died Monday, about a year after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He was 63.

There will be a celebration of Rick’s life beginning at 5:15 p.m., Thursday, May 17, at the Jewel Box in Forest Park.

Desloge began at the Business Journal in 1984 and continued working until recently. He was well-known for his “St. Louis Character” feature. He provided Business Journal reports on KMOX Radio until about a month ago.

Desloge was a graduate of the University of Missouri and received numerous journalism awards from the Missouri Press Association and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy, and sons Rick and Nick. Rick was part of the KMOX and St. Louis Business Journal family; he will be missed.

Read More: Rick Desloge, 1948-2012

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