Pivot Point Founder Leo Passage Passes Away

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Leo Passage, Pivot Point's beloved mentor and founder. As many of you are aware, Leo was diagnosed with a degenerative lung condition that he conquered for the past 12 years. For many years, Leo was able to stay ahead of his disease by taking very good care of himself and always remaining positive. In recent weeks, as the fight became even more challenging, Leo surrounded himself with his family, and passed peacefully this morning (May 11, 2011).

Leo truly lived his life to the fullest, and motivated everyone that knew him to do the same. He demonstrated to everyone he met around the world, to follow your heart and your dreams. Always striving to get the best out of himself and others, he led the way. His personal life mission became his company’s mission: Leo inspired thousands of people around the world through his teachings. Leo’s humility was well known—always sharing with others without self-interest, and possessing a timeless, creative spirit as fresh on the last day as on the first.

The industry will miss Leo enormously. At the same time, all are honored to have known him and to have worked with him. Leo will live on through all of us as we continue on his path and continue his mission.

Leo was an inspiration to everyone around him and always able to look at the bright side of things and continuing to care about his biggest passions; his family, his Pivot Point and his students in hairdressing around the world. Leo’s beloved wife Lenie, and his children, Robert and Corrine, along with their families, will continue to ensure that the global Pivot Point family continues to advance the empowering mission that Leo started almost 50 years ago.

There will be many of us who will want to celebrate Leo’s life and pay tribute to his legacy. Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Friday May 13 at St Joan of The Arc
9248 North Lawndale Avenue, Evanston IL 60203
3-7 PM visitation
Funeral mass at 7 PM
Celebration of Leo after funeral mass on Friday at the church.

Flowers can be sent to the church or donations can be made to The American Lung Association at

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