We honor here members, friends and supporters of the American Council of the Blind who have impacted our lives in many wonderful ways. If you would like to submit a notice for this column, please include as much of the following information as possible.
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Jerry Annunzio passed away on April 30, 2019 at the age of 82.
Jerry was born on Oct. 26, 1936 to Richard and Zoe Annunzio in Jefferson, Iowa. He started college at age 27, while he was married with 2 young children, and he earned 3 university degrees at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. He was a guidance counselor at Park Hill High School, department chair for four years, and retired after 26 years. He served in numerous national and professional organizations, including an appointment by Gov. Carnahan. He was the tour coordinator for the American Council of the Blind for several years, as well as a board member, and was active in the Missouri Council of the Blind. He was always helpful and pleasant to work with. He earned his scuba certification to 130 feet at age 71.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Rick. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Edna; daughters, Zoan (Dave) & Susan (Mike); his sister, Janne; sisters-in-law, Jessie and Marietta; grandkids, Jillian, Lauren (Andrew), Alee, Valentina, and Cody. A celebration of his life was held in May at Park Hill Christian Church; burial at White Chapel Cemetery followed.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Park Hill Christian Church, 6601 NW 72nd St., Kansas City, MO 64151 or Kansas City Hospice Foundation, KCHPC, 1500 Meadow Lake Parkway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64114.