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Anthony Joseph Catalano

September 9, 1932 — June 25, 2024

Blue Springs

Anthony Joseph Catalano, a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend, peacefully passed away on June 25, 2024, in Blue Springs, Missouri. He was 91 years old.

Born on September 9, 1932, in Kansas City, Missouri, Anthony led a remarkable life filled with love, dedication, and passion. Anthony graduated from Manuel High School with the class of 1951 and pursued further studies at Pitt State. Anthony's commitment to his country was evident through his service in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, where he was stationed in Japan. Bravery and loyalty were qualities that defined him both in his military career and personal life. After retiring from his professional career with AlliedSignal, Anthony embraced a new chapter alongside his beloved wife, Mary. Together, they managed a preschool, sharing their love not only for each other but also for the children they nurtured and educated. Family was at the core of Anthony's being. He adored children, especially his own. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren held a special place in his heart, bringing him immense joy and pride. In his leisure time, Anthony explored various interests that brought him fulfillment and happiness. A talented painter with a love for fine arts, he found solace and creativity in expressing himself through art. Sports were another passion of his, particularly when supporting teams like the Royals, Chiefs, and Tigers - showcasing his unwavering loyalty to his local teams. Anthony's vibrant personality shone through in every aspect of his life. Described as a true character, he was known for his strong opinions and unwavering will. His love for politics reflected his engagement with the world around him. Furthermore, Anthony's involvement with the Exchange Club of Kansas City highlighted his commitment to community service and giving back to society. His dedication to making a difference in the lives of others will be remembered fondly by all those who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Anthony's passing is preceded by his parents; Joseph and Rosa Catalano, his beloved wife and best friend; Mary Catalano, and his siblings; Mary Nicotra, Salvatore "Sam" Nicotra, and Jim Nicotra. He is survived by his children; Anthony Catalano Jr., Vincent Catalano, Steve Catalano, and Cindy Parr; his step-children; Carrie McCord and Jack McCord, his grandchildren; Christopher Catalano, Jeff Catalano, Augustin Catalano, Caleb Parr, Tara Parr, and Landon Parr, as well as five great-grandchildren.

 

A Memorial Service honoring Anthony's life will be held at 1 pm on July 3rd, 2024 at Speaks Suburban Chapel (18020 E 39th St. Independence, MO 64055).

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