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“Jerry, Julie and our family shared vacations at the lake, dinners at each other's house. I especially remember Julie's parties and how wonderful...Read More »
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Jaroslaw "Jerry" Metelnicki, 69, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Villa St. Joseph. Graveside services will be held at the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens on Monday, April 23rd at 12:00 pm. Jerry was born on April 27, 1942 in Warsaw, Poland. After a brave battle with cancer, Jerry peacefully surrendered into the arms of Christ after being anointed and receiving prayers for his departing soul. He is happily reunited with his one true love, Julia. He will live forever in the hearts of his children and grandchildren. As their guardian angel he will be ever at their side, to light and guard, rule and guide. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, The Very Reverend Wsewolod and Marta Metelnicki née Czaplicka, sister Ludmilla, and eternally loving wife Julia Harris-Metelnicki. He is survived by his beloved daughters Elaine Cardello and husband Ben, Teresa Milich and husband David and Nanette LaNier. He will watch over his loving grandchildren Briann Elaine and Katherine Rose Cardello, Petar and Samuel Milich, Richard Dean "Treye" and Elysse Rose Shaver. He also leaves behind his brother Bohdan "Aron" Metelnicki. The family suggests contributions to Odyssey Hospice Care in return for the loving care given to Jerry. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at (Arrangements by D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., K.C., MO 64133, 816-353-1218)