James P `Jim` Secondo
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James P `Jim` Secondo , Age: 78
April 10, 1939 -- January 10, 2018

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, Jim Secondo, 78, passed away peacefully at Kansas City Hospice House after a courageous battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Ninfa Secondo. He is survived by his wife, Karol, children Pete, of Overland Park and Paula of Connecticut, sister Michela Jameson, of Florida and many nephews and nieces. Jim was born April 10, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York. He moved to Pittsburg, KS in 1962 to attend Pittsburg State University where he earned a degree in industrial arts. While at Pittsburg State University he was an active member of the Newman Club where he met Mary Karol Glick. They were married on January 23, 1965 in Pittsburg, KS. His career began at Northeast High School in Kansas City, MO where he taught printing, driver’s education and served as the wrestling coach. He then accepted a supervisory position with the Shawnee Mission School District tasked with the challenge of establishing an in-house print shop which would service the needs of countless educators and students. After 30 years of dedicated service he retired. Jim was an avid league bowler for the duration of his life and earned several honors for numerous 299 games, as well as the lifetime awards for a 300 game, 600 series and 800 series. Jim competed annually in state-wide tournaments and helped to organize the Knights of Columbus Annual State Bowling Tournament for many years. Though frustrated by the game, he also loved to golf. Jim also coached his sons 7th and 8th grade tackle football team and was an avid Royals and Chiefs fan. Before moving to St. Pius parish in Mission, he was an active member of Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Overland Park. Jim was one of the founding fathers of the Knights of Columbus Father Carl Zawacki Council No. 10841. He served as the KOC financial secretary for 20 years and participated in their many fund-raising activities such as the sunrise breakfasts, fish fry and Tootsie Roll campaigns. While at Queen, he was also an usher and Eucharistic Adoration participant The Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, January 15th at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 5500 Woodson, Mission, KS to be immediately followed by the Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Pius X. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to made to Kansas City Hospice House at www.kchospice.org. or St. Pius X Catholic Church Capital Campaign at www.spxmission.org.

Jim's family would like to thank everyone for their prayers, love and support during this time of sorrow.

Additional Service: Visitation
Location: St. Pius X Catholic church
Address: 5500 Woodson
City: Mission
State: Kansas
Zip Code: 66202
Date: January 15, 2018
Time: 09:30 AM
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Additional Service: Funeral Mass
Location: St. Pius X Catholic Church
Address: 5500 Woodson
City: Mission
State: Kansas
Zip Code: 66202
Date: January 15, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM
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Additional Service: Entombment
Location: St. Joseph Cemetery
Address: 6100 Quivira Rd.
City: Shawnee
State: Kansas
Zip Code: 66203
Date: January 15, 2018
Time: 01:45 PM
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Condolences

Jay Glick January 12, 2018

Cousin in law The Woodlands , Texas

We send our prayers of comfort to Karol and the entire family. I have very fond memories of Jim from the 1960’s. We are holding Jim and the entire family in our thoughts.


Gretchen Gahagan January 13, 2018

Jim was a cousin by marriage Ottawa , Kansas

My thoughts and prayers are with Karol and family.....Jim has always been a great guy and certainly did his part in working with young people in our education system......he made a positive impact on many young people....quite an accomplishment......


Donald Starchman January 17, 2018

Enter your relationship with James P `Jim` Secondo Mariposa , California

Sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


Bette Decastro -Snoddy January 18, 2018

Friend Berryton , Kansas

Karol, I'm so so sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family


Brenda (Saia) Barbieri January 18, 2018

Enter your relationship with James P `Jim` Secondo Brandon , Florida

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. Another Angel to light the stars at night.


Judy Sharp January 21, 2018

Enter your relationship with James P `Jim` Secondo Overland Park , Kansas

I am so sorry about your loss.


Beletefikru January 21, 2018

Friend of Karol Shawnee , Kansas

Karol, Sorry to hear the death of your husband Jim. My best wishes for you and your family at this difficult time. RIP Belete


Deanne Bacco and Lou Bacco January 21, 2018

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We were just informed about Jim's passing and are very sad for your loss. This cold, dark time of year makes your loss even more difficult. We hope that the hospice care provided comfort for Jim and emotional support for your family.


Marlene Weishaar January 22, 2018

Master Gardener Friend of Karol Merriam , Kansas

Karol, I am so sorry to hear about Jim's passing. I am sure you were a great joy and companion for him in his last days. Know I am praying for you and your family.


Harlan Hess January 29, 2018

colleague when we employed by Shawnee Mission schools PFLUGERVILLE , Texas

Jim was a great man to work with, always got the job done on time.As a fellow Gorilla we talked about sports and how the now Pittsburg State teams were doing.He was a blessing in my life. Rest in peace