Linda C. (nee D’Antoni) Blicharz – Class of 1955
Linda C. (nee D’Antoni) Blicharz fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Friday, May 3 , 2013. Beloved wife of Paul Marshall Blicharz for 36 years, mother of William M.(Jessi) and Brenda C. Blicharz, grandmother of Tyler and Abigail Blicharz, sister of Anita Blanke of New Orleans, LA., Carla Ratican of St. Louis, MO and Mona Marsden of Mancos, CO.
Born in New Orleans, February 25, 1946, to Vincent B. D’Antoni and Carroll Keen D’Antoni, moved to St. Louis, MO in 1950 and attended Central Institute for the Deaf, later attending St. Joseph’s Institute for the Deaf, St. Joseph’s Academy and graduating from Gallaudet University, Washington DC in 1972 with a degree in psychology. In 2003, Linda earned her certificate in Deaf Ministry from the Ministry Formation Program in Chicago, IL.
From 1997-2000, Linda served as Executive Director for St. Louis Metro Round Table Representatives on Deafness, Inc., receiving the RTR President’s Award in 1999.
Services: Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, May 8, 10:00 AM at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 676 W. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119. Interment Resurrection cemetery.
In lieu of Flowers, donations can be made to RTR/Deaf Community Center, 8764 Manchester Road, Ste. 201, Brentwood, MO, 63144. Visitation on Monday, May 7, 5:00 – 8:00 PM at BOPP Chapel, 10610 Manchester Road, Kirkwood.