Paul P. Gualtieri
February 13, 1923 – January 16, 2020
Paul Gualtieri of Prairie Village, Kansas peacefully passed away in his sleep on January 16, 2020. He was 96 years of age. Paul Placido Gualtieri was born in northeast Kansas City, Missouri on February 13, 1923. He was the son of Italian immigrants, the oldest of 4 children. Paul enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1942 at the start of WWII and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. He served in 58th Bomber Wing as a radar technician servicing B-29 bombers. He was stationed at various locations in the Pacific Theater eventually ending up on the island of Tinian. After his discharge in 1946, Paul attended the University of Kansas and achieved a BS in electrical engineering. He married a young, attractive AT&T operator supervisor, Nina Jean Gualtieri in 1949. They relocated to Overland Park, Kansas where Paul pursued a career as a project electrical engineer for Black and Veatch. In addition to the loving nurturing care of his children, Paul enjoyed coaching youth sports, model trains, home projects, ballroom dancing, bridge, poker, traveling, socializing with friends and following the adventures of his grandchildren, Lynn, Jared, Ben and Grace. Paul is survived by his five children, Ann, James, Kevin, David and John. We will miss him dearly. To borrow from his favorite parting salutation, God be with you, Paul.
Visitation will be held from 9:30 - 10:30 AM on Wednesday, January 22 at the Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 7023 W. 71st Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66204 with Mass of Christian Burial following at 11 AM. Entombment will be in the Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Lenexa, Kansas.
Donations are requested in lieu of flowers and should be sent to Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 7023 W. 71st Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66204.
- Vincenzo and Anna Gualtieri, Parents (deceased)
- Nina Jean Gualtieri, Wife (deceased)
- Ann Gualtieri, Daughter
- James Gualtieri, Son
- Kevin Gualtieri, Son
- David Gualtieri, Son
- John Gualtieri, Son
- Lynn, Jared, Ben and Grace, Grandchildren
- Ann Gualtieri
- James Gualtieri
- Kevin Gualtieri
- David Gualtieri
- John Gualtieri
- Vincent Gualtier
Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church
7023 W.71st Street, Overland Park, Kansas
- Visitation Wednesday, January 22, 2020
- Rosary Service Wednesday, January 22, 2020
- Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, January 22, 2020
- Committal Service Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Paul P. Gualtieri
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January 22, 2020
Thank you so much for doing our family tree with us. You were a great cousin that will be missed by all. Prayers for you and your family that they find comfort and peace.
Paula, MaryAnn Guarino and Family
Cheryl (Jeffers) Allenbrand
January 19, 2020
My father, Robert Jeffers (Bob/Jeff) was a friend, co-worker at Black & Veatch, poker buddy, KU grad and military friend of Paul's. He would want me to express my sympathies to all of Paul's family. Paul came to our home in DeSoto many years ago for a poker/birthday party. He was a nice man and always had a friendly smile.
January 18, 2020
He and your mom were such good friends to my parents. After both Nina and my mom passed, he and my dad would get together occasionally and play bridge at the Lenexa senior community Center. On one occasion your dad came over to dinner and we had such a good time talking and hearing his memories about being in the service in tinian. He also could explain where various sayings came from. He and dad would tell jokes and we just had a good time. He lived a good life! Love and prayers to you all.