Cannon, Jamie Goodman passed from this world on Oct. 15, 2012 after a prolonged battle with cancer. His family is grateful to the physicians at St. Luke's Hospice Division for excellent care throughout this ordeal. Jamie is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Mary Jo (Cable) Cannon whom he met at Washington University where he received his BS in Architecture in 1960; children John E. Cannon (Lori), also a graduate architect; Nancy Cannon Masterson, a senior sales mgr. Sheraton Hotels Westport; and David E. Cannon (Doreen), Dir. of Choral Music, Kirkwood H.S.; grandchildren Rachel, Daniel and Andrew Cannon of Chesterfield; Jamie and Maxwell Masterson of Creve Coeur; sister Sally Cannon Boren (Kozell) and brother William Cannon, of Long Beach, CA. His sister Mary Helen Templeton succumbed to breast cancer in 1976. Jamie was a 1st Lieutenant, Infantry in the Army in WW II and in the Army of Occupation in Korea as a platoon leader with the 5th Regimental Combat Team, 24th Infantry Div. While on duty with the Air Force as an aerial observer with the 5147th Tactical Control Squadron, Jamie received the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal, two Oak Leaf Clusters, one of few to be awarded both the Combat Infantryman's Badge and a DFC. He served the Wash. Univ. Architecture School on the Natl. Advisory Board, the Dean's Committee, the Major Gifts Comm. for the Sam Fox Arts Center and received the first Dean's Medal in 1994. In 2000 he received the Wash. Univ. Distinguished Alumni Award and in 2003 the Distinguished Alumni Award from the School of Architecture. He was Pres. of the St. Louis Chapter, Amer. Inst. of Architects and a trustee of their Scholarship Comm. for 11 years. He was inducted as a Fellow of the national AIA in 1998. He served five terms as Pres. of St. Louis premier preservation group, Landmarks Assn.; on the Adv. Board at Ranken Tech. College, on the Board of Trustees of Eden Theol. Seminary and with his wife received their Samuel Press Award for volunteer service. He completed a four year term on the Chesterfield Plan Comm, and later on the Town & Country Strategic Planning/ Zoning Commission, was a founding member of the T&C Historical Society, and spearheaded the renovation of the Longview Farm home in that community's premier park. His professional career included 14 years at Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum, Arch. and in 1984 founded Jamie Cannon Associates which he helmed until retirement in 1997. Jamie was never afraid of a challenge and was loved by all for his ready smile and happy attitudes that made us all glad to be alive and in his company. He loved his God, his family and his church and worked tirelessly to make this city and this world a better place. Services: Memorial Service on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 11:30 a.m., Parkway UCC, 2841 N. Ballas, T&C, 63131. Interment private. Visitation Friday, Oct. 19 from 48:00 p.m. at SCHRADER Funeral Home, 14960 Manchester Rd., Ballwin 63011 and Saturday 10:30 a.m. until time of memorial service. Tribute donations requested to AIA St. Louis Scholarship Fund, 911 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63101 or Parkway UCC, 2841 N. Ballas Rd., St. Louis, MO 63131. Friends may sign the family's on-line guestbook at Schrader.com.
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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Oct. 18 to Oct. 19, 2012