JEREMIAH DANIEL FINNEGAN Jeremiah passed away March 27, 2017 after a brave battle with cancer. He was born in St. Louis, MO on Dec. 23, 1937. He earned his BA at Washington Univ. in St. Louis and graduated from the Univ. of Missouri School of Law in 1963. He was an elected member of the Law Review and honored member of the Order of the Coif. He entered practice in Jefferson City, MO as an Asst. Attorney General under Thomas F. Eagleton. He was later appointed General Counsel of the Missouri Public Service Commission where he served until 1973. He then entered private practice in Kansas City where he worked "as one of the good guys" in public utility law advocating justice for the public, working right until the end. He was well respected by his colleagues in the legal field. Jeremiah lived life with a passion for family, friends and laughter. He was always the life of the party! His sharp intelligence, wit and warmth touched many lives, fusing lasting friendships. An avid sports fan, he played softball as a left fielder until he was 67. His most recent passion was his son's band, Finnegan's Crossing, where he acted as their most fervent promoter, muse and most loyal fan. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Leanna (Lee); his son, Daniel and wife Judy; his daughters, Kelly and Molly; granddaughter, Sage plus a vast array of friends and family. A celebration of life will be held at a future date. Condolences for the family at www.CremationCenterKC.com
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Published by Kansas City Star on Apr. 2, 2017.