The remains of a one-time chairman of Anambra Broadcasting Service Awka,the late Pa John Anamalaeze Jnr, have been interred at his country home, Amoji Village, Umuoji, Idemili North Local Government Area.
The late Pa Anamalaeze Jnr, rose to the post of Director in the Ministry of Information, Awka and retired from Anambra State Civil Service in June, 2000.
Correspondent Emmanuel Chigbata, reports that the late Pa Anamalaeze Jnr started his career in journalism with the defunct Nigerian Spokesman, later he became a sub-editor in the now defunct Renaissance Newspaper and was a contributor to the London based magazine, Flamingo.
A Requiem Mass in honour of the deceased, who died at the age of eighty-five, took place at the Holy Family Catholic Church Umuoji and was presided over by Reverend Father Anthony Asoanya.
In a homily, a visiting priest, Reverend Father Anthony Akabogu of St. Dominic Savio Seminary Akpu, stated that the deceased, who was a committed member of the Catholic Church, lived a fulfilled life as he served God and humanity.
Father Akabogu commended the children and wife of the deceased, for taking good care of him even at old age, praying that his good work on earth would take him to the great beyond for eternal repose of his soul.
After the burial mass, family, friends and well-wishers gathered at the deceased’s compound for interment .
The wife and children of the deceased, Mrs. Lizzy Anamalaeze, Dr. Obiora Anamalaeze, Lady Nene Ikenna-Obi, and Melvin Anamalaeze described their late husband and father as a man, who left legacy of truth, fairness and discipline, praying God to grant him eternal rest.
The event featured condolence visits by age grades, friends and family members.