Hi, my name is John J Ferrari. I was born in Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois on August 19, 1957. We moved up to Saint Louis, Missouri where I went to St. Joseph Institute for the deaf. I was born deaf with unknown cause. I graduated there in 1972 and entered into St. Thomas Aquinas High School. I graduated there in 1976 and attended St. Louis Community College where I studied accounting and graduated in 1978 with A AS degree. I went to Gallaudet University in Washington, DC to pursue bachelor's degree and graduated in 1982. I worked for USA for 7 years then I laterally worked DFAS and still working. My retirement is coming up real soon. I have 2 daughters and they are married and gave me 5 beautiful grandchildren-2 girls and 3 boys aged from 7 to 3. I have been worked diligently with my family tree and per served them for my grandchildren to learn where we are from. That is pretty much about me. Yes, I can talk and lip read but not 100%. I use my ASP - AMERICAN Sign Language as my mode of communication. I joined this Find A Grave to edit the information on my family and relatives.