Jack Leo Fennell

Veteran GMHC volunteer JACK L. FENNEL died from AIDS-related causes on December 18, 1992. He was 45 years old. Jack started his work at GMHC as a buddy. As a deaf man, he was very concerned with HIV education and services for the hearing-impaired; with a handful of other deaf people and American Sign Language interpreters, he founded the Deaf AIDS Project (DAP) in 1987. His work with DAP continued until his death. The pioneering project he helped launch continues to serve the deaf and hearing-impaired community. Our sympathy is extended to his family in Ohio, and his many friends and colleagues.

Submitted by Gene Bourquin

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