Chief Joseph Anasimeze Odunukwe lived from 1 March, 1912- 16 September 2011.

He started primary education at Eke Eze Central School Nnewi, and completed it at Central School Onitsha, where he left a lasting record.

Attended Dennis Memorial Grammar School (DMGS) Onitsha, 1930 Set (Oldest Old Boy);

College of Agriculture Umudike, (1932-1933) (Now Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike);

St Paul’s Teachers College Awka, (1935-1937) (Now St. Paul’s University College Awka);

He served as teacher, Headmaster/Education Manager in the following areas –

Ekwuluobia Central School, Anambra State; Mbieri Central School, Imo State; Saint Christopher’s Onitsha, Anambra State;

Oba Central School, Anambra State; Ihiala Central School, Anambra State;

Ase Clan School, Delta State (1946-1948); Ashaka Saint Matthew’s Central School, Delta State (1949-1951);

St Georges School, Igbodo, Delta State; (1952-1957),

St Peter’s School Okija, Anambra state, (1958-62); St. John’s School Eziowelle, Anambra State, (1963);

St.John’s School, Okoh, Anambra state, (1964-66); St Mary’s Central School, Uruagu, Nnewi, Anambra State (1967-1970).

Member Igwe Nnewi Cabinet (Since 1965)

Member Nnewi Zonal School Board (1972 – 1974)

General Manager, Niger Diocesan Agricultural Centre Nise, Anambra State & Oji River, Enugu State (1974-78);

Managing Director J. A. Odunukwe Poultry Farms, Obiofia, Nnewichi

Service of Songs - United States

Saturday 29th October, 20117:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Trinity Episcopal Church,

1 Blue Hill River Rd., Canton, Massachusetts 02021


Service of Songs and Laying to Rest Arrangements

Thursday 24th November, 2011 – Service of Songs at his compound, IN GOD WE TRUST, ANASIMEZE VILLA, Obiofia, Nnewichi, Nnewi

Friday 25th November 2011- Laying to Rest at his compound, after church service at St. Joseph’s Anglican Church, Obiofia Nnewichi Nnewi

Sunday 27th November 2011-Thanksgiving Service at St Joseph’s Anglican Church Obiofia Nnewichi Nnewi

Survived By:


Mrs Mercy Akuchukwu Odunukwe (Nee Onyemelukwe)



Mrs Chioma Okafor

Mrs Ifeyinwa Anazodo

Mazi Chike Christian Odunukwe, P.E.

 Mrs Chinwe Enemchukwu

Dr Chukwukadibia J Odunukwe

Mr Uzo Odunukwe – Former Senior Partner, Akintola Williams Deloitte, Nigeria

Dr (Mrs) Grace Odunukwe-Anosike

Dr (Mrs) Joy Oraka

Mrs Ijeoma Ubezonu

Udoka Jay Odunukwe – Criminal Defence, Sports & Entertainment Attorney

Ms Susana Chinazom Odunukwe


Numerous Grand Children and Great Grand Children Represented By:

Dr. Chukwuamaka Okafor

Sons & Daughter In-laws:

Dr. Edwin Okafor

Mr. Izuchukwu Oraka

Dr. Somto Ubezonu

Dr. (Mrs.) Nkiru Odunukwe – Consultant, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos

Dr. (Mrs.) Susan Odunukwe

Mrs. Chinwe Odunukwe

Numerous Nephews Represented By:  

Mr. Emma Odunukwe

Mr. Young Ulasi

Brig-General Chukwudi Ben Odunukwe

Numerous Nieces Represented By:                                            

Mrs Mercy Azubike

Mrs. Justina Okonkwo



Uzo Odunukwe, Former Senior Partner, Akintola William Deloitte, Nigeria

234-1-8052090529; 08033005229;

Mazi Chike Christian Odunukwe, P.E.

25 Hartford Street, Natick, Massachusetts, USA

Ph: 617-959-7957, Email:

By: Chike C Odunukwe on Behalf of Odunukwe Family