Challenge Unlimited mourns the loss of a champion for disability options.

Edwardsville, IL – Local attorney and beloved husband and father John P. Gibbons, 85, of Edwardsville, Illinois, received the Last Rites and passed away suddenly on January 19, 2023 from complications of recently diagnosed pancreatic cancer. He was surrounded by his wife and their seven living children.

He served as counsel since 1984 and on the Board of Directors of Challenge Unlimited for many years. He devoted much of his life to increasing opportunities and options for individuals living with disabilities.  John Gibbons was a champion advocate for choice who increased employment and residential options at Challenge Unlimited. His legacy will live on through the individuals he has helped and the opportunities he has created for them. Our condolences go out to his family. His absence will certainly be felt at Challenge Unlimited, Inc., An AbilityOne Provider Unlimited and he will be deeply missed.

You can read about John’s life, accomplishments and his contributions to the community here in his obituary.

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