John Kaczmarczyk, 63, of Olathe, Kan., a loving husband, father, grandfather (Papa), brother, nephew, uncle, and friend, unexpectedly passed away Saturday, September 12, 2015.
John was born January 13, 1952, in Elyria, Ohio, to John and Jane Kaczmarczyk and was raised by stepparents Frank and Marie Klein. He grew up in the Cleveland area and attended and graduated from Staunton Military Academy (Staunton, Va.) in 1970. In 1975 John graduated from Ohio University where he met the love of his life, Nancy. John and Nancy married in 1977 and lived in Cleveland, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Penn. and Toledo, Ohio before heading west to Wichita, Kan. In 1980 John and his partner/brother-in-law Bill Davenport started Summit Sales, Inc., a plumbing manufacturer’s representative business that they have successfully run for 35 years. John and Nancy moved to Olathe in 1984 where they raised their three children and have resided for three decades.
His passions in life were his family and friends, golf and his business. John loved following all sports, an interest he passed on to all three of his kids.
John is survived by his wife of 38 years Nancy Kaczmarczyk; sons Jeff (Emily) and Tim (Caitlin); daughter Kelly; granddaughters Ella, Catherine, and Margot; brothers Raymond Kaczmarczyk and Larry Tracey. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Jane Kaczmarczyk and stepparents Frank and Marie Klein.
In lieu of flowers, and in memory of John’s father, the family suggests donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Mid-America Chapter, 6811 Shawnee Mission Parkway - Suite 202, Mission, KS 66202.