William Joseph Kanosky, Age: 74
July 27, 1944 -- Aug 22, 2018


WILLIAM JOSEPH KANOSKY JR. Bill, Age 74 passed away Wednesday, Aug 22. at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. He had lived for over 2 yrs at Garden Terrace of Overland Park. He had dealt with Alzheimer's disease for many years. Although this disease robbed him of so much his personality still shown through. His facial expressions were his source of communication. That and his legendary grip. The care he received at Shawnee Mission was wonderful making his final days peaceful and easy. His care during his years at Garden Terrace was nothing short of marvelous. The nurses, aids and staff at GT are a remarkable group. Bill, Chili, Will, Willy - whatever you chose to call him started out at a very young age as a trick rider, along with his sister Judy with Roy Knapps Rough Riders. He and his paint horse Jingles performed many tricks not easily done by others. One of his few regrets was to sell Jingles to afford to buy his first car. Bill was a car guy! He was told he was the first in K.C. to own a '63 split window coupe Corvette Stingray. Just one of the many cars he wished he'd kept. Bill graduated from Washington High School in 1962. One of the best classes Washington produced. He remained friends with many of his classmates right to the end. He worked many years throwing the Kansas City Times and Star for his father. After marrying his high school sweetheart he continued throwing papers until he started to work for Kansas City Power and Light. He retired after 40 years with KCP&L. He served in the National Guard for 2 yrs or more and was then activated to the Army. He was fortunate to serve at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Co. and completed his service in Korea. Bill and his wife Barbara were lifetime members of the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America. They enjoyed years of local car activities as well as yearly trips throughout the Midwest Region. South as far as Texas - North as far as Michigan. Every five years a national meet to places like Rapid City and Nashville. Great times! Great cars and even greater people! They also enjoyed years of fun with the Golden Oldies car club locally. Always old cars and good friends. They enjoyed traveling with friends - Canada - Mexico - Alaska cruise and one memorable cruise deemed the "Daphne Disaster" Such fun - such wonderful memories. Bill leaves his wife Barbara and his sister Judy Crosby. He was preceded in death by his parent William and Marie Kanosky. Also his in-laws Jack and Louise Mueller. Funeral Service will be 12:30 pm Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at the Porter Funeral Home, in Lenexa. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until time of service. In lieu of flowers, please consider Garden Terrace of Overland Park or Alzheimer's Assoc. Condolences may be expressed at: www.porterfuneralhome.com Arrangements: Porter Funeral Homes & Crematory, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS (913) 438-6444)




Condolences

Diane Mueller Aug 24 ,2018

Cousin-in-law ,Plano ,Texas

Bill was very dear to us and will be missed more than words can say. Not only was he a sweetheart but he was also one of the funniest guys I've ever known. Soar to the heavens and be free, sweet Bill.

Helen O`Brien Aug 30 ,2018

Friend ,Belton ,Missouri

Thinking of you and here for you.

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Aug 28 ,2018
Time:
11:00 AM
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Event:
Funeral Service
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia St
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Aug 28 ,2018
Time:
12:30 pm
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