Sep 13, 1942---Jul 11, 2022

Stanley E. Jasinskas, 79, of Kansas City, Kansas, passed away Monday, July 11, 2022 at Providence Medical Center. The visitation will be held on Sunday, July 24 from 2:00-4:00pm at the Porter Funeral Home (1835 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS), ending with a Prayer Service at 4:00pm. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am Monday, July 25, also at the Porter Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Mary-St. Anthony Catholic Church (615 N. 7th St., Kansas City, KS 66101) or the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City (5445 Parallel Pkwy, Kansas City, KS 66104).

 Stan was born September 13, 1942, in Kansas City, Kansas, and was a lifetime area resident. He was a graduate of De LaSalle High School, and received his Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees from the University of Kansas. He started his career with the Kansas City Kansas Public Schools in 1966 as a student teacher at Wyandotte High School. Over the next several decades, he served as both a Teacher and Assistant Principal at Sumner Academy, Principal at Eisenhower Middle School, and he spent the last years of his career as a district-wide Curriculum Specialist. Stan was a member of St. Mary-St. Anthony Catholic Church. He loved to participate in local community theatre productions, and was an avid supporter of the Humane Society, the Salvation Army, and several local professional organizations. He is survived by his wife, Pamela M. Jasinskas, their daughter, Kathleen Jasinskas, her husband, Charles Hyland, and 2 grandchildren, Owen and Isobel Hyland.



Condolences

Christopher (Cox) Crowder Jul 14 ,2022

Former student - Sumner Academy ,Kansas City ,Kansas

My deepest condolences to Dr. J's family and friends. His presence at Sumner was one of the key reasons that my time and experience there were so wonderful. May God grant the family peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Marie Hamil Jul 14 ,2022

Wife of John Hamil (long time friend). ,SHAWNEE ,Kansas

My family And I extend our sympathies to Stan's family. My husband John was a KCK, St Anthony's Church long time friend of Stan's. He always spoke so highly of him. All 3 of our children attended Sumner and knew Dr. J as well. We will keep you in our prayers.

Dave Oland Jul 14 ,2022

Friend and colleague ,KC ,Kansas

RIP my friend. Thanks for all the wisdom, jokes, and laughter you shared with everyone you can across. I remember how proud you were of your daughter. Peace, love, compassion, and unity.

James H Peters Jul 14 ,2022

Friend,and proud of it. ,BASEHOR ,Kansas

Intelligent, educated, funny, a great storyteller. A good actor. A man who left his mark in our community. Stan was a pleasure to work with and for. His grasp of educational issues was astounding. I listened to Stan, learned from Stan and became a better teacher because of him. I valued his friendship. Stan will be missed.

Kimberley Kenny Jul 14 ,2022

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Pam and Kathleen, May Peace Be With You and Your Family! Stan was such an wonderful gentleman!

Royce Lowe Bloomberg Jul 15 ,2022

Friend ,Loveland ,Colorado

Dear Pam and family, It has been over 50 years since our paths crossed in Kansas City. I have lovely memories of our 4 years, Feryl at Wyandotte and me at Roosevelt Elementary and spending time with you and Stan. I have to share an unusual experience I had this morning. With time, I have lost to memory many of the names of those we knew in Kansas City. I woke up early this morning and, lo and behold, the name of Stan Jasinskas popped into my head! I hopped onto Google and was shocked to see that Stan had passed just four days ago! I am thankful for this stirring of the old memory as I remember Stan's intelligence, passion, sense of humor and dedication. He had all the makings of a life-long educator then, which he clearly became. My Feryl passed away March 5, 2007 at the age of 62. It was a great loss to our family. We had 40 wonderful years together and two amazing children. I can see Feryl welcoming Stan to Heaven. What a fun reunion that must be! Eight years ago I remarried, a widower who was a fraternity brother of Feryl's at WSU. Life can certainly take surprising paths at times! I am grateful to have known you and Stan so long ago. I send my love to you and your family and will keep you in my prayers as you say good-bye to Stan and approach life without his earthly presence. May God be with you. Royce Lowe Bloomberg

Sandy Lowery Jul 15 ,2022

student ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Dr. Jasinskas was my literature teacher at Wyandotte High School. He was my favorite teacher because he not only introduced me to wonderful literature, but also used humor in his teaching. I thank him for helping me recognize really good literature that I can never get enough of. Condolences to his family and many friends. I will never forget him and I know others will feel the same.

Karen Lauber Jul 16 ,2022

Former student ,Kansas City ,Kansas

I am so sorry to hear of this wonderful man's passing. He was my teacher at Wyandotte HS in 74 or 75. My recall of the exact year is fuzzy, but my memory of the man is not. His was my favorite class. He was warm, funny, a gentle critic and always supportive of my desire to be a great writer. The fact that I didn't become one probably wouldn't have surprised him, lol. He was the kind of teacher every kid should be lucky enough to get and the kind of person we should all aspire to be. RIP Mr. Jasinskas

Leann Looney Jul 16 ,2022

Former Student ,Meadows Place ,Texas

Mrs. J. - I am heart sick that he has passed. By far my favorite teacher at Wyandotte. He let me come into his classroom after school and talk. One day he said I should go visit you and MacDuff, which I did. I still have the book of poetry that MacDuff gave to me for graduation. Those who did not know him have missed out on so much. Leann Pugh Looney - Class of 73

Cindy Holmes Jul 16 ,2022

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Kathleen, I didn’t know your Dad well, but I am so very sorry for your loss. May God bless you and your family with comfort and love.

Pat Gaunce Jul 17 ,2022

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

So many mourning the loss of this great guy. Stan made so many extraordinary contributions to the education system that will be cornerstones to excellence in education for generations to come. It was an honor to have known him. Heartfelt condolences.

Ed Jaskinia Jul 18 ,2022

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

I stopped today at Stan's neighbor's house to help set out yard debris and discovered that my friend Stan died last week. He and I were in Class IV of Leadership 2000 and had much fun with people becoming confused because of the similarity of our names. The fact that we both wore glasses and had facial hair didn't help with their confusion. He was a good man with a dry sense of humor, which I always enjoyed. My condolences to his wife Pam, and to his family. They will miss him greatly, as will I and his many friends.

Jeanne Marx Jul 22 ,2022

friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Pam and Kathleen, I have several fond memories of Stan from our Wyandotte Players days. At the brush-up rehearsal for The Wizard of Oz in 1997, I think, Stan was playing one of the trees, and when it was time for the trees to exit the stage he yelled, "Run, forest, run!" And when we were in Born Yesterday, just as we were about to go onstage, Stan turned to me and whispered, "One of our 7th grade girls shut herself in her locker today!" I had to exercise all my control not to laugh. As fellow educators, he and I would sometimes talk about kids' books. I particularly remember kicking around different interpretations of The Giver. What a great guy! My condolences.

Theresa Van Goethem Jul 24 ,2022

Friend and colleague KCKPS ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Pam and Kathleen, I’m sending much sympathy … just not imagining this world without the lively wit of Stan. Each of us have so many fond memories of Your guy. A few of mine are of the ‘serious Stan’. I love my memories of the funny, kind educator who gave his all to help students and staff. He and I always joked about food being available - or not - at meetings; each of us hoping there was always something to munch on. Stan will certainly be missed by all who knew him, worked with him and called him friend. I’m so lucky to have called him friend. Blessings and much sympathy to you as you cherish the memories held deep in your heart.

Rob Scoles Jul 25 ,2022

Friend ,Gladstone ,Missouri

Stan was someone in my life who forever changed me into the person I am today. I will miss him greatly. I met Stan when I was just 17 and have been friends for over 35 years. I worked with Stan in the theatre and played along side him both as a fellow actor and directed him. A prepared giving committed actor who had a quick wit followed by a devilish impish grin on his face. If you knew Stan you had a friend for life. He was a professional educator ,a devoted husband and father. A loving grandfather. My deepest condolences to his wife Pam, daughter Kathleen ,husband Charlie & grandchildren Owen & Isobel. I can't wait to work with you one day Stan on that beautiful stage in heaven . RIP Sweet Prince !!!

Services

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
1835 Minnesota Avenue
City:
Kansas City
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66102
Date:
Jul 24 ,2022
Time:
2:00 PM
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Event:
Wake Service
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
1835 Minnesota Avenue
City:
Kansas City
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66102
Date:
Jul 24 ,2022
Time:
4:00 PM
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Event:
Memorial Service
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
1835 Minnesota Avenue
City:
Kansas City
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66102
Date:
Jul 25 ,2022
Time:
10:00 AM
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