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John Caldarella III (JR)

July 23, 1958 — April 22, 2024

John Caldarella lll (JR), 65, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on Monday April 22nd 2024, peacefully in his home surrounded by his family.

JR was born on July 23rd, 1958 in Kansas City, Missouri. He was one of three children (Sisters: Leann and Tammy) born to John Jr. and Ida Lin Caldarella. After graduating from East High School in 1976 JR later went on to co-own a fencing company with his childhood best friend, John Kawolski. Over the years he enjoyed many hobbies including bowling, golfing, shooting pool and maintaining his VIP status at all the local casinos.

In 1984, JR met Christie, the love of his life. Whom he spent the next 40 years loving and cherishing. Together they have five children Mickie (Rob), Jay, Mike (Samantha), Wendy (Chris) and Shannon (LeAnn).

Not only is JR survived by his wife, sisters and children, but also by his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Grandchildren: Allie, Gage, Serena, Zoe (Alex), Johnny, Caleb (Hannah), Keely (Sam), Patrick, Sam, Alyssa (Dalton), Sydney, Taylor (Josh), Kayden and Nathan. 

Great grandchildren: Ace, Elijah, Angel, Kinsleigh, Scarlett, Colton, Brooks and Parker.

He will always be remembered as the most giving, strong willed and all around, “go to guy”.

A Visitation will be held for JR from 4:00pm - 8:00pm on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at Muehlebach Funeral Care, 6800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64131.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care, 9001 State Line Rd., Suite 300, Kansas City, MO 64114; or to The University of Kansas Health System
 Neurological Care, 11300 Corporate Ave., Mailstop 9241, Lenexa, KS 66219.
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