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Richard Krupco, 78, passed away peacefully and comfortably at his home on Tuesday, June 28th, 2022, surrounded by his devoted family.
Richard is survived by his loving wife and partner, Connie, and children Rick (Jess), Jay (Jenni), Michelle (Mike), Jeannie (Pat), Will, and Rachel (Dan); his grandchildren Kate, Jacob, Ruby, Bianca, and Gwen; and his sisters, Janice and Veronica. He was preceded in death by his mother, Catherine, and his sister, Gloria.
Richard was born July 1, 1943, in Kansas City, Kansas. Family was his priority. He loved being at Beaver Lake in Arkansas during the summers, teaching countless people how to water ski, leap off tall cliffs and "jump away from the boat." He enjoyed golfing, telling jokes, playing pool and snow skiing at Keystone and Crested Butte "Crusty Butt," Colorado. He was a skilled and successful carpenter/business owner, building many beautiful things with his hands, including his final home in Leawood, Kansas.
Richard set a high bar for fatherhood - he was loving, caring, honest and very proud. He was the kind of father who, when he had little, took a loan out on his motorcycle to take his kids to Disney World, knowing that memories are more important than money.
For Richard, family was not limited to bloodlines and stretched far and wide, including additional children from the neighborhood (Anne, Paul and Ce) and his dearest friend, Belinda. He shared his wonderful sense of humor and love for music (Cat Stevens, Earth, Wind & Fire, Boz Scaggs, War, UB40, Van Morrison) with his family, who will continue to make "see" food, John Wayne toilet paper, and Square Bob Sponge Pants references and will be compelled to listen to Sade anytime they are at the lake.
The immortal Richard Krupco will live on forever in our hearts and minds.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Childrens Mercy Hospital or Kansas City Hospice.
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