Obituaries detail

Dr. A. Aytekin Kodanaz

Dr. A. Aytekin Kodanaz, 88, of Overland Park, KS., passed away the morning of Tuesday, March 28, 2017.  Born in Balikesir, Turkey, he is survived by his wife of 60 years Altan Kodanaz, sons, Ahmet and Taner, daughters-in-law, Lori and Rachel, and grandchildren, Gretchen, Andre, and Tyler. 



  A graduate of Istanbul University Medical School, he completed his residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Kansas Medical School.  Starting his career at Bethany Hospital, he then spent the remainder of his professional service at Providence – St. Margaret’s Health Center as Chief of Anesthesiology and was fondly referred to as “Dr. K”.  He was an active member and past president of the Wyandotte County Medical Association.  A generous and caring soul, recognized for his distinct heart-felt laughter, he enjoyed skiing, being by the sea and was always ready for a good game of backgammon. 


 In honor of his deep love of trees and nature, memorial gifts may be made in his name to the American Forests Foundation at, or charity of your choice.  A private ceremony for family was held earlier this week. 



Anne Lattimer Apr 02 ,2017

I worked with Dr. Kodanaz at Providence Med Center ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Steve and Teri Cohn Apr 02 ,2017

former professional partner ,prairie village ,Kansas