Obituaries detail

Kevin J. Traynor, Age: 75
Jun 02, 1945 - Apr 18, 2021

Kevin J. Traynor, age 75, passed away on April 18, 2021 at his home in Overland Park, KS.  He was born in Dublin, Ireland on June 2, 1945.  When Kevin was four, his family moved to the village of Stillorgan, Co. Dublin.

 

Kevin received his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy at the University College, Dublin.  He studied in Rome for a year before returning to Dublin to complete his master’s degree in Philosophy.  In 1968, he emigrated to the United States to work towards his doctoral degree at the University of Buffalo. 

 

Kevin married Denise LaSpisa of Buffalo. They had three children, Amy, Una, and Cara.   

 

All of his life, music had been Kevin’s passion.  In 1978, he became a piano teacher in Buffalo, turning his passion into a lifelong career. 

 

Kevin moved to Kansas in 2000, and in 2001 he married Angela.  They developed their mutual passion for music into a thriving piano studio. 

 

In 2000, Kevin began to seriously compose music, and in 2001 his first CD was produced and began to be sold.  He currently has five CDs available commercially, and much more of his music can be found online.

 

In 2007, Kevin was named Artist-in-Residence at Rocky Mountain National Park.  Those two weeks of staying in the Park in the William Allen White cabin were one of the cherished moments in his life. 

 

Kevin is survived by his wife Angela of the home, daughters, Amy Oztan and husband Omer of Brooklyn, Una Traynor and partner Rosemarie Dominia of San Francisco, Cara Robinson and husband Kelly of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, grandchildren Jake and Fiona Oztan, Kaylon Traynor Guardia, Chloe and Viggo Robinson, parents-in-law, George and Carolyn of the home, step-children Gabe Feuerborn and wife Julia, Cara Denny, Jake Feuerborn, Hattie Feuerborn and husband Mike, Joshua Feuerborn and wife Teara, James Feuerborn, Charles Feuerborn and wife Sarah, grandchildren Ethan, Jaxon, and Lena Jane Feuerborn, and Violette Feuerborn.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Francis Traynor and Kathleen Cusack Traynor, and step-son Chester Feuerborn. 

 

A Celebration of Life in Memory of Kevin will be on Thursday, April 22 at the Falcon Ridge Clubhouse, 20140 Prairie Star Parkway, Lenexa, KS.  Family will be there to meet friends and share memories between 5:00pm and 7:00pm. 

 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Sister Servants of Mary, Ministers to the Sick, 800 North 18th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66102.

Additional Service:
Celebration of Life
Location:
Falcon Ridge Clubhouse
Address:
20140 Prairie Star Parkway
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansa
Zip Code:
66220
Date of Service:
Apr 22 ,2021
Time of Service:
5:00 pm
Additional Information:

A Celebration of Life in Memory of Kevin will be on Thursday, April 22 at the Falcon Ridge Clubhouse, 20140 Prairie Star Parkway, Lenexa, KS.  Family will be there to meet friends and share memories between 5:00pm and 7:00pm. 

 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Sister Servants of Mary, Ministers to the Sick, 800 North 18th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66102.

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Condolences

CHARLENE K THOMPSON Apr 21 ,2021

friend of the family ,KCMO ,Missouri

"with my heart outstretched as though it were my hand" from a song by Mary Chapin Carpenter. I'm so glad that Kevin was able to be at home.

April Apr 21 ,2021

Hospice Nurse ,Kansas City ,Missouri

That was beautiful.....I feel blessed to have met him. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Christine Degen Apr 22 ,2021

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

My husband, Dick Degen, decided to take piano lessons when he retired. We were so lucky to find Kevin and Angela, they were perfect for my husband. Kevin was his teacher and was so kind, patient and supportive of my husband’s desire to play the piano. After my husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor, Kevin and Angela were always on Caring Bridge giving encouragement along our journey. Dick passed away on September 8, but I know he has a huge smile on his face because now his piano teacher is with him in heaven and they can resume their lessons. Kevin was a wonderful person and every time I listen to his CDs, I will think about him. So sorry for your loss, take time to heal.

Sarah (Degen) Reeves Apr 22 ,2021

friend ,Fairway ,Kansas

I am very sorry for your loss. My Dad (Dick Degen) always enjoyed taking piano lessons from Kevin. Kevin was so supportive of my Dad's cancer journey and even worked patiently with him during this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Marina Cogburn Apr 22 ,2021

Student/friend ,Independence ,Missouri

I am sending all of my love to you Angela as well as your family. I will forever remember his gentle spirit and his kindest heart. I am beyond grateful and truly blessed to know such a wonderful soul. If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't be able to be who I was truly meant to be. Throughout my many years of knowing him, I can honestly say, it truly has been an absolute honor. I am sending you all my love and healing energy. Much love, Marina