James Anthony Chrzanowski, 71, passed away May 30, 2019 at Brighton Gardens nursing home Prairie Village, Kansas. Jim was born in Kansas City, Kansas to Helen and Stanley Chrzanowski. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Stanley. He is survived by his sisters Carol Chrzanowski (Highlands Ranch, Colorado), Margie and husband Dan Coon (Prairie Village, Kansas) and brother Phil Chrzanowski (Spring, Texas). “Uncle Jim” also leaves behind seven nieces and nephews, and seven grand nieces and nephews.
Jim went to St. Peter’s Cathedral grade school and to Ward High School for one year. With his family’s move to Roeland Park, he transferred to Bishop MiegeHigh School. Jim played football at both schools. He went on to college at St. Mary’s of the Plains in Dodge City, Kansas on a football scholarship. After graduating, he returned to Roeland Park, and went to work for the U.S. Social Security Administration, until his retirement at the age of 50.
His siblings have immense gratitude for the role Jim took on as caretaker of first his father, and later, his mother. He was a devoted son and made it possible, with their aging disabilities, for them to remain in their home. He was dedicated to the Saint Dominic’s Club, an organization of Catholic singles, and the many friends he connected with from there.
Jim attended Mass daily and was absolutely faithful to weekly Eucharistic adoration. He was also devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the rosary and the Devine Mercy. Jim was fond of gardening and most proud of his Polish heritage.
Funeral services are as follows: The Rosary will be prayed at 9am, Tuesday June 4, followed by a visitation at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 5250 Mission Road, Roeland Park, Kansas. The Mass of the Resurrection will begin at 10am. Burial at Resurrection Cemetery to follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Agnes Catholic Church, would be greatly appreciated. Assistance by Funeral Advocates, LLC.