“It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” –John Steinbeck, Author

John Jason Biro, 38, of Blue Springs, MO, passed away at his residence Thursday, November 27, 2014. He was born September 25, 1976, in Alton, IL. He leaves behind two beautiful daughters; Brynn Gayla Biro; 10 and Reese Jordan Biro; 6, both of Lee’s Summit, his parents; John and Patricia Biro Sheets, two sisters; Courtney and her partner Robert Stuart, Taylor and her fiancé William Vanderpool, and three nieces; Nevaeh, Nyla and Reagan, all of Olathe, KS. He is also survived by his maternal grandmother; Mary Spano of Wood River, IL, aunts, uncles and cousins too numerous to list, all of whom love John deeply and will miss him immensely.

John was one of the most tender-hearted men you would ever meet. He was so proud of his family, and was always so loving toward all of us. He never favored one over the other. He was a great protector and wanted the best for everyone. He was a huge cardinal fan and would travel 4 hours to St Louis just to watch a game. He devoted a lot of his time making sure he kept in touch with his family back home. There was never a moment of silence when he was around; he always had something to say. He was a bright light in all our lives.

Among his passions were throwing darts with his dart league, all things sports, playing softball, Michael Jordan and to borrow a quote, “John would argue with anyone who didn’t think that Tupac was the greatest rapper ever!” Since he was the kind of guy you liked instantly upon meeting, he had numerous friends. He lived in Downey, CA for the biggest part of his school years, developing life-long relationships with a select few he considered more like brothers than friends.

He was employed by Comcast.

He was preceded in death by two grandfathers; Andrew Biro and Jack Spano, a grandmother; Elsie Sheets, and an aunt.

In accordance with his wishes, cremation rites were granted. Memorial is pending