Benjamin Sarzynski

Benjamin Sarzynski 66, of Shawnee, Kansas passed away Friday November 30, 2012 at the Kansas City Hospice House.
He was born in Kansas City, Kansas,  August 30, 1946, to Benjamin & Sophie Sarzynski.
He was preceded in death by companion Barbara Hibdon.
He was survived by four daughters, Kim Steyer, Traci Rand, Suzi Sarzynski, & Jenifer Geis; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren
A celebration of his life will be held at 7 pm, Tuesday December 4, 2012 at Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Road Kansas City, MO 64145
Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice House.


  1. Larry Williams on August 6, 2015 at 10:24 am

    I was a childhood friend of Bennie’s. I lost track of Benny thru the years but never forgot all the good times we shared with Tom Scanlon as we were the Three Amigos. Splitlog Park will always be in my heart as our stomping grounds.

  2. Karen Pardo on December 18, 2012 at 8:03 am

    I had the pleasure of working with Ben for the past several years. He was a man who truly adored his family. Ben was always a ray of sunshine with a smile on his face. If you ever needed help he was always willing to give generously.

    I offer my most heartfelt prayers and condolences to Ben’s family. He will be greatly missed. May you rest in peace, Ben.

  3. Gayle Hodge on December 6, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Suzi & Jenifer, I am so sorry to hear about your father. He was a night in shining armor. I will never forget the day when he opened “12th Street Benny’s”
    he was so proud and happy. He was so proud of you girls. Just remember the good times and never forget he loved you girls. If you get the time emaill me and lets catch up. Your dad is at peace and in heaven a much better place than here. God bless and I will keep you all in my prayers. God Bless you Ben.

  4. Sally Campio on December 5, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    I was so sorry to hear about your father. Going to Bishop Ward with Benny was so fun and I will keep him and his family in my daily prayers. Sally (Dick) Campion

  5. Mike Aleksaites on December 5, 2012 at 10:20 am

    As a former classmate and baseball teammate my prayers go out to you Benny and to your family. I will always remember our times together playing youth baseball and our Ward High baseball seasons. I always considered Benny as the ace on our pitching staff. We had some great times together along with our teammates.Benny always had a great outlook on life and a smile on his face. Peace be with you Benny.

  6. Nancy Kovich Berrigan on December 4, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    As I former classmate of Ben’s, I offer my Deepest Sympathy and prayers to his family at this sad time. May he rest in peace.

  7. Lila Duncan on December 4, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Ben was a great person. He was like a brother to me. He was very caring and loving. I can’t ever remember him not telling me he loved me before we parted. He was so proud of his daughters and loved each one . He was not only a brother but was my good buddy. He could always make me smile on a cloudy day. I will remember him with great thoughts of our times together and miss him every day. It was an honor to be part of his life.
    In Gods Hands I Trust.

  8. Doug Crumrine on December 4, 2012 at 10:04 am

    I had the pleasure of being Ben’s adopted Nephew, I referred to him as Uncle Ben as he was the quintessential Uncle, he was responsible and accountable for everything he did. He lead by example and he loved his family as strong as any man can. Although he is not blood related I will always look at him as my Uncle that did not have a problem giving you examples to live by and share stories good and bad to emphasis his points.

    Ben and I shared the love of football and we rarely missed the opportunity to discuss how the Chiefs will do and what the point spread should be. As for the Royals well that is another story that would take more room than I have here.

    My wife Teri and I was at Ben side his final week and shared some truly memorable moments with his family. I know he is no longer in pain and hope he gets to watch Monday Night foot and have Pizza and Beer as he requested his last week on earth. I will miss Ben. Love you and God Bless.

  9. Keith Austin on December 3, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    During this time of sorrow, grief, and reminisce I send my deepest, most heartfelt condolences & love to the family of Ben Sarzynski.

    I had the privilege & honor of meeting Ben about a month ago. My memory of him is that of a man with a big smile on his face. He had the happy glow of a fortunate person spending a night out with his family. I feel very blessed to have witnessed this and for being able to shake the hand of the man who leaves behind a loving family filled with big hearts & kindness. I am forever grateful for this memory.

    May Ben Sarzynski’s spirit live on forever in the hearts of those closest to him.

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