David Anthony Valdez
David Anthony Valdez, 59, of Olathe, Kansas, passed away Friday, November 6, 2020 at the Olathe Hospice House surrounded by his 5 loving children and devoted wife.
He was born August 31, 1961 in Kansas City, Kansas, son of David and Magdalena Lemus Valdez. He was grafted into the Body of Christ through Baptism on November 18, 1961 at St. John the Divine Catholic Church in Kansas City, Kansas and was married to Sharilyn, his wife of 18 years, on May 25, 2002 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Olathe, KS.
Dave worked for Penton Media (formerly Intertec Publishing Corporation) for over 20 years, worked as a Security Guard for Allied Universal (formerly Allied Barton), was a Courier for Professional Express, and helped many people with little odd and end jobs that needed fixing around their homes.
Dave was very athletic playing many sports like baseball, men’s fast pitch softball, basketball, and bowling. He also helped coach his kid’s softball team, baseball team, soccer team, and basketball team. When he was done coaching, he then enjoyed sitting back watching his children play their sports and supporting them through them all. He also enjoyed watching the Royals play and win the World Series along with also watching the Chiefs play and win the Super Bowl.
Surviving are his wife of 18 years, Sharilyn Kay Valdez, children Ashley Valdez, David Valdez III, Skylar Valdez, Audrey Valdez, and Vincent Valdez; Mother Magdalena Valdez; sisters Otilia (Dennis) Valdez, Emilia (Kevin) DeVore, and Ana Valdez.
Dave was preceded in death by his father.
A public visitation with Covid precautions (must wear a face mask the whole time and be sure to social distance) will be held from 6-8pm, Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 920 South Alta Lane, Olathe, Kansas. A Private Service for family but live streamed for non-family members will be at 11am, Friday, November 20, 2020 also at Redeemer Lutheran Church. To live stream the service, go to YouTube.com and search Redeemer Olathe.
In lieu of flowers, please go to this website, https://www.olathehealth.org/patients-and-visitors/giving/one-time-gift/ and consider donating to either the Cancer Center or Hospice House which are part of the Olathe Health Charitable Foundation.
The family is extremely grateful to all the doctors and nurses who touched Dave’s life throughout this past year. We also want to thank the staff and nurses at the Hospice House for their genuine support and compassion towards Dave and us during the last 5 hours of his life.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.CremationCenterKC.com.