No public services are planned for Robert Charles ‘Bob’ Kania Jr., 49, Lawrence , who passed away Friday, Apr. 17, 2015, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital .
Bob was born Jan. 19, 1966, at Ft. Leavenworth , Kan. , the son of Robert C. Sr. and Jacqueline K. Fauzae Kania. He attended Leavenworth schools. Bob was permanently disabled in a motorcycle accident at age 22. He was a free spirit who enjoyed music and spending time with friends.
Survivors include two children, Melissa Kania and Brett Wernick; his mother, Jackie Kania, Leavenworth; a sister, Christy Riley, Lawrence; a half sister, Phyllis Decoursey; his caregivers, Byron McClelland, Liz Chambers-McDaniel, and Korrie Fischer; and his large extended family in Leavenworth.
‘AND NOW HE CAN RUN’
Messages & Condolences
This is sad news. To his children, family and friends- I pray you have comfort. I knew Bob from our days in Leavenworth and hanging out at Urban’s music store, which is where we met. I was in the truck behind Bob that night of his motorcycle wreck, which wasn’t his fault. After he got out of the hospital, I would go hang out with him at the nursing home a couple times a week and bring a few movies or concerts to watch- Led Zeppelin’s concert “The Song Remains the Same” was his favorite, which I gave to him to watch at his leisure. He was a great guitar player and friend. I sure am gonna miss him…
I am grateful for the time we got to spend together. Bob’s inimitable charm inspired love in so many people. To know him was to love him. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES, BOB!
I will miss you Bob. Thank you for teaching me how to do Case Management and what is really important- being at home and in control of your life. I will never forget.
Bob, I will always remember you. You taught me so much about what really matters in life. I bet you are surrounded by a bunch of beautiful blonds right now, “blond like you like your coffee”. Much love forever and ever!
Bob, you were such a wonderful friend! You brought so many people together and were one of the most generous people I have ever met. Thank you for teaching me about humility and kindness. You definitely influenced my path in life! I certainly cherish all of the amazing times we shared together. I’ll bet Stevie Ray Vaughan is performing a private concert for you right now! I’ll miss you, buddy!
Bob … you were a special man to many, including myself. Even though i didn’t get to say goodbye, I will always have our memories. You taught me a lot about myself and the world. Keep on rockin’ in the free world! Much love!
Bob you were one of a kind and I learned so much from you. You are truly an inspiration and will always be in my heart. We had a blast together. I hope you are riding your Harley and listening to heavy metal really loud.
I love you forever.
May your family continue to gain strength , as the hearer of prayer embraces your hearts during this most difficult time. Keep comforting one another and building one another up, with love and encouragement to stay strong.
I miss you Bob! I would have loved to see you in Colorado but you are truly happy & free now. Till we meet again!
Bob is and always will be very dear friend. He had this charismatic personality you couldn’t help but love him. He had countless friends, touched many many lives! I will miss my friend dearly as I know many will. Sending my condolences to his family!
Bob was the kind of man who was loved by all who met him. When he welcomed you into his life, you knew you had made a true friend. I am so grateful for the years I knew him, and the many hugs and laughs we shared.
my condolenes to the family….
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