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McGilley Memorial Chapel-Midtown

20 West Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO

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Roberto "Beto" Carlos Lopez

23 juin 197112 mai 2020
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Roberto Carlos Lopez, affectionately known as “Beto,” passed away on May 12, 2020. He was our beloved father, husband, son, sibling, uncle, nephew, cousin, friend, and mentor.

Roberto was born on June 23, 1971, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, to Roberto and Olivia Lopez. Shortly after his birth, they settled in Kansas City’s Westside neighborhood where Olivia had previously lived when she arrived to the United States at the age of 11. Roberto attended Switzer Elementary, Westport Middle, and graduated from Westport High School in 1989.

Throughout high school, Roberto was very active in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). During his junior year (‘87/’88), he was awarded All-City Command Sergeant Major. During his senior year (‘88/’89), he was awarded All-City Colonel, KC’s highest ranking amongst all high school participants.

After high school graduation, Roberto received a scholarship to attend the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, but made the decision to return home at the completion of Boot Camp in San Diego, CA. Shortly after, Roberto continued his studies and graduated from Rockhurst University with his Bachelors in Business Administration in 1995. Throughout these years, Roberto had worked as an Account Executive at AT&T.

After college graduation, Roberto worked as a counselor for LULAC National Education Service Center. Roberto believed in LNESC’s mission to increase educational opportunities for Hispanic Americans through the development and implementation of effective programs in Hispanic communities. It was thru the Hispanic Leadership Opportunity Program (HLOP) that Roberto was able to meet and mentor students by providing them with leadership trainings and opportunities to make a positive impact in their respective communities.

In 2000, Roberto began working at T-Mobile, but continued to volunteer his time working with students that were attending summer leadership opportunities with the National Hispanic Institute (NHI). It was during the Summer of 2002 that Roberto met his soulmate, Michelle Ramirez, at the Great Debate at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. They began dating over the years and Roberto continued his professional career with SBC Yellow Pages. In 2008, Roberto & Michelle moved to Texas where he began his employment with Convergys.

On October 21, 2011, Roberto & Michelle became husband & wife in a beautiful ceremony in McAllen, Texas. Shortly after, they moved to Sherman, Texas, when he began working for Mediastream. On November 5, 2012, Michelle gave birth to their beautiful baby, Iliana Sofia.

Roberto & Michelle moved back to Kansas City, Missouri, in 2013 where he joined ULPS. In 2017, he began working with New York Life and found his niche. Roberto was always outgoing, friendly, willing to help others, and had a unique way of navigating families through the planning and implementation process for their future – whether it was with investment/retirement/educational accounts or life insurance, he wanted to make sure that families were prepared.

Roberto loved music, playing the guitar, and going to concerts. He always enjoyed a good happy hour, listening to music, and spending time with his friends. His favorite genre was 80’s Rock and his favorite band was Van Halen. He wanted to participate in sports, but never quite was able to play any sport without injuring himself! He made up for it by being a sports fan. He loved baseball and the Kansas City Royals. He enjoyed taking his family to root for the Royals at Kauffman Stadium.

Roberto’s ultimate love was his family. He loved his wife, Michelle, and adored his daughter, Iliana Sofia. She was the sparkle of his eyes. Iliana softened Roberto with her birth and had a way of wrapping him around her finger to get him to do anything for her.

Roberto is preceded in death by his father, Roberto. He is survived by his wife, Michelle; daughter, Iliana Sofia; mother, Olivia; siblings, Ricardo, Sonia (David), and Luis-Miguel; niece and nephews, Rita, Timothy, Analisa, Jacob, and Matthew; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Roberto’s visitation will be held on Monday, June 1st from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm with a private service at 12:00 pm. Services will be streamed live via McGilley Memorial Chapel-Midtown’s Facebook page. He will be laid to rest at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, KS. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to everyone for the support, thoughts, and prayers. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a contribution to Iliana Sofia’s 529 College Savings Plan. Please visit Ugift529.com and enter in Iliana’s unique code: B2P-L48.

Services

  • Visitation

    lundi, 1 juin , 2020

  • Funeral Service

    lundi, 1 juin , 2020

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Paula Keller

22 juin , 2020

Roberto was my favorite boss ever. I worked for him at KCPT. He was kind and compassionate a true leader, yet a dear friend.
I have missed him as a boss and would not have retired early if he had still been my boss.
I'm so so sorry for your loss. I grieve with you. May God wrap his arms around you and keep you.

Marlene Byndon

1 juin , 2020

Let not your heart be troubled Roberto is still with you, tucked in your heart and just a memory away. His spirit is still alive, speak to it. His life mattered and he left an imprint on the lives of many.
Praying for you and your family
Marlene Byndon

Annie Bass

1 juin , 2020

To Michelle, Illana, and all who mourn the loss of such a "Good Man"

"those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near still loved, still missed and always dear."

May the God of Comfort, comfort us all during this time.
Job 14: 14, 15

Andre Redd

1 juin , 2020

Thanks so much for sharing Roberto with us at New York Life. What a difference he made! Being around him not only made you want to be better at your work but he just had this incredible gift that had a way of uplifting your spirit.

GOD bless and keep you as you continue to go through these tough times.

Prayerfully yours,
Andre' Redd

Lynda De Leon

1 juin , 2020

To my sweet cousins Michelle and Illiana no words can describe the feeling of hearing about the loss of your beloved husband/ father Roberto. As well to his mother and siblings our deepest sympathies. Roberto will be greatly missed. We will never forget the Family gatherings when you all would come and visit the Rio Grande Valley. Roberto had such a friendly and humorous personality that was such a joy to have conversations with. The love for his family was so evident especially for his Michelle and his beautiful daughter Illiana. We pray that God will give you strength, peace and comfort during this difficult time. May Roberto Rest In Peace. Your Angel in Heaven will always be watching over you. We are here for you and Love you dearly! The Alfred De Leon Family .

Lacey Jungmeyer

29 mai , 2020

To the family of Roberto, I wanted to extend my deepest condolences. I was a client of Roberto's and I just received a letter in the mail from New York Life announcing his death.

I met Roberto and Iliana at a park and my son, Jace, and Iliana really hit it off. Roberto and I started talking and it moved into him asking me if we had life insurance. We exchanged information and I quickly became a client.

Roberto was such a genuine man. We had lunch a few times to go over my policy and he was always so happy and spoke of Michelle and Iliana with abundant proudness and love. I always looked forward to our meetings and catching up. Even during a phone call one day I was in the middle of trying to teach myself guitar and he pulled his guitar out and played a song for me. He was so amazing, he really touched a small part of my life. I am so deeply saddened for your beautiful family. All my love and hope for you all.

Sincerely,
Lacey Jungmeyer

Claudia and Ismael Gallegos

29 mai , 2020

Nuestros corazón está de luto por la gran pérdida de nuestro amado Betito Dios sane el dolor que toda la familia Lopez lleva en este momento. Betito extrañaremos tu buen humor, tus consejos y sobretodo tu gran personalidad que dejo un ejemplo de superación y educación para nuestras hijas .
Familia Lopez están en nuestras oración de todo corazón familia Gallegos

Araceli Magana

28 mai , 2020

My deepest condolences on the loss of Beto. May your hearts be filled with the wonderful memories of joyful times you spent together as you celebrate a life well lived. We are saddened to hear the news about our cuz Beto. The Lopez family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Willie Faison

28 mai , 2020

Roberto and I went to high school together, along with my brother. He also was my sister's manager for a few years at a collections office. Roberto was funny, kind and always full of life. Whether he was talking about his family, sports, education or politics, Roberto always had a way of being able to relate and connect with people that was very endearing. We actually just a few short weeks ago had made plans to have dinner together just to hang out and catch up after this pandemic passed. One of the most amazing things about him was how he always made you feel special. It is so hard to believe he's not here anymore and I am deeply saddened by his passing. I know he made the lives better of others that he touched. He will truly be missed. On behalf of myself, my brother Billy, and my sister Tanya, we send our love and prayers to the entire Lopez family.

DeVonia Merino

28 mai , 2020

Oh Roberto! A beautiful soul and a charmer - anyone who knew you thought the world of you! You made the days at AT&T the best! Your undeniable spark and heart for family, friends, and just people is how I'll remember you, my friend! My prayers and heart go out for the family and may God Bless you all.

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