David M. Zapien

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David M. Zapien, 59, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away peacefully in his sleep in 2018. He is survived by his wife, Cathy; two daughters, Erica and Alexis; a son, Nicholas (Rosa); and four grandchildren. He is also survived by his parents, Dave and Mary Alice Zapien; three sisters, Susan Swope (Kevin), Laura Contreras and Cindy Zapien; three brothers, Stephen (Eileen), Tom (Gina), Tim (Graciela); and numerous nieces and nephews. David worked at Quest Diagnostics as a logistics driver for 28 years. Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, November 21 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, 901 Avenida Cesar E. Chavez, Kansas City, MO. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine.


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 21, 2018
  • Memorial Mass Wednesday, November 21, 2018

David M. Zapien

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Bob Camarena

December 6, 2018

Cathy and Family, I am sorry we are only now finding out about Dave's passing. Please accept our sincere condolences and prayers. I would run into Dave from time to time at the airport and I talked to him a few times at our store. All our best to you. Bob, Mary Kay and Caranne Camarena

MaryEllen McLafferty Keeley

December 1, 2018

My heart goes out to David's family. I know how devastating it can be to lose family member suddenly. His silly grin brighten my day. My prayers will continue for peace and strength for the days and months to come.

Camille Coopersmith

November 22, 2018

Dave would all ways pass by the set up department and I would all ways say hello Dave never knew Dave that well but he will be missed it’s so sad that he had passed during the holidays he will be missed at Quest

sue hatcher

November 21, 2018

Dave I will definitely miss that smile and good humor everyday! What an inspiration to us all. I also work for Quest and Dave has been my courier for quite some time now. We have shared many great stories together. He was always so friendly, I will truly miss him. Prayers to his family.

Sherie Grafton

November 21, 2018

I knew Dave from Quest. I was the Fedex Express specimen delivery courier and met Dave while working with Quest. We hit it off immediately, found we knew similar people, etc. I call him a good friend. This news really surprised and shocked me. Heaven gained a good man. Bless you Dave💚💜🧡.

Lana Newman

November 21, 2018

Dave was always friendly and great at his job. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Cathy and the family.

Alfredo Parra

November 21, 2018

To the Zapien family and friends, I give my heartfelt condolences, with deepest sympathy on your loss.

Calvionne Rayford

November 20, 2018

So sad, to hear about him passing. My heart hurts for the Zapien family and I’ll be praying daily, for your grievance. I know David, as “D”, from growing up as best friends with Alexis. The Zapien house was the one place my mom felt comfortable, with me spending the night. D always cooked for us! He made the best popcorn, grilled my first steak, and always kept us fed. I’ll never forget all the laughter and memories shared with the Zapien family. D, you’ll always be loved, now and forever! Give Petey Pablo a hug for us ❤️

Anna Marie Gonzales & Family

November 20, 2018

So sorry to hear about the loss of your son.
My your happy memories help you thru this
sad time. Sending prayers & hugs.

Kelly Ashton

November 20, 2018

Dear Cathy and family-
Deepest condolences to you all. Keeping you all close in thought and prayer...