OBITUARY

Mike Donegan

March 29, 1949May 2, 2021
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Mike Donegan, 72, passed away unexpectedly on May 2, 2021 at home. Mike, a twin, was born March 29, 1949 to Paul and Louise Donegan. While growing up, Mike enjoyed his brothers, buddies, scouting, and earning his Eagle Scout. He graduated from St. Pius X in 1967 and graduated from CMSC in 1971. Following his time working at Kelly’s Westport Inn, he and Jim Hogan purchased Stroud’s South in 1977. In 1983, Mike and his twin brother, Dennis, along with Jim Hogan bought Stroud’s Oak Ridge Manor. Through the years, Stroud’s has been honored with numerous awards, including the James Beard Award for Excellence and the Zagat Award for Best Restaurant. Because of Mike’s many years of hard work and dedication, along with his staff, Stroud’s is one of Kansas City’s best and favorite restaurants.

Mike married Cindy Duffey on June 26, 1984. Mike and Cindy did much entertaining through the years with their beloved friends and family. Their annual 4th of July party was always a great all-day mega family and friends gathering with the best fireworks display imaginable.

Mike was the most generous, kind, giving man who loved his family and friends.

Mike is preceded in death by his parents, twin brother Dennis, brother Tim, sister-in- law Toni Donegan and many extended family members and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife, Cindy, sister-in-law Linda Donegan, nephews Matt, Andy (Katie), Paul Donegan, great niece Reagan and Marietta Oliver, his aunt who has been more like a sister, as well as many extended family and friends.

A private memorial service will be held, with a visitation open to family and friends at Stroud’s North Deck at 12:30pm on May 11th.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that contributions be made to Welcome House or Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

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Len Damiano

May 11, 2021

Saturday night no one would expect he would leave us the next day, if only by his behavior. He was as friendly and affable as ever. However, he did not look very healthy. I have known Mike and Dennis since 1963 and graduated from Pius in the same class. Although I have not lived in KC much over last 50 yrs, I always made a point of visiting him at Stroud's. We had my youngest son's wedding rehearsal dinner on the deck and Pius class of '67 reunion in 2017. Mike and Dennis are greatly missed, but somewhat comforting to know that they are reunited.

Vivian Semanko

May 9, 2021

Ten family members dined at Strouds recently and were greeted and welcomed by Mike. I had met him several times as my brother Bill Stark was a close friend and fraternity brother. Prayers to his family & may he Rest In Peace.

claudia Mathis

May 9, 2021

Mike was one of a kind . Always there with a friendly smile and always made you feel welcome. Always seemed to be a great atmosphere and you always knew you would run into people you knew . He will be missed by all

John Upton

May 8, 2021

I only knew Mike from Stroud's 85th & Repost & Fairway, North Oak.
Stroud's was our go to restaurant for all occasions. We didn't know Mike personally but felt like we did as we would return in six months, to hear his greeting "You came back" or "Good to see you again"
Prayers for the Family.
John Upton

sam gromowsky

May 8, 2021

I have several memories of this good man. But the one that stands out above all the rest is the February 1997 fire in my small printing business. Mike called to see how many employees we had the very first day. He brought chicken dinners for us all. We sat in the cold dark building eating a great meal. We all to the person will never forget this kindness shown to us by this good and kind man. RIP good partner, we will miss you.

Sean C

May 7, 2021

Thank you Mike for all your hospitality. It was a pleasure knowing you all these years. We were just in Stroud’s on Tuesday. Your presence was definitely felt through out the restaurant . God Bless You Mike

Pamela Rosenberg

May 7, 2021

As a child I grew up at Strouds... Helen Stroud was always there to greet my family. When Mike and his brother took over, Mike was always at the front door with his pad to add us to the list. We always waited for the famous and delicious fried chicken. I will always remember his warm and welcoming smile. May he rest.

Peggy Merker

May 7, 2021

I had the good fortune of meeting Mike and Denny when I went to work at Original Strouds on 85th St in the early eighties. Little did I know how much fun I would have working there AND that I would forever be part of Mike's Strouds family. I happily made lifelong friends during my time there. I will always have fond memories of my time working for my friend Mike. Everything others have shared about Mike is true....funny, kind, generous...but don't forget mischievous...lol! He loved KC and KC loved him.
I was very sad to hear that Mike had passed away. He will be missed by so many. But, I am certain he is now safely in Heaven with his Dear Brothers Denny and Tim and their parents. May God Bless them all. Cindy, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray God blesses, and comforts, and heals you in your time of grief and sadness and loss.

Robert (Bobby) Madeo

May 7, 2021

I have some history with Mike at Central Missouri as TKE fraternity brothers - and all are good memories. My fondest memories are the caring way Mike greeted everyone so they would have an amazing experience with good food, family and friends. We always appreciated the extra attention that he gave our children. He had a great, generous heart and was a good fraternity brother and friend to all who were privledged to know him. We all lost someone very special. He and his family will be in our prayers.




























































































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Arthur Zinicola

May 7, 2021

Coming from the Restaurant business I have met a lot of interesting people, but none as "Genuine " as Mike.
I felt the sincerity of his friendship from the day we met over 20 years ago. Mike made me feel like family immediately.
My sympathy and prayers go out to his family, friends and employees.
I feel honored to have met him and called him "My Friend"
R.I.P.

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