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McGilley Memorial Chapel-Midtown

20 West Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO

OBITUARY

Vincent Lamas Jr.

July 4, 1961September 1, 2019
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Vincent Lamas, Jr., aka “Cuz,” passed away on September 1st, 2019 at the age of 58. Vincent was born in Kansas City, Missouri on July 4, 1961, grew up on Mercier Street, and graduated from Bishop Miege High school in 1979. Following graduation, he enlisted in the Navy, where he traveled the world on the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy which included visits to Australia, Spain, and Japan, amongst others. After his term in the Navy, he returned home to Kansas City and met his loving wife, Yolanda Duran. They married in 1985 and together raised 3 children that were the light of his life, Adriana, Vincent Michael, and Larissa. Vincent was a family man, and every chance he had would talk about how proud he was of his children. He always made time for his family and never passed up an opportunity to make new memories.

After being honorably discharged from the Navy, Vincent followed in the footsteps of his father and had a career with Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF), where he was a carman for 26 years. He was always a hard worker and enjoyed a fulfilling and successful career. His coworkers would tell you that Vincent was quite the joker and could always put a smile on anyone’s face.

Vincent never went down without a fight. In 2009, he was diagnosed with rectal cancer but fought and beat the disease in 2010 and remained cancer free for the rest of his life. He was always in high spirits, even in the hardest of times. In Vincent’s later years, some of his favorite hobbies included going to sporting events with his family. He was a Chiefs season ticket holder and was known for his extravagant tailgate parties. Vincent couldn’t wait to go out to Arrowhead for every game, but mostly looked forward to spending his Sunday’s watching the Chiefs play with his family. Vincent was a very outgoing person and made friends everywhere he went. As a son of Kansas City, some of his favorite places to go were Rudy’s Tenampa Taqueria and the bars on 39th St.

Vincent’s legacy and his love for life will continue on through his wonderful wife, Yolanda; his three kids, Adriana, Vincent Michael, and Larissa; his caring sister, Cynthia; his nephew, Christopher; and niece, Julia. He was preceded in death by his father, Vincent Lamas Sr.; his mother, Mary Lamas; his older baby brother; and his sister, Annette. He also had extended family and leaves behind his in-laws, the Duran family, and numerous cousins from the Lemos and Lamas family.

A visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at McGilley Midtown Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be at Guardian Angels Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11th with interment following in Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, September 10, 2019
  • Rosary Tuesday, September 10, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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Paul Alvarado

September 13, 2019

Was in the Navy with Vince out at NAS Olathe Res. Center. We Went on our 2 week yearly Cruse many times together. Prayers to his family . RIP. Fair winds and following seas.
AS1 Petty Officer Paul Alvarado.

Michelle Garcia

September 10, 2019

Yolanda and family: I was saddened to hear of the passing of your husband. May God give you peace and strength during this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers for the entire family. Sincerely, Michelle E. Garcia

Caroline Duran

September 7, 2019

Vincent was a great father and he shared his love of sports with his kids by coaching, taking them to practices and then to KU games, Royals and Chiefs. I’ve always loved seeing the photos of my nieces, nephew, sister and brother in law with their friends tailgating 🙂. He was bigger than life and had so much love and pride for his family. He was a great uncle, brother, dad, friend and husband. You will be missed Vincent.

Teresa Thomas

September 6, 2019

Prayers for his entire family our boys went to st. Agnes and miage together and played ball together. He had an amazing spirit about life and always made people smile. Great guy all around you will be missed

Patrick Ahern

September 5, 2019

Vince was & still is one truly nice guy huge heart,always a kind well liked man..Huge Royals & Chiefs fan God Bless you real good friend...

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