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ALEXANDER "ALEX" ZYCH


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ALEXANDER "ALEX" ZYCH Obituary
Alexander "Alex" Zych, 87, Overland Park, KS, died Monday, July 14, 2014 at the University of Missouri Hospital, Columbia, MO. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 3024 N. 53rd St. Kansas City, KS, where the visitation will be from 9:00-11:00. The family requests donations in memory of Mr. Zych, be made to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, 9221 Ward Parkway, Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64114. Alex was born September 12, 1926, in Kansas City, KS, the son of Alexander and Josephine (Korona) Zych. Alex attended Wyandotte High School where he was a celebrated 3- sport athlete. At the age of 17, Alex signed with the New York Yankees and spent nine years in the minor leagues. In 1948, he married his wife, Jackie, and they had three children. He spent several years officiating basketball and football at both the high school and college levels. Alex returned to his love of baseball in 1963 when he joined the staff of the Kansas City Athletics. Alex served as the equipment manager for the Kansas City and Oakland Athletics before settling in Kansas City as the long time equipment manager for the Kansas City Royals where he was better known as "Al." Alex enjoyed fishing, golfing and spending time at the Lake of the Ozarks. He was a humble man and a devout Catholic who loved the Lord. Alex Zych touched many lives with his kind and gentle spirit and he will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing and loving him. Alex is preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Jacqueline Zych, his brother Walter Zych, and his grandson Jason Zych. He is survived by his children, Joyce (John) Burns, Olathe, KS, Patrick (Jeanne) Zych, Tampa, FL, Matthew Zych, Lee's Summit, MO, his brother, John Zych (Mary Jane), his grandchildren, John, Michele, David (Becca), and Elissa as well as his great-grandchildren Tyson, Tatum, Cade and Jacqueline. Alex also leaves behind several beloved nieces, nephews and close friends.(Condolences may be expressed at: www.porterfuneralhome.com Arrangements: Porter Funeral Homes & Crematory, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS (913) 438-6444) Porter Funeral Homes and Crematory
Published in Kansas City Star on July 18, 2014
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