Joseph Michael Pedrotti
1999 - 2021
Joseph Michael Pedrotti
May 10, 1999 - April 2, 2021
Fairway, Kansas - Joseph Michael Pedrotti, 21, of Fairway, KS passed away unexpectedly from a tragic accident on Good Friday, April 2, 2021. He is the loving son of Marc and Angie Pedrotti. He was born in Kansas City, MO on May 10, 1999. Joe attended St. Agnes Grade School, graduated from Bishop Miege High School in 2017 and was a senior at the University of Missouri studying Mechanical Engineering.
At Bishop Miege, Joe was a 5-time state champion student-athlete (3 – Football, 2 – Basketball). At Mizzou, Joe was a Dean's High Honor roll student and a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity where he represented his chapter at the Horizons Leadership Summit. Joe was awarded many scholarships at MU for his leadership and academic excellence including the Josh Seidel Scholarship, 2020 Builder's Association Scholarship, Engineers Club of Kansas City, and Dave Wollersheim Scholarship. During his college summers, Joe interned at WaterOne and Black & Veatch in the Water Division.
No one is perfect, but Joe was about as close to perfect a person can be. Joe was always loving, kind, humble, patient, self-assured, funny and hardworking. Many of us find it easy to do the right thing when others are watching; however, Joe was the person who did the right thing when no one was watching. He loved his friends and cherished all the time he spent with them.
Joe had a tremendous sense of adventure and was game for anything. He loved to travel especially on vacations to Isle of Palms, SC, skiing in Colorado, time at the Lake of the Ozarks, and Lake Viking. He treasured football road trips, MU football and basketball games, the Chiefs and Royals.
Joe was the biggest fan of his younger siblings, always following them and extremely proud of their accomplishments. Joe touched many lives in his short time on this Earth. Even in death, Joe continues to give through his unselfish decision to be an organ donor. We continue to pray for the health of the four individuals who received his organs.
Joe is preceded in death by his grandfather, Raymond Moritz and uncle, Michael Pedrotti. Joe is survived by his parents, Marc and Angie Pedrotti, his siblings Sam, Jon and Kate, his grandparents Dick and Maureen Pedrotti and Suzanne Moritz. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Services will be as follows: Visitation 5:30 – 7:30pm April 8 at Bishop Miege High School. Funeral Mass will be at 10am April 9 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 5250 Mission Rd, Roeland Park, KS. Please use this link for those who are unable to attend, In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Joseph Michael Pedrotti STEM Scholarship at Bishop Miege High School or to LifeQuest Organ Recovery Services at!/donation/checkout. Please educate yourself and others about the cause of Joe's death, Shallow Water Blackout, at and help save someone's life.

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My deepest sympathies for the tragic loss of your son Joe. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Brad Haak
April 20, 2021
Dear Marc & Angie, Dick & Maureen - my deepest condolences on the loss of your son / grandson Joe. I did not have the privilege of meeting him in this life, but I am very much looking forward to meeting him soon ("in the blink of an eye" as the Apostle Paul describes it) and joining him at that banquet table Jesus went to prepare for us. Until then, I pray that God will continue to comfort you, your extended family, and all those Joe touched during his brief, but well lived life.
Steve Randtke
April 19, 2021
I read about your loss and wanted to extend my sincere condolences- as a mother of 4 I cannot even imagine the loss that will be felt his brothers and sister much less the pain of you both. I take comfort in knowing they Joe will always be in your presence as a Mother´s Love is Eternal. He will remain close always and seek solace in your quiet times knowing he is with you all. Our family sends blessings to your family and we wish things had been different xo
Kathleen Murphy
April 19, 2021
I was privileged to be in the same dept with joe during his Black & Veatch internship. We all liked him and were devastated by this tragedy. I am sure B&V would have offered him a permanent job upon graduation. He will be missed.
Julie Gass
April 17, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. I learned of your son´s passing through Yahoo and don´t know Joseph or the family personally. I do know that your son´s organ donation makes a tremendous difference in the recipients´ lives and families. I know because my son is a kidney recipient. Although bittersweet, we (recipient and family members) are FOREVER grateful to families such as yours!! Take comfort in knowing that Joseph will always be remembered each and every blessed day! I´m sure he brought many beautiful memories to his family and friends, and I´m sure that he will bring many more to the individuals that were blessed to receive his gift of life. God bless!!
April 16, 2021
I didn't know Joe personally and read of his tragic loss through my Yahoo feed. I hope the story of his death brings awareness and saves lives of many. I watched the entire service and it touched my heart. I wish to give my condolences to the Pedrotti family and all who knew Joe. May all who knew and cared for Joe keep his memory close to and in their heart forever. As he is now an Angel in heaven looking over each of you and one day you shall meet again.
Bradley Goodman
April 16, 2021
Our love, thoughts, prayers, condolences for your whole family. Such a tragic accident, for a well-rounded individual, he is leaving his mark with so many people. Soar high, young man.
Lane Family
April 16, 2021
My sincere condolences. What a tragedy. He was very handsome and successful. My son is name Joseph ( age 14), I cannot imagine the pain you must feel. Prayers.
Lynnette Spratt
April 16, 2021
I´m so sorry for your loss. I just read the people magazine article on your son and my heart sunk. We lost my stepson to the same thing last Thanksgiving. We had never heard of it before. I´m so grateful for the awareness the article brings and have shared it online. Heartfelt condolences to you all.
April 16, 2021
Angie and Marc - our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hope the love of all your friends help comfort you at this time.
Mary (Audley) Dawdy
April 16, 2021
Marc and Angie - no words will help - very sorry for this tremendous loss for your family
Barry May
April 14, 2021
Sue Nelson was/is my St. Theresa's Academy classmate. I am so sorry for her and her families' loss. Grandchildren are so precious. My condolences are sent to all the persons connected to this fine young man. JoAnne
JoAnne Craig Fanganello
April 13, 2021
I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful son. His handsome picture caught my eye. Although I never met him, I'm also a graduate of St. Agnes and Miege. Thank you for educating me about shallow water blackouts. I'd never heard of it before. Your son was very accomplished in his short life and no doubt has left a big hole in your hearts. My prayers for all of your family and friends. May he rest in peace.
Ann Waters
April 12, 2021
The KU Med PT Class of 1997
April 11, 2021
My heartfelt condolences for your loss. Praying that you and your family will be able to think of Joe at his best.
Megan Frola
April 11, 2021
Marc & Angie and family, We are so incredibly sorry for your loss. Joe was such a good friend to so many people, he really made an impact on lives that will stay with them forever, that's such a rare thing and something that I hope brings you some comfort in the days ahead. I know that Diego is a better person because of his friendship with Joe. We are grateful for his friendship and for the kindness and love your family has shown to Diego all these years. I wish we could repay all that love to you now. I know words can't begin to express how we feel, but please know that we have all of you in our hearts now and always. -- Kim, Diego, Sophia and Lola
Kim Horgan
April 10, 2021
Joe was a great friend to Connor and it was great to have you as friends along the journey of raising our sons. I can't begin to imagine what you're experiencing at this moment and no words can begin to sooth your pain. Truly, my heart is with you both.
Christopher Aguilar
April 9, 2021
To the Pedrotti and Moritz families: We wish to express our heartfelt condolences for the loss of Joe. Your friendship, love and support over the years, especially during the most difficult moments in our lives, has been a true blessing to us. Dad Gladbach recently reminded all of us that the true character of a person can most easily and profoundly be measured by the kind of people one decides to surround themselves with. Based on our observations over the past few days, it is apparent to us that: Joe is gold. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Jerry & Margarita Gladbach (On behalf of all the Gladbach Family and their
April 9, 2021
Sigma Chi at The University of Missouri has a profound sadness and sense of loss for the death of our Brother, Joseph Pedrotti. Every several years a new Brother joins our Bond who clearly has a superior intellect, loyalty, and love for his Brothers that stands out. Joe was one of those. During his time as an undergraduate, Joe was an outstanding Chapter leader. He demonstrated the values of our Fraternity in a way that made his Brothers want to follow. Joe´s responsibilities were not always easy. Several years ago, at a time of Chapter unrest, some undergraduate members elected to leave the House for more comfortable quarters. Joe elected to stay and was the leader of the group who put the welfare of Sigma Chi above personal interest. For this loyalty he will be long remembered. Joe´s future in Sigma Chi, which he loved, was very bright. While we have lost his personal presence, we have comfort in knowing that his spirit carries on with friendship to his Brothers and loyalty to Sigma Chi.
Alumni of Sigma Chi, University of Missouri
April 9, 2021
Marc and Angie, we are so incredibly sorry for your loss, our hearts break for you and your family. Joe was a great friend and pledge brother to our son Nikko, who describes Joe as "literally the nicest guy I´ve ever known", a sentiment that seems to be common to all who who knew him. What an amazing tribute to the person your son was, and I´m thankful that Nikko had him in his life. May the knowledge that Joe had such a profound impact on others bring you some comfort. God bless you all, you are in our prayers.
Steve and Peggy James
April 9, 2021
My deepest condolences. Although I have not known Joe for the longest time, the impact he’s had on my life and the lives of my friends is not lost on me. He’s the nicest man I’ve ever met. May he Rest In Peace.
Sydney Maly
April 9, 2021
Our hearts go out to our lovely neighbors, having watched Joe and his family grow beautifully over the last 17 years. We grieve with you.
Jon Scheinman and Anita Grow
April 9, 2021
You all are in my prayers in this unbelievable sorrow. May your loving thoughts and memories and God´s Love and care comfort and strengthen you.
Noreen Krebs, grandmother of Harrison Braudis
April 9, 2021
Marc & Angie, We are so very sorry for your loss. The loss of a child is something no parent should have to bear. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sylvan & Katrin Coles
April 9, 2021
Marc and Angie, I am so sorry about your loss. Angie, Joe sounded like such an amazing man and so much like I remember you in college. I will be praying for you guys.
Amy (Knight) Becker
April 8, 2021
I met you and your amazing son Joe at the Kincaid´s home. I want you to know prayers prayers and more prayers are being sent your way to help give you strength to get through this unimaginable loss
Ann Jandl
April 8, 2021
Angie and Marc, I am so sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, I didn´t get the pleasure of knowing Joe well, but my boys, who were Sigma Chi´s with him, said he was "literally the nicest guy they´ve ever met." Jack said that Joe was too good for this world and that he´s on the fast track to heaven. Please know we will continue to pray for your family. May your memories of Joe and the promises of heaven lift you up and bring you peace and comfort.
Suzanne Beckett
April 8, 2021
I am Sigma Chi from Waterloo Ontario Canada (chapter advisor for the University of Waterloo Chapter), and coincidentally attend St. Agnes Catholic Church in Waterloo. I read Joe's story and am deeply saddened. I am so sorry for your loss. I have witnessed young men lose their life early and there are no words that can truly console. Thank you for helping to educate others about Shallow Water Blackout. I hope it will save lives. I will be sure to echo the message and help to avoid this tragic event from ever happening again.
Dan Weber
April 8, 2021
Marc and Angie, I was lucky enough to have met you both through mutual friends in college and I have always had great respect for you both. I wish I could have met Joseph because their is no doubt he was an awesome young man. I am sorry.
John E. Anderson
April 8, 2021
Angie and Marc, Our hearts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry. We remember Joe from Little House at St Agnes. A very smart, very kind and happy child. Loved following his high school sports achievements. A talented life taken too soon. May you have peace knowing that everyone is grieving with you.
Judy and Phil Donnellan
April 8, 2021
Marc and Angie, We are so sorry to learn of Joe's passing. No words can begin to express how difficult all of this is. Joe is a terrific young man and we will be praying for his eternal rest along with all of you tonight and tomorrow. We say 'is' because Jesus promised that death has no power over those who believe and follow Him. Joe will be missed indeed. We pray for his eternal rest and his entry to heaven. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless and keep you. Bob, Cathryn, Jake, & George Meyers Tampa, FL
Bob & Cathryn Meyers
April 8, 2021
Our hearts go out to your family. Thank you for sharing the information on shallow water blackout to help prevent additional tragedies.
Rod and Amy Kliewer
April 8, 2021
Our condolences to everyone in the Pedrotti family. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who is dealing with this heartache.
Friends at Rensenhouse Electric
April 8, 2021
Your Rensenhouse Family
April 8, 2021
Our condolences to the Pedrotti family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who were touched by this amazing and bright individual as you search for healing and comfort.
Friends at MMC Contractors
April 8, 2021
Moses and Stacey Muro and kids
April 8, 2021
To the Family: Joe was a shining star at Sigma Chi at Mizzou. He received the Outstanding Sophomore Leadership Award and went on to receive many other awards and accolades, but most of all Joe was a man of good character and an example to all. We will keep Joe and your family in our prayers.
Jay Shields, President MU Sigma Chi Alumni
April 8, 2021
Dear Pedrotti family, My daughter and nephews were good friends with your beautiful son, Joe, at MU. I have heard nothing but wonderful things about your son. It was quite obvious that they cherished their friendship with your genuinely kind hearted boy. Our family will continue praying for you all. Sincerely, Jennifer and Sean Powell
Jennifer Powell
April 8, 2021
To Ray Moritz & Family, Im so sorry for your loss
Dave Lerner
April 8, 2021
Marc and Angie Pedrotti, Sam, Jon and Kate: Our hearts and love are with all of you. May God's love comfort all of you as you grieve Joe's passing.
John and Brenda English
April 8, 2021
Marc and Angie, your son was a wonderful young man. We are so sorry for your loss. It´s never easy to lose a loved one but a life cut short is even more tragic. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Bob and Carol Fowler
Carol and Bob Fowler
April 7, 2021
I am so very sorry for your loss. My son Tyler went to Saint Agnes and Bishop Miege with Joe. And has so many wonderful things to say about him. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sallie Jones
April 7, 2021
From the ST James Academy Family to the Bishop Miege family you are in our prayers.
The St James Family
April 7, 2021
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of Joe. He was a remarkable man indeed and this is a devastating loss. May you find comfort in his memory.
Jaymi gill
April 7, 2021
Joe was a blessing to all who knew him. He and each of you are in my prayers.
Betty Booker
April 7, 2021
Sending you love and prayers doesn't feel like enough right now. We will all continue to keep you close to our hearts. Joe was the latest recipient of the Josh Seidel Memorial Foundation Spirit of Sigma Chi scholarship winner. I know I speak for the rest of the JSMF board members- we're proud to have intersected with such a special person, this tribute is so beautifully said.
Jan Fogarty and family
April 7, 2021
Marc and Angie- I don't know what to say but I am so very very sorry about Joe. I hope time will ease the hurt. Your family has been second family to Diego and he was heartbroken about Joe. He thought of him as a big brother. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Manny
Manuel Rios
April 7, 2021
Our family offers its deepest sympathy and our prayers for your family to heal. We long for you to be given peace. Our hearts rejoice that Joe can be with his savior and you will meet again. Please know our family prayers are for you to somehow heal and restore your lives. Phil Tamara and Tayt Harbour
Phil, Tamara, and Tayt Harbour
April 7, 2021
My husband and I are heartsick at the news of the loss of your son. I want you to know we were at the hotel that night and we saw them do everything possible for your handsome boy, we both prayed so so hard. I know as a parent there must be a million questions running through your head, Everyone around him was working diligently. We never met your beautiful boy but our lives have for ever been changed from that experience. Prayers of healing to you and your family. God Bless
Carin Lassig
April 7, 2021
I´m just so terribly sad to hear this news. Our family loves your family.
Sarah Jane Norton
April 7, 2021
My deepest sympathy and condolences to your family. So very sorry to hear this.
Jason Long
April 7, 2021
Joe, I want to thank you for being part of two of the best moments I've had in my life. Not only were you a part of two state basketball championships at Bishop Miege, you were selfless and set a great example for your teammates and fellow students. You will be missed greatly by myself and the entire Bishop Miege basketball family.
Alan Peel
April 7, 2021
With sacred circle broken We come, O comrades dear, To lay the parting token Upon our Brother´s bier. We give, in our last greeting, Sweet roses as a sign; Tho´ earthly love is fleeting, Its spirit is divine. Go, then, dear brother, bearing Their fragrance to thy rest: The cross fraternal wearing Upon thy peaceful breast; And, though the roses perish, The jewel´s luster die, Our hearts shall ever cherish Thy place in Sigma Chi. By thought of thee made tender, By thine example good, We´ll strive to win the splendor Of perfect brotherhood. Till, whether in the heaven, Or earth, made heaven-sweet, The stars again are seven, The circle is complete.
Rod Smalling - Sigma Chi Fraternity
April 7, 2021
There are no words to express the depth of your loss. I was lucky to be on one of the West Virginia Mission Trips with Joe. He was amazingly kind, funny, patient and always reached out to younger classmates to make sure they felt included and valued. Please accept my deepest sympathies and know my prayers of grace and strength are with your family.
Nancy Miller
April 7, 2021
Your family has been on my mind every day since I heard of this news. I am so heart broken for all of you. My deepest sympathies to your family. I heard he was an exceptional young man and friend.
Jamie Botonis
April 7, 2021
My deepest sympathy and condolences on your loss. Prayers for your family on this difficult time.
Mike O'Connell
April 7, 2021
Angie, So sorry to hear about Joe. Prayers sent your way.
amy owens
April 7, 2021
Praying for your family. Our heart breaks for your family.
Jon Connolly
April 7, 2021
We are so very touched by Joe´s life accomplishments. What a super individual. I´m a cousin of your grandmother Sue and maybe we were fortunate to have met on one occasion. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. So sad .
Bill & Marilyn Howard
April 7, 2021
The Doeren Family
April 7, 2021
sorry for your loss your family is in our prayers
April 7, 2021
My heart is broken for the loss of Joe. He was a joy and blessing to all who knew him. Prayers to you all in this most difficult time.
Fran Tucker
April 7, 2021
There are no words... we cannot imagine your sorrow but just know you are in our hearts and our prayers.
Stef and Chad Willming
April 7, 2021
Pedrotti family - I was privileged to be at St. Agnes and teach Joe, Sam, Jon, and Kate. You all were a pillar family and an example for others. My prayers for you all!
Chris Barnard
April 6, 2021
Overwhelming loss that no one should have to endure. Prayers of strength for you and your family.
Jana Moreno
April 6, 2021
Words cannot convey our sadness & grief for your family... please know that our prayers & thoughts are with you. What a beautiful boy....
Angie & Hadley Warwick
April 6, 2021
My Husband nor I had the pleasure of knowing your son. As Aunt & Uncle to his friends Joshua and Jessica Staley, we know he must have been a beautiful soul. We will be praying that your family will be surrounded by the Holy Spirit, as we pray for peace in the hearts of family and friends. With sincere condolences, Chris and Laurie Little
Laurie & Chris Little
April 6, 2021
I have had you all in my prayers since I heard about your son´s accident. My heart is so sad for your family. Although I didn´t know him, I remember you both and your families. I´m positive he was an exceptional young man! Lean on each other and your friends and I will continue to say prayers for your family.
Katy ODowd
April 6, 2021
Marc and Family, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies, Jeffery McConnell
Jeffery McConnell
April 6, 2021
Marc, Angie, Sam, Jon & Kate, May the great memories of Joe help ease your loss during this time of loss. We are praying for you all & may God shed eternal mercy on Joe. Hang in there, you are a great family that we adore.
pat ryan
April 6, 2021