Joseph G. Trzok, age 100, passed away July 10th. He was a beloved son, brother, Uncle, neighbor and friend to all who met him and will be greatly missed.
Joe was born February 21, 1920 on Strawberry Hill and lived in the same house until he was 97. He was known as Uncle Joe to not only his nieces and nephews, but to all the neighborhood children. He was the favorite Uncle that made each of us feel special, always making Christmas a huge family event. Actually, every Sunday was a huge family event. Joe was a true caregiver, taking care of his parents until their deaths.
Joe was proud of his military service that took him from Maryland to Denver, and eventually Italy. He served from 1941 until 1946. After serving in World War II, Joe returned to Kansas City and worked for many years for Gorup Bros Furniture as an appliance repairman. He retired at 62, believing that he wouldnt live to an old age. Joe spent his retirement days junking and mostly visiting with his friends, happy and willing to lend a hand where needed. He always had a garden and enjoyed cooking. Until 97 he was still driving and cutting grass.
Joe was proud of his military service, his Croatian heritage, and his Catholic faith. He never missed a Sunday mass until he moved into Ignite Medical Resort at age 97. Joe said his daily meal prayers with the other residents at the dining room table. As he went to sleep each night, he would pray for all of his friends, relatives and neighbors. He also enjoyed visits from family, and was grateful to his long-time friend, Geraldine, for her daily calls and conversation
We were so fortunate to be able to share his 100th birthday with him. About 50 family members and friends attended a party at Ignite, complete with band, balloons, cake, strudel and povitica. He was so happy to see everyone, especially neighbors from the Hill and friends he hadnt seen in a while. It was a great day for him.
Joe was preceded in death by his siblings and their spouses. Pete (Bertie) Trzok, Ed (Fil) Trzok, and Rose (Sig)Hanson. He is survived by 8 nieces and nephews and 3 more generations of nieces/nephews totaling 48.
There will be a graveside service at Mount Calvary Cemetery, KCKs on Thursday, July 16 at 10 oclock a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Sister Servants of Mary, 800 N 18th, KCKs. God Bless you, Uncle Joe. You will be missed by many and lovingly remembered.
Graveside Service Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Thursday, July 16, 2020
38 & StateKansas City, Kansas 66102