William Charles Chansky, 79, of Olathe, Kan. died Nov. 9, 2013, of pulmonary fibrosis at Kansas City Hospice House following a lengthy stay at the KU Medical Center.
The second son of Clara Hradek and Ralph P. Chansky, he was born in Solon on Feb. 12, 1934. He graduated from Solon High School and was employed at Collins Radio in Cedar Rapids before joining the U.S. Army and was stationed in Panama from 1954 until 1956. Following his discharge, he attended electronics school in Kansas City and was employed at The University of Kansas Medical Center for 37.5 years, retiring in 1998. Bill was a faithful member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Olathe, Kan., where his memorial service was held on Nov. 13. He willed his body to the KU School of Medicine.
Bill is survived by his wife, Priscilla “Pris”; his son, Darin and children Bennett and Alana; and son Brian and wife, Dr. Rebecca Burfeind; step-son Rusty (Rochelle) Owings; and grandchildren, Audrey Pendergraft and Liam Owings. He was preceded in death by his father, mother and brother, Ralph.
The family requests no flowers and suggests contributions to Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, Mo., the American Lung Association, the church, or to a charity of your choice. To leave a message for the family, please visit www.Penwellgabelolathe.com.