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Moraites, Kenneth Louis

Moraites, Kenneth Louis

October 3, 1962 — March 19, 2021

Kenneth Louis Moraites, 58, of Liberty, MO, passed away March 19, 2021, at home with family at his side.

Ken was born October 3, 1962, in Denver, Colorado, the only child of Kenneth Lionel and Dorothy Ann (Challis) Moraites. He grew up in the Denver area where he graduated from Thornton High School in Thornton, Colorado. He later served honorably in the US Air Force as a Crew Chief, receiving honorable discharge as a Sergeant on March 31, 1989.

Ken moved to the Kansas City area in 2000 when he met the love of his life, Roena.   They were united in marriage on Valentine's day and spent 21 happy years together. Ken worked as a Security Training Manager for 20 years at KCI Airport.

One of Ken's greatest passions in life was coaching his son Dawson, and other young boys, in Pop Warner football. He made many lifelong friends who are now young men that he coached as youngsters. For years, Ken continued a legacy from his father playing Santa Claus for family in Denver. As time passed, Ken was also Santa for countless children and events in the Kansas City area, especially at KCI where he presented candy canes to all at Christmas time.

Ken was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth; infant son, Anthony; and infant grandchildren, Julia, Urijah and Isaiah. He leaves his wife, Roena; mother, Dorothy; children, Tiffani Thompson (Matthew), Sonya Negri (John) and Dawson Moraites; grandchildren, Haidyn Moraites, Brandon Thompson, Brianna Thompson and Harlee Negri; as well as other family members and friends.

Services will be private. Remembering Ken's love for children, in lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children's Cancer Research Hospital.   You may share a message or sign an online guest book via Arrangements: Park Lawn Northland Chapel (816) 781-8228.

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Moraites, Kenneth Louis's Guestbook

Ken found himself and his place in life when he found you Roe. I’m sorry for the long road of grief, you and Dawson are going through. He will be watching over you.

Heidi DiMatteo

I don't know what to say. I spent four short years coaching with Ken. From the beginning of our Pop Warner venture to the end - those seasons, we spent hours and hours teaching the young men how to play football and how to become men. He loved every minute of it. He loved mentoring these young men. We would get together for a beverage and discuss those times...we had some stories. Ken was like a brother...he was truly a brother from another mother. I know he is making fun of me right now :) All my thoughts are with the family.

Michael Younghans

Roe and Dawson, I just heard of Ken’s passing. So sorry for both of you and the rest of the family. I always enjoyed our time coaching together, he was always there for the kids, making them better players and more importantly better people.

Jeff Brown

Roe…you and your family are in my thoughts, prayers, and my hugs. I am deeply sadden by the loss of Ken. I enjoyed coaching Pop Warner Football with Ken and always looked forward to our time together on and off the field. I always looked up to him and admired how he not only coached the boys/team but also how he interacted with them, always in a positive and respectful way. Ken inspired me to be the best I could be. My son Evan really liked Coach Ken, Ken nicknamed Evan the “Crocodile”…this small gesture of meaning made Evan feel a part of something very special. Ken made a big difference in my son’s life in those years, he had a way of getting Evan to believe in himself and to have confidence in his abilities especially as a small kid in a big kid sport. This was a big deal to Evan and to me, I will always be grateful for how he treated my son. He had this effect on all the kids. Off the field, you could see how much he cared for and loved his family. This was so evident in our conversations. Ken was a great friend, his loss has left an emptiness in my life and the lives of many. He will deeply missed by all.

Mike Mansil

Ken was such fun when we had our training classes scheduled and always looked forward to Santa visits at the terminal God bless your family


Roe, We are so saddened by Ken's passing. He was such a kind, caring and funny man. I know he meant so much to the kids he coached on his teams. Nico and Tristan loved his humor and looked forward every day to joking with him. Your entire family is in our hearts and our prayers.

Guy and Tuesdey Pelkey

Roe, I am praying for you and your family and remembering so many laughs I had with ken some at the expense of each other. Best years of my career were with the two of you. Janie

Janie Lucas

"There Is No Night Without A Dawning No winter without a spring And beyond the dark horizon Our hearts will once more sing …. For those who leave us for a while Have only gone away Out of a restless, care worn world Into a brighter day." -- Helen Steiner Rice, There is No Night Without A Dawning

Samantha Bennett

So very sorry to hear of your loss, Ken will be deeply missed and remembered by all. May your memories comfort you as you speak of them until you meet again. God bless and protect you all.

Lil S

Roe - I am truly sorry for your loss. You two completed each other. Prayers are with you and you family. Please reach out if you are ever in need.

Duane Novak

Words always fail me at times like this, I was blessed to know Ken for nearly 14 years and won’t forget our conversations and banter around the office. You had an infectious personality and a wonderful sense of humor, one that I don’t think anyone could replicate. Your passion for training was evident and your love for your family and friends even more clear. It was definitely an honor to have known you, I know you’re watching over everyone now. Roe (and family), please know there are so many prayers and so much love for you all.

Kinsey Barton

Roe and Family - I was sorry to hear about Ken's passing. He was such a nice guy and always had a smile on his face. You could see how much he loved you and his family when he talked about all of you. His face would shine from the inside. God Bless You and yours and may he keep you in the palm of his hand during this time of sorrow and lead you into peace with the knowledge that Ken is with his Father now.

Sandra Erickson

Ken was my instructor when I started Feb. 14th 2014. Still working TSO. Ken will be missed.

William Kegin

Ken, you will be missed more than words can say. You were a great friend, an exceptional trainer and manager, and very clearly a loving father and husband. You gave the best weather reports, although your graphics could use some work. I will miss your war stories about being a crew chief, and your passion for training and testing at the airport. Roe, Cara and I are so very sorry for your loss and that extends to all of Ken's family. I have faith that Ken is in the arms of a loving god, and you will all see him again some day.

David Welliver

I wish I had the right words, just know that I care and sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Sheila Swindler

I cannot begin to explain the impact that Ken has made on me throughout my career at MCI. Ken is a beautiful soul and knew how to liven up a room. I am truly blessed to have met Ken and to have him as a boss, mentor, and friend. Keep your head held high Roe, Ken would have wanted that. Love you always keep in touch!

Jacob Kleoppel Hermreck

Roena, So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family!! God Bless!! Brad

Brad holt

We're going to miss you Dad. You will not be forgotten! The first I met Dad(Ken) was actually the day I made the best decision of my life and asked if I could marry his daughter Sonya; talk about alot of pressure first time meaning the man and I'm going to ask him if I can marry his daughter. Unfortunately we were in two different states, we live in CO so I hasn't always been easy to get out to KC but we definatly tried our best to make a trip when possible. We are all going to miss him greatly, We love you dad. We will see you again one day, until then I know you will be up there having a ball with your grandsons.

John Negri

Aunt Dorothy and family, I am so sorry to hear about Kenny’s passing. I will keep you in my thought and prayers as I know loosing someone you love especially a child and husband is the hardest thing ever. He is now reunited with his family in heaven welcoming him with open arms. Love to all

Marvie Murtaugh

I met Ken when I started in 2005 at MCI. He was my instructor and became good friends. You wii be missed. RIP. God Bless You.

Jeff King

I am deeply saddened by the news of Ken passing. My prayers are with you and your family, Roe. Ken was a very special person and you both have meant the world to me. I pray God gives you and your family strength and know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Teresa McCray

I wasn't sure what I wanted to put on here but I want to tell my Dad thanks. Thanks for giving me a childhood of structure and getting me hooked on Horses. Thanks for teaching me to love my Country like a true patriot. Thanks for protecting my heart and teaching me what to look for in a man to be my partner in life. Thanks for your sense of humor stubbornness and charming social skills something I inherited from you for sure, in addition to my good looks. Thanks for teaching me integrity and a hard work ethic. And thank you for teaching me what faith in God will do for me throughout my life. Ive never been without. I love you Dad. Thank you for everything you gave me to be the strong woman I am. Rest peacefully.

Sonya Negri (Moraites)

Ken, thank for for gracing my life and so many others with your presence. We are all better for it. Thank you for being my mentor, my big brother, confidant, thank you for the love and support you gave your entire team everyday for 20 years. Most of all thank you for being my very best friend. Rest in blissful peace. Roe, Tiffany, Sonya, and Dawson, there are no adequate words to express the heartbreak we are all feeling for you and the rest of your family. When he spoke of his children, his face lit up like a Christmas tree, beaming with pride. Anyone who saw Roe and Ken together were in awe of, inspired and humbled by the immense love, affection and deep connection between them. We're carrying all of you in our hearts and minds. ♥️

Kim Fisher

God be with you Roe. So glad i got to know Ken and the great soul he was please take great care of you and your loved ones and know we are always here

Anita Woodbury

So sad to hear about Ken. I know he took his job serious and I always enjoyed his sense of humor. My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family. He will be missed by many.

John Watkins

Sending love and prayers to Roe, Dawson, Tiffany and the entire family. I only got to meet Ken once but I could sense his great love for people and his family right away. Praying for God’s peace in the midst of this pain and loss.

Heather Hair

Great Colleague and Trusted Friend. RIP.

Timothy Goodman

My Heart broke when I learned of my brother Ken's passing. Ken and I shared a special bond unlike other's. We could talk about anything especially our children. Ken was a special guy to my son whom Ken appropriately called Pix 2.0. Zach will miss that. We had lunch together many times and talked work, family, military and our lives in general. Rest in Peace my Military Brother and friend as we now have the watch. I miss you, but know that we will see each other again. Hugs to you Roe and family. May God hold you all. May your memories flourish. God Bless!

Gary Pixler

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