John Vicencio, Jr., 72, passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2022, at his home in Hutchinson, Kansas.
John was born January 8, 1950, in McPherson, Kansas to John Vicencio, Sr. and Thora (Todd) Vicencio. John was raised with four older sisters, Patricia, Marian, Joan, and Delores. When John was 20 months old, he was diagnosed with Epilepsy and severe Cerebral Palsy. He was raised at home and was treated no differently than his siblings.
After the death of his parents and sister, Joan, John was transitioned into the Disability Supports program in 1999, where he has resided since that time. While at Disability Supports, he had learned to operate a computer using different programs, became a “gamer” on different systems with the help of staff and friends. He also enjoyed community outings of fishing, bowling, concerts, dances, visiting museums, fairs and living a full life with his friends and the staff at Disability Supports. Some of his biggest pleasures were coloring, Spider Man, cartoons, his magazines, trucks and anything Western; his biggest hero being “The Duke”. However, John’s biggest joy was spending time with his family during the holidays.
John is survived by his many nieces and nephews, friends, and caregivers. He was preceded in death by his parents, John, Sr. and Thora Vicencio; half-sisters, Patricia Rodriquez-Sampson and Marian Seely; sisters, Delores Houltberg and Joan Maske; nephew, Daniel Rodriquez; and a niece, Ashleigh Copeland.
The funeral service will be at 2:00 PM, Friday, September 23, 2022, at Stockham Family Funeral Home. Burial will follow at McPherson Cemetery. To view a live stream broadcast of the service, please click on the following link: https://evt.live/funeral-service-for-john-vicencio
Memorial donations may be given to Disability Supports in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.