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Craig Alan Wacknov

Craig Alan Wacknov, 58, passed away in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, after a courageous, hard-fought battle with cancer. A lifelong adventure seeker and traveler, Craig never forgot his Kansas City roots — particularly his love for the Chiefs and Royals.

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Sidney Cohen

Sidney Cohen, 91, St. Joseph, Mo., passed away peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at Mosaic Life Center surrounded by his loving family. {mprestriction ids="1,3"}He was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., to Max and Anna (Shinder) Cohen. Sidney married Beverly Burnstein Feb. 17, 1946.

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Elsa Dunn

Elsa Dunn, 83, died peacefully on Dec. 26, 2014, in hospice at home in Tuscon, Ariz., after a brief illness. 

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Alfred Elliott

Alfred Elliott, 70, passed away suddenly, Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, at Menorah Medical Center. Graveside services were held Dec. 26 at Kehilath Israel Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to a charity of one’s choice.

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Leon Jacobs

Leon Jacobs, 92, of Kansas City, Mo., passed away on Dec. 26, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital, a day before his 52nd anniversary to his loving wife, Maggie Smalley Jacobs. Fortunately, they had been able to enjoy a 50th anniversary two years ago with a smashing party at the Carriage Club. Marilynn Maye, who sang at their wedding in 1961, was able to perform for their anniversary party; and Marilyn sang their favorite song, “Make Someone Happy.”

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Albert Krashin

Albert Krashin, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died on Jan. 19, 2015, in Needham, Mass., at age 95. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at Kehilath Israel Blue Ridge Cemetery. {mprestriction ids="1,3"}He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 73 years, Helen Krashin, who passed away last January. Albert was born on Jan. 24, 1919, in Kansas City, Mo., and moved to Overland Park, Kan., in 1974. Helen and Albert moved to Framingham, Mass., 16 years ago to be close to their family.

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Estelle Robinson

Estelle Robinson, 98, of Southfield, Mich., died Jan. 13, 2015.

Estelle was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Harold Robinson; cherished mother of James Robinson and the late Carol Frank; mother-in-law of Jerome Frank; loving grandmother of Jay A. (Lisa) Homburger, Richard (Heather) Homburger, Whitney Robinson and Hunter Robinson; adoring great-grandmother of Hayden Homburger, Hudson Homburger and Charles Robinson Homburger. {mprestriction ids="1,3"}Dear aunt of Dorothy Hack, Ellen Robinson, Ronald Robinson, Jo-Anne Schimmelpfennig and Nancy Meisler. She is also survived by her devoted caregivers Sonia Sumling and Shannon Nelson.

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Donald D. Weinstein

Donald D. Weinstein, 75, Overland Park, passed away Jan. 16, 2015, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center from injuries sustained in an auto accident on Jan. 5.

Don was born in Kansas City, Mo. {mprestriction ids="1,3"}He graduated from Southwest High School, attended Kansas City University for his B.B.A and Juris Doctor Degree graduating second in his class in 1963 and finishing both programs in six years. He was a partner with Sandler, Balkin, Hellman, Weinstein & Witten until retirement in 1999.

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Ronald Mack Bushman passed away Dec. 29, 2014, at 81 years of age in California. Ron was born April 6, 1933, and raised in St. Joseph, Mo., graduating Central High School in 1950. He attended the University of Illinois earning a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and the University of Missouri receiving a Juris Doctor in law. 

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Blanche Adelman, 97, of Round Rock, Texas, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, 55th and Ditzler, Raytown, Mo. Kindly omit flowers; the family suggests that contributions be sent to: Heart to Heart Hospice of Austin, Texas, located at 4009 Banister Lane, Austin, TX 78704.

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