Vincent Michael “Mike” Aquino

Vincent Michael “Mike” Aquino, age 61, of Kansas City, MO passed away on January 22, 2016 at home, surrounded by family, from his battle with cancer.  A visitation will be held Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 6:00 PM at Heartland Cremation & Burial, Raytown, MO.  Funeral mass will be held Friday, January 29, 2016 at 9:30 AM at Redemptorist Catholic Church, Kansas City, MO.  Burial following the mass will be at Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, MO.

Mr. Aquino was born March 23, 1954 in Kansas City, MO to Patricia Aquino and Pedro Hernandez.

Mike was lovingly raised by his grandmother, Sunny Railey, on Kansas City’s westside, where he never strayed too far.

With the same circle of friends and by a destined chance he found his wife, Loretta Valdiviez, which he married on November 23, 1974.  Mike enjoyed things in life, especially playing softball for the MOB, for several years with family and friends.  Mike received his certification for body repairman from Kansas City’s Manpower Program, which began his career as a repairman for Kansas City Public Works Body Shop.  After a near fatal accident on December 24, 1991, he was forced to retire.  He continued to work at The Body Shop behind the Valdiviez family restaurant, The Busy Bee, at 18th and Locust, where he fixed family and friends’ vehicles, enjoyed hanging out with buddies, and where there was always a good time and cold beers.  Mike was a perfectionist when it came to his bodywork and automotive skills.  He loved his family; you could see it in his eyes.  He was taken away too soon by a fight with cancer that he couldn’t win.

Wherever Mike could be found there was a party and always a good time.  He enjoyed concerts, cook-outs with family and friends and his prized possessions-his grandchildren.  You could always count on Mike for a helping hand and good laugh.

Mike will be truly missed and never forgotten.  His legacy lives on in his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and very fond memories.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Senovia “Sunny” Railey; maternal grandfather, Guadelupe Aquino, Sr.; paternal grandparents, Soledad and Inocente Hernandez; father, Pedro Hernandez; two younger sisters, Deborah and Pamela Kirk; and a great-grandson, Lorenzo Orozco-Estrada. He also leaves behind his siblings; brothers David Haynes, Danny Hernandez, sisters, Angie Hernandez and Tina Davis and brother-in-law Scott Davis and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

He is survived by his maternal grandfather, Bill Railey; his mother, Patricia Requenes; step-mother, Barbara Hernandez; wife, Loretta Aquino, of the home; oldest son, Joseph Orozco; oldest daughter, Catherine Marie “Cathy” Aquino; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa “Tesa” and Larry Pennington; son, Vincent Michael “Mikey” Aquino; son and fiance, Salvador Aquino, Sr. and Heather Guengerich; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Cynthia, Denine, Julian, Angel and Corrina Orozco, Jaime, Gabriel and Selena Rodriguez, Micheal Anthony, Jordon and Sicily Aquino, Chloe, Salvador, Jr. and Castiel Aquino, and Maurizio Gonzalez, all of Kansas City, MO.




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  1. Annie.magana on January 27, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Sorry for the loss. He was a good friend from way back with the family. A lot of memories we all have. He will be greatly miss

  2. Deanna Fridell on January 27, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you in your time of need and surround you with family and love.

  3. chrissy gregath on January 27, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    Mike “dad” Aquino will be missed greatly I carry great childhood memories. Love to all the family.

  4. Diana Snow on January 28, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    My deepest sympathy to the Aquino Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your Loved One. God has called a great man to come home.

  5. carlos (bo) valdivia on January 28, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    my friend.i will miss you and always remember you and have you in my heart. love my brother.

  6. Rick on February 2, 2016 at 1:34 am

    Hey Brother, I LOVE you forever, we will meet at “The Moment of Truth” in Heaven, PS: Put a good word in for me to JESUS!

  7. Sylvia Rivas Rojo on February 6, 2016 at 12:28 am

    Dear family I’m so blessed to have the memories that me and Michael had together all he ever talk about was his kids & grandchildren. At his services I tried to tell everyone the best moment I had with him, we went to see grandma & grandpa Hernandez who we loved so much, when we pulled up Michael begin to cry all he talked about was uncle joe & how much he loved him & he never stop crying until we drove away

  8. Sylvia Rivas Rojo on February 6, 2016 at 12:48 am

    To Loretta and children, I’m so sorry for your loss, my mother loved her nephew so much, their will be a prayer held during mass in California. With all our love aunt Mary Rivas, Sylvia and family.???? All my mother ever talks about are the memories she had of Michael & Danny Hernandes

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