Obituaries

Albert Roy Serviss 1936 - 2008 Kansas City, Kan.

Services for Albert Roy Serviss, 72, of Kansas City, Kan., will be at 12:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at Porter Funeral Home, Kansas City, Kan. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kan.
Mr. Serviss died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at University of Kansas Hospital after a long year fight with lung cancer.
He was born Jan. 24, 1936, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Alice Belle (Cullison) and the Rev. John Henry Serviss.
Mr. Serviss was a 1954 graduate of Argentine High School. He attended Kansas University and Kansas City Kansas Community College. He had worked for Hanlon Chemical Co.Inc. since 1964 until currently. He was President of Hanlon Chemical, Container Supply and Olympic Ind.
He was in the air wing of the U.S. Marine Corps and was with the Special Police Force of Kansas City, Kan., for several years. He served as president of KAI, an inventors organization funded by the state of Kansas. He was a board member of the Kansas Board of Public Utilities. He was president of the Wyandotte County Fair for two terms. He danced with J Bar N Square Dance Club, belonged to Plastic Engineers Society, TOBA, Thoroughbred Owners Association, ITBOA, Iowa Thoroughbred Association, State Farm Bureau Association, Central Avenue Business Association, and German American Club. He was a precinct committeeman and attended Sunset Christian Church. He loved to travel, loved basketball, football, soccer, hockey and, most of all, racing his horses.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Peggy Leigh Hanlon Serviss, of the home; three children, Patrick William Serviss, Raytown, Mo., Sondra Jean Serviss, Kansas City, Kan., and Alva Elaine Weston, Basehor; two granddaughters; a great-grandson; and a brother, Calvin, Burnsville, Minn.
Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorials to the Wyandotte County High School Students Scholarship Fund Foundation at Security National Bank, 195th and Parallel, Kansas City, Kan.
Online condolences can be left at porterfuneralhome.com.
Arr.: Porter Funeral Home & Crematory, 1835 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan.