Sunday, August 16, 2020

Kansas City Remembers Tino Camacho

A stalwart and beloved denizen of Kansas City's Latino community recently passed.

Tino was a tireless activist, Renaissance man, and Catholic faith community volunteer. We were always happy to see him at metro protests and local Latino events. Throughout Kansas City, he served as an advocate, mentor and friend to a great many people.

Here's his obituary that was sent our way along with a favorite photo of Tino on the streets advocating for his community. We pause for just a moment to remember a very kind and faithful denizen of our community.

Florentino Camacho Jr. R.I.P.

Florentino “Tino” Camacho, Jr. passed away peacefully on August 11, 2020. Visitation 10am Tuesday, August 18th at St. John Francis Regis Parish, 8941 James A. Reed Rd, Kansas City, MO followed by a rosary at 10:30am and Mass of Christian Burial at 11am. Entombment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Regis Church and Academy.

Tino was born September 23, 1948 in Laredo, TX to Florentino, Sr. and Maria de los Angeles Sosa. Tino made a career being a salesman. He was a community activist and advocate for those who have been treated unfairly or unjustly. He was a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and an active member of St. John Francis Regis Parish. Tino was a proud father and grandfather. He was his grandchildren’s biggest fan and supporter of their goals and dreams. Tino is survived by his wife of 50 years, Katherine Camacho; children, Florentino “Tino” Camacho, III and wife Nikki, Fabian Camacho and wife Jean, Regina Klepikow and husband Jason; grandchildren, Michael Camacho, Alyssa Bushman and husband Grant, Natalya Klepikow, Brooke Camacho, Mia Eakins and Angel Camacho; great granddaughter, Victoria Jean Bushman; sisters, Maria Elena Macal, Rosa Macal, Sylvia Martinez and Alicia Mendez. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Nick Camacho and infant Antonio Camacho.

Vaya con Dios