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Obituaries

Obituaries

Robert D. Souza 1961 - 2007 Overland Park

Overland Park - Services for Robert D. Souza, 46, Overland Park, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at New Haven Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Overland Park.Mr. Souza died Friday, June 22, 2007.He was born May 12, 1961, in Columbia, Mo., the son of Raymond Souza and Esperanza Porter.He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1979 and attended Pittsburg State University and completed programs in drafting, heating and refrigeration.Mr. Souza established Air Repair Plus of Overland Park and operated it until an illness forced him to stop working in 2000.He married Lisa Taylor on March 21, 1981, in Pittsburg. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include his parents, Raymond and Martha Souza, Lawrence; his birth mother, Esperanza Porter, Hot Springs Village, Ark.; a son, Michael, of the home; a daughter, Laura Souza, of the home; a brother, Richard, Summerville, S.C.; and two half-brothers, Steve and Craig Lamar.The family suggests memorials to the Children's Education Fund, sent in care of the church.