Roger Dean Kadz

Roger Dean Kadz April 14, 1948 – May 12, 2022

Roger Dean Kadz passed away peacefully on May 12, 2022 after enduring ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) this last year.

Roger was born on April 14, 1948 in Los Angeles, California to Robert and Betty Kadz. He grew up in Glendale, California and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. Roger attended University of Redlands where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration.

Not long after, he married “the girl next door,” Leslie Jones, and they started a wonderful life together. He enjoyed a successful career in Banking which led him to work on projects across the country. He moved his family from California to North Carolina, to Las Vegas, and then to Reno where he lived the last 30 years.

Roger enjoyed connecting with people and especially loved helping them with financing to start or grow a business. His smile was infectious and he was always good to help people feel included.

He was a member of the National Guard, served on boards of various kinds and was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Roger had a love for family history and was the safe keeper of many family heirlooms and artifacts. He was also known for his musical talents on the piano and organ, his love of classic cars, and his indulgence of Oreos, Diet Coke and McDonald’s. He loved to make his famous chocolate chip cookies and deliver them to people.

Roger is preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Betty Kadz.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Leslie (Jones) Kadz; his four children, Alliy Sahagun (Jared,) Lisa Aland (Troy,) JT Kadz (Alison,) and Christie Anderson (Scott;) his 13 grandchildren – Taylor, Riley, Dakota, Jakob, Rylan, Addy, Jace, Brynlee, Jack, Marlowe, James, Ethan and Owen; his brother John Kadz and sister Sue Brakovich; his aunt, cousins, and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as many dearly loved friends who were like family.

Roger’s life will be celebrated on Saturday, May 21, 2022, with a visitation from 10-10:45 am and service from 11 am – Noon, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Robb Drive Chapel, 2050 Robb Drive, Reno, Nevada.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the ALS Nevada Chapter –

May we always smile and keep doing our best as Roger did. We are so blessed to have known and loved him.

2 Comments. Leave new

  • Blair Brakovich
    May 20, 2022 5:45 am

    This is beautiful Lisa. Thank you for sharing. I will miss him greatly and my heart goes out to your family. Love you

  • Mary Henderson
    May 20, 2022 7:45 am

    That was beautiful and u did good. I loced his smile and he was always happy. Dee and I had so many good times with him and Leslie and what beautiful memories we made. Love u all and prayers sent to the family


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