OBITUARY: Kevin Kent Pfeifer

Kevin Kent Pfeifer passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at the age of 67.

Kevin was born on Dec. 20, 1954, into the loving family of Betty and Simon Pfeifer, where he had three sisters and a brother.

Growing up, Kevin enjoyed playing baseball, fishing and hunting. After graduating from Kapaun Mt. Carmel, Kevin went on to follow his passion for baseball and became an outstanding pitcher in the National Baseball Congress. Shortly after, Kevin began working for Godfather’s Pizza, which inspired him to start his own business. In 1978, Kevin developed Gambino’s Pizza in Parsons and helped family members and several associates into the business. Over the next several years, Gambino’s expanded with another 25 franchised stores.

During that time, Kevin fell in love and married Valerie Delfin and went on to raise his boys. With the persistent spirit of a true entrepreneur, Kevin continued to open other pizza concepts with the final one being Kilroy’s Pizza in Sedgwick 27 years ago. This was his final business, which he passed down to his sons. His legacy will live on as a devoted father of three and stepfather to two, all of them boys and a warmhearted “Papa” to four grandchildren. He will always be remembered for his friendly conversation, generosity and general fervor for life.

He is survived by sisters, Deanna Cartwright, Vicki Humphrey and Maria Seiler; brother, Daniel Pfeifer; sons, Joshua, Mike and Christopher Pfeifer; and stepsons, Jeremy Pfeifer and Jason Satterfield.

Viewing was from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday, July 26, at Downing & Lahey West Mortuary. The Rosary was at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 26, and the Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 27, both at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Share tributes online at

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