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Scott Thomas Charbonneau

June 10, 1968 — April 8, 2024

Kansas City, Missouri

Scott Thomas Charbonneau was born on June 10, 1968, in Englewood, California. At only two weeks old, being an already budding Chiefs fan, he moved to Kansas City where he thoroughly preferred being a Midwesterner spending his life between Kansas and Missouri. He spent his early childhood playing red-light-green-light and flashlight tag, chasing fireflies, mowing a too-big-yard, and riding his Green Machine around his 148th Street Neighborhood with his sisters and neighborhood friends. It was here under the watchful eye of his dad that he learned how to fish, water ski, roof a garage, restore a car, and pick out the world’s most perfect cat who he named Goose. It was also here that he learned the value of hard work and a penny-saved-is-a penny earned from his mother. He would want you to know the value of a family taco night and a Sunday steak-night dinner. He would remind you, that while playing croquet with his whole family, the goal was not only to win, but to launch another’s ball as far as possible.

Before moving on to one of the best times in his life at Rockhurst College, he would be shy to tell you, but you will not be surprised to learn, that at only fifteen he became one of the youngest managers at Burger King while simultaneously working at an automotive body shop. With more than a gentle nudge from his parents, Scott hung up his manager’s badge and enrolled at Rockhurst where he immediately took to the college social life. One of Scott’s greatest attributes is networking and making friends, and good friends he did make. He joined the ranks of the TKE fraternity where it didn’t take long for him to become Social Chair, a job to which he was most definitely suited. While his parties were always fun, it was during the TKE years when he cemented lifelong friends who were always able to count on Scott, and he on them.

After graduation, he was blessed to join the Newsam Harp family where he began what would become a more than 30-year career in the insurance-adjusting industry where he likely helped thousands of people recover from home and business disasters as well as become a mentor and leader to many colleagues, a favorite part of his job.

Finally, we get to the very best part of Scott’s life. By way of being a leader at the Jaycees, a philanthropic and professional-development organization, he found his CJ, with whom he built an incredible life and marriage of more than 24 years. CJ and Scott took a page out of his parents’ playbook, and became a team, supporting and loving each other in life, friendship, parenting, fun, and even sickness. Together they raised sweet, wonderful children, Bailey, and Thomas. Scott loved all of them fiercely and well. As a natural teacher, he enjoyed sharing his expertise and time with them especially in things involving commitment, loyalty, finances, automobiles, hard work, sports, and most importantly sharing what it looks like to be a good father and husband who loved his wife and children immensely.

In addition to his caring wife, CJ, his wonderful children, Bailey and Thomas, Scott will be more than missed by his mother, Patricia, who, while never admitting it, favored him among her children and loved him dearly. He will be missed by his two sisters, Joy and Julie, who will always think each was his favorite, his many friends, his dogs Frida and Maize and his 1966 Pontiac GTO. We can’t forget that he was also loved by his awesome in-laws and nieces and nephews. He is welcomed to his heavenly home by his father, Thomas Charbonneau who not only loved having a son, but loved Scott like he deserved to be loved.

Please join us to celebrate Scott’s life at:

Saint Thomas More Catholic Church

11822 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO. 64131

Monday, April 15, 2024

Visitation: 9:30-11:00am

Mass: 11:00

Lunch to follow at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

The TKE Kappa Nu Chapter Student Scholarship and Chapter fund because his fellow TKE brothers showed Scott unconditional love.  Donate to Kappa Nu Chapter

Donate to Kappa Nu Chapter

The Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, because it is full of angels who cared so well for both Scott and his father when they departed.(please select Tribute Gift)  Make a Donation - Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care

Make a Donation - Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care


TKE Kappa Nu Chapter Student Scholarship and Chapter fund

Kansas Palliative & Hospice Care
6828 Silverheel St, Shawnee KS 66226
Tel: 1-913-353-6525

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Monday, April 15, 2024

9:30 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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St. Thomas More Parish Kansas City

11822 Holmes Road
Kansas City, MO 64131

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, April 15, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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St. Thomas More Parish Kansas City

11822 Holmes Road
Kansas City, MO 64131

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