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Dureka, Christopher “Tom”

Dureka, Christopher “Tom”

December 12, 1973 — December 14, 2021

Christopher Thomas "Tom" Dureka, 48, of the Kansas City Northland, passed away December 14, 2021, at North Kansas City Hospital with loved ones at his side.

Tom was born December 12, 1973, in Fort Ord, California, the younger of two sons of Paul Patrick Dureka, Jr. and Carrol Lee (Holmes) Dureka. His parents preceded him in death.

Tom graduated from Raytown South High School and received his Associate's degree from Maple Woods Community College. He worked as a Supervisor of Surveillance for Bally's Casino in Kansas City.

Tom was united in marriage to Michelle Stephanie Becker on June 26, 2000, and they have three daughters: Hannah (15), Serra (13) and Leia (9). Tom also leaves his brother, Paul Patrick Dureka III and his wife Leonor, as well as other family and friends.

Visitation for friends and family will be held from 4-6 pm Saturday, December 18, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Toys for Tots or to the United Way.

Service Information

Visitation for friends and family will be held from 4-6 pm Saturday, December 18, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Toys for Tots or to the United Way.

Dureka, Christopher “Tom”'s Guestbook

We are so sorry for your loss. Tom and you shared such a wonderful marriage. Prayers, love, hugs and thought are with you and your family.

Barbara Brady

I am so sorry for your loss. Tom was such an amazing person from a young age to being an adult. Words cannot explain how sorry I am for your family. His mom & dad had nicknamed him “Tropper”. He was loved and adored by many and will be truly missed.

Lynda Dureka

All of us will miss your smile and bright outlook on life, you were a very special Son-In-Law to me. You were an unlimited support for my daughter Michelle, and for your daughters, my grand-daughters, Hannah, Serra and Leia. Praying for the family to find strength, knowing that you will be watching over them always.

Patricia Becker

I knew Tom in surveillance when I was working in table games, slots and security for almost 20 years. I taught several surveillance dealer classes and I can still remember when Tom attended my class. It was at my dealers' school in NKC and it would have been I think in 2002 or 2003? Tom was a very bright and funny guy. He adored his daughters and was strongly faithful to the love of his life, his wife. I admired his devotion to his family and his work. I concerned him a friend beyond just work time and I always enjoyed seeing him. I did find it touching that he recently sent me an email that had a very personal message to me about my recent promotion. His kind words will not be forgotten. Tom will not be forgotten and I hope that he looks down on all of us with pride and his blessings. You will be missed Tom.....God bless, Troy

Troy Davis

Patricia - I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Diane Olmsted, Family Court

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