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Slanczka, Richard “Ric” J.

Slanczka, Richard “Ric” J.

April 6, 1956 — January 16, 2021

Richard "Ric" Joseph Slanczka, 64, of Liberty, MO, passed away unexpectedly on January 16, 2021.

Ric was born April 6, 1956, in Elyria, Ohio, the younger of two children of Anthony Joseph and Selma (Naylor) Slanczka. He grew up in Elyria, Ohio and graduated from Elyria Catholic High School. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Akron. Ric was united in marriage to Elizabeth "Liz" Richardson on November 30, 1985, in Akron, and they were the blessed parents of three sons.

In 1997, Ric and his family moved to Liberty, MO where he helped design his family’s new home. His career included serving on the Akron City Council, work for Time Warner, his own business ConnecTech, Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative, North Kansas City Hospital and Jones Lang LaSalle. Recently, Ric was a Facility Manager in Riverside for CBRE.

Ric was a member of the Church of the Annunciation in Kearney, MO. He was the proud father of three Eagle Scouts and an Honorary Warrior in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, 2015 President of Kansas City Area Healthcare Engineers, a skilled poker player, an avid camper, and a wonderful cook.

Ric's parents preceded him in death. He leaves his wife of 35 years, Liz; sons, Evan Slanczka (Sarah Payne), Ryan Slanczka (Amber) and Kelland Slanczka; granddaughter, Evelyn Mae Slanczka; sister, Denise Pizzuti, and other family members and friends.

Ric worked diligently to avoid COVID during the pandemic, so to honor his memory and limit risk to others, a private service will be held. When working and driving with his sons for his business, they would often listen to public radio programs. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the KCUR donation page in Ric’s name.

Service Information

Ric worked diligently to avoid COVID during the pandemic, so to honor his memory and limit risk to others, a private service will be held. When working and driving with his sons for his business, they would often listen to public radio programs. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the KCUR donation page in Ric’s name.

Slanczka, Richard “Ric” J.'s Guestbook

Such a great guy and kind soul. I am sorry you are having to endure such a huge loss. Prayers and healing light coming your way. Love you all.

JoAnn Rose

Liz, I’m so sorry friend! I am praying for you and the boys as you navigate this difficult time. May the Lord give you peace and comfort as only He can.

Isaac and Teresa Keeler

Going to miss you friend! Thinking of you often Liz. ♥

Ed Richardson

Ric was such a wonder guy! So kind, thoughtful, helpful. We always enjoyed our time with you family. He was such a huge support helping Price get his Eagle Scout. He will be greatly missed! Love ya Liz, Paul, Bev, Paige and Price, Allison and Baylor

The Carter family

Ric was such a great guy! Loved his smile, energy, laughter and his kind spirit. He will be missed for sure.

Paul and Bev Carter

I'm so sorry for your loss Ric was a great guy proud to have called him a friend, he will indeed be missed.

Scott Spillman

Liz, so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

Beverly Hunter

Dear Liz, My heart breaks for your loss. We only met Ric once, but enjoyed his company and looked forward to many more get-togethers with you and him. If it wasn't for Covid, we would have been able to accomplish many of these get-togethers this past year. I hope the memories you hold in your heart help you through this most difficult time. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Cathy and Mark Grussing

Ric was a great friend boss and coworker he will be greatly missed

Paul and Tracy Brown

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