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Mr. David Slavin

September 8, 1954 ~ May 6, 2022 (age 67)

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David Layne Slavin, 67 walked on May 6, 2022 at North Kansas City Hospital in Kansas City Missouri.  He was born on September 8,1954 in Falls City Nebraska to Roy and Julia Ann Messinger Slavin. 

David grew up in Hiawatha Kansas.  He graduated from Park Hill High School in Parkville Missouri in 1973. After high school David joined the United States Navy on July 6,1973 serving for 4 years during the Vietnam era.  He was honorably discharged July 5, 1977 achieving the rank of IC2.  After military service he attended Park University in Parkville Missouri where he received a bachelors degree in Communications.  His career as an electrician took him many places most notably working for Trans-World Airlines, and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad.  He retired in 2021 after 28 years of service to BNSF.

David was an avid Kansas City sports fan for both Royals and Chiefs, as well as supporting his children in their chosen sports of gymnastics and rugby.  He loved music; playing guitar from his early days in college to playing as part of the musical ministries of St. Monica’s Church.

David was preceded in death by his father Roy Vern Slavin; He is survived by his children Joshua and Eve-Vella of Kansas City Missouri, his brother Rodney of San Diego Ca, his sister Verna of Shawnee Oklahoma, many nieces and nephews; and a host of relatives and friends.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to North Kansas City Hospital’s Palliative Care team and St. Monica’s Catholic Church.

Funeral Service will be held Thursday, May 12, 2022, 10:00am at St. Monica's. Interment Leavenworth National Cemetery, LVNKS. Visitation will be from 9am-10am at the church. Service conducted by Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Funeral Chapel.  In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to St. Monica’s Catholic Church. Condolences may be left on David’s online guestbook at: 

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May 12, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
St. Monica Catholic Church 1616 Paseo Blvd

Funeral Service
May 12, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Monica Catholic Church 1616 Paseo Blvd

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