Terry John Breck

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Terry John Breck

Terry John Breck, 75, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away on January 22, 2019, surrounded by his family and friends.

Visitation will be 10 am with Mass at 11 am on January 29, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 11311 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS. Burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Shawnee, KS. Memorial gifts may be made in Terry's name to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research(michaeljfox.org) or the Parkinson's Foundation Heartland Chapter, 8900 State Line Rd.,  Ste. 320, Leawood, KS 66206

Terry was born at Providence Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas to Nicholas and Theresa (Humpa) Breck. He attended St. Joseph High School in Shawnee where he excelled in scholastic as well as a variety of non-sports activities.

Terry attended Rockhurst College for one year before moving on at the age of 19 to a career in the United States Navy. He stayed with the Navy for 24 years before retiring as a Master Chief Petty Officer. His specialty was naval electronics, his favorite submarine electronics. As a sharpshooter on the Naval Pistol Team, Terry garnered numerous trophies over many years. He traveled the world and his daughter, Teresa was born in Naples, Italy, in 1967 while his family was stationed there.

After his career in the Navy, Terry went to work for Lockheed Martin in customer support until he retired. There he managed a team responsible for calibrating all instrumentation on atomic submarines when in dock after returning from duty.

His hobbies growing up and through life were many. He attained Eagle Scout rank; loved any outdoor activity from camping, boating and fishing to rock climbing. He fancied collecting knives and carving the handles into beautiful unique designs. He was an excellent wood worker. Of all his hobbies, reading was his passion and stayed with him all his life. He would read anything of great depth. As a high school student he loved the Great Books of the Western World. As he grew, his passion of books led him into the love of church theology. He used to refer to his favorite author, St. Thomas Aquinas. He collected Bibles of all translations with the most beautiful bindings. Admirers of those beautiful Bibles would often become their owners. He loved his books and even more loved gifting them to his friends.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce and his father, Nicholas Breck. He is survived by his mother, Theresa; wife of 10 years, Dolores (DeMeese); brothers, Rodney of KCK and Greg (Linda) of Overland Park, KS; daughters, Teresa Maggart (Clark) and Virginia Breck; son Joseph Breck (Donna); four grandchildren, Jonathan Breck (Maria), Jared Breck, Caleb Maggart and Noah Maggart, as well as two great grandsons Jordon and Mason Terry Breck.