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David T. Holt

November 8, 1956 — November 5, 2022

David T. Holt, 65, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away Nov. 5, 2022, as a result of prostate cancer.


Survivors include his wife, Monta Morris; daughters Maggie (Kenny Benne), Emily (Mike Arnone), and Katie; mother Jane Holt; siblings Ann Belenky (Peter), Susan Holt (Larry Erickson), and Bob Holt. His father, Dr. Milford Holt, predeceased him.


Dave was born Nov. 8, 1956, in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. He attended high school and college in Cape Girardeau. He graduated from Duke Law School in 1978.


Dave practiced law for several years before going to work at SwissRe, work he truly enjoyed with coworkers he loved.


Dave was thoughtful, patient, and kind. He loved cats and dogs, youth sports, science fiction books, and puns. He attended every one of his daughters’ basketball and soccer games throughout their school years, and helped coach several of their teams.


He liked to remind his family that he had a college debate trophy proving that, in spite of what his daughters sometimes told him, he really was funny.


He was most proud of his family, and he made our lives immeasurably better with his calm presence, cheerful temperament, and wise counsel. “None of us are making it off this mountain,” he said once, in reference to his diagnosis, “but we will continue with style.”


We are grateful for the quality of care he received at The University of Kansas Health System and at Saint Luke’s Hospice House.


The family will hold a private service. In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting your local animal shelter or donating blood or platelets. And guys, get your PSA levels checked.






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