Thomas "Tom" Chesbrough, 62, of Punta Gorda, FL, peacefully passed away on June 09, 2022 surrounded by loved ones, after a courageous battle with sarcoma.
Tom was born on July 02, 1959 to William R Chesbrough and Eleanor J Kluender in the bustling city of Elgin, IL. After Tom graduated from Elgin High School in 1978. He enjoyed playing sports in high school including baseball, basketball and football. He pursued degrees in Computer Science, Business Management and Economics at Northern Illinois University. He received his Masters in Business Administration in 1987 and his Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter designation in 1998. After graduation, he worked in Insurance Technology and Software for 43 years. Tom was considered a pioneer and thought leader in Business Intelligence. He spoke at numerous industry forums and authored feature articles and a chapter in an industry handbook. He also appeared on television programs and served on several technology advisory councils. In 2002, he married Debra Kressig in Overland Park, KS. Tom's primary passion was spending time with those he loved. He loved to travel to and with family to make memories. He enjoyed golfing, boating, fishing, guys poker, time with friends, and was passionate about sports. Tom had a playful relationship with his dogs, Bosley and currently Hunter.
Tom was predeceased by his parents William and Eleanor Chesbrough. He is survived by his loving wife, Debra, Daren Chesbrough (Christine) Grandson Henry Thomas Chesbrough, Leah Gentry (Jack), Ezra Goodrich. He is also survived by his brother, William Chesbrough (Suzy).
Services will be held at United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS on August 27 at 1pm. A celebration of life will follow, details to follow. A second celebration of life will be held in Florida with our beloved neighbors on Redfish Cove in the fall. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Sarcoma Foundation of America https://www.cure….