Christopher "Chris" Lynn Luchey
April 16, 1985 – May 9, 2019
Christopher “Chris” Lynn Luchey of Dallas, Texas passed away on May 9, 2019 at the age of 34. He was born on April 16, 1985 to Victoria and Jeffrey Luchey in Akron, Ohio. As the saying goes, Chris wasn’t born in Texas, but he got here as fast as he could and always thought of himself as a true Texan. Chris graduated from Carroll Senior High School in Southlake, Texas in May 2003. After graduating from high school, Chris attended the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. He completed his education at the University of Texas Austin in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, with a concentration in Statistics, Probability and Data Analysis. Once out of college, Chris began his employment with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Client Team Lead in the Master Limited Partnership group. Most recently, Chris consulted for Slalom as a Data Systems Engineer.
True to his Texas “roots”, Chris was an avid sports fan and never missed a Dallas Cowboys, Mavericks or Texas Longhorns game. With his sister graduating from Texas A&M the same year, it was a “House Divided” and made for some interesting Longhorns vs. Aggies football games. Outside of sports, Chris was a food connoisseur and loved cooking and tasting eclectic foods, especially sushi. He loved to watch movies of all genres, listening to classic rock and classical music, and playing chess and backgammon. Chris collected Magic Cards since childhood and attended numerous tournaments throughout his life. He was a lover of outdoors, especially when camping with friends, surfing, ocean kayaking, or just hanging out at the lake or pool.
Chris is lovingly remembered by his parents, sister Brittany Turney and husband Matthew, grandfather and step-grandmother Richard and Betty Sposito, aunts and uncles Dr. Richard and Janet Sposito, Gina Sposito, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Luchey, and several cousins and a large extended family. He is preceded in death by his grandmothers Joan Sposito and Lila Luchey, grandfather Peter Luchey, and uncle Donald Luchey.
A Celebration of Chris’s Life will be held from 6:00 to 8:00pm on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the Foust & Son Funeral Home at 523 S. Main Street, Grapevine, Texas 76051.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in Chris’s honor to the National Pancreas Foundation –https://pancreasfoundation.org.
“The song is ended, but the melody lingers on…” – Irving Berlin
Celebration of Life
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
JE Foust & Son Funeral Home
523 S Main St
Christopher "Chris" Lynn Luchey
May 20, 2019
I did not know Chris as well as my son by any means, however I had lunch with him and Rob several times. As my son stated, Chris was such an intelligent and handsome kid. I remember going to a mavericks game with Robert and Chris, and speaking about history and linguistics which are two subject matter areas I have always been interested in; it was clear Chris was a very smart and respectful young man.
Chris was a dear friend to my son as well. Robert is taking it hard, they spent a lot of time together.
My heart goes out to Chris's family. He may no longer be with us in physical form, but his spirit will always be honored by his close friends and family.
Robert Durk Sr.
May 15, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss Uncle Jeff, Aunt Vickie and Brittany. He was such a sweet guy. He will always be remembered. May you rest in paradise Chris!! Love you all
May 15, 2019
We moved to Southlake a little after the Luchey family. We all moved from Colorado and had white Volvo wagons. We became instant friends. Chris was a little guy then. Our kids would babysit Chris and his sister. Chris always had a big smile and he was so sweet and easy to be around. Even after we moved, he friended us on Facebook. Zach, our son, was his private swim coach helping him achieve his swimming goals. Chris was a brilliant young man who will be missed by many. Rest In Peace Chris.
May 14, 2019
We met the Luchey’s in 1991 as we moved into Southridge Lakes and became best friends. Our daughter was older and babysat for Chris and Brittany. They just moved out of our neighborhood a few months ago and we miss them but we have remained friends for over 20+ years and shared our ups and downs. Both my husband and I feel their pain and share in their loss
May 14, 2019
Chris was a brilliant man who knew more than I ever will about mathematics, computer science, history, the natural sciences, linguistics, sports trivia- he was the most intelligent person in my age group I have known in my lifetime. More importantly, he was a great friend and human being. Like a true friend, he told you what you needed to hear, not what you wanted to hear. In my life I needed that t times, but Chris never just "walked away" he was a loyal friend until the end. He will be in my heart, always.
I first met Chris when I moved to Southlake, TX from London, England where I was an expatriate while my Father worked in international marketing and sales. Honestly, it was a culture shock. Chris was the first person to be a real friend to me and make me feel at home. We became especially close on a school sponsored trip to Western Europe where we got to see the places we were learning about in AP Western Civilization.
From then on, we were life long friends. We both attended the University of Texas at Austin and were roommates for part of our time there. For the last 5 years or so we both lived in Dallas and watched every Cowboys game together, and had endless debates about sports and politics. Chris and I played countless games of cards and ping pong. My time with Chris was precious and he will always have a place in my heart.
My heart goes out to his parents Jeffrey and Victoria, as well as his sister Brittany. They were a loving family to Chris and I know they will miss him until they meet their son and brother again in eternity.
Love you Chris, miss you already brother, only the good die young.
Robert D. Durk