Joseph Slogik, 83, of Braceville, entered peacefully into eternal life on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 3:11 p.m. in University Hospitals of Cleveland following a battle with cancer.
Joe was born Thursday, August 15, 1935 in Coal Center, Washington County, Pennsylvania the son of the late Dimitri “Mickey” and Mary Sawayda Slogik.
He was a 1953 graduate of California High School in Pennsylvania and moved to Ohio after serving in the Army.
A veteran of the United States Army, Joe was enlisted during the Vietnam War as a radio operator. During his service he played baseball and received the Good Conduct Medal and an honorable discharge on March 16, 1960.
Joe was employed with Copperweld Steel Company in Champion as a Mill Operator and retired in 1992 after 38 years of service.
He was a member of St. John Russian Orthodox Church in California, Pennsylvania. Joe was a member of the Warren Moose and the Warren Slovak Club. He was an avid golfer; having received two holes-in-one. He enjoyed playing baseball, had a nack for gardening and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates and Penguins fan and enjoyed bowling.
He leaves his wife the former Carolyn Rose whom he married on April 7, 1973; a daughter Tamara (Tim) Middleton of Warren; a brother Steve (Gloria) Slogik of Altoona, PA; and four grandchildren who affectionately referred to him as “Papa” Tyler W. Booze, Michael J. Greene, Virginia A. Booze and Jacob T. Greene.
Besides his parents, Joe was preceded in death by a daughter Theodora “Teddy” Booze, son-in-law Troy W. Booze and a brother George Slogik.
Family will receive friends on Monday, August 12, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home.
An Order of Christian Burial Service will take place on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Fr. Francis Katrinak as celebrant.
Entombment will take place in Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna Twp. with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions take the form of donations in Joe’s name to Crossroads Hospice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road, NE, Warren, Ohio 44483, 330-394-6200. Dedicated To Serving Your Loved Ones. This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to www.statonborowskifuneralhome.com.
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