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Josephine K. (King) Slekar

March 22, 1938 ~ January 1, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Josephine Slekar Obituary

Josephine K. Slekar (King), died on January 1, 2024. She was born March 22, 1938, in West Homestead to the late Martin and Josephine (Lizik) King. She graduated from Homestead Highschool and the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in education, and taught several generations of Steel Valley students, with over 40 years of service. Josephine was an active member of the St. Elias Byzantine Catholic Church, where she coordinated religious education for over 50 years. In her spare time, she loved gardening, collecting junk, and playing the slots at the Rivers Casino. 

Josephine was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Eugene Slekar; her brother, Leonard King; and sister, Marlene Vamos. She is survived by her children, Mark (Robin) Slekar, Chris (Molly) Slekar, and Mellissa (Jeff) Miller; along with eight grandchildren, Myers (Brittany) Miller, Hannah (Daniel) Shepherd, Charles (Shelby) Miller, Olivia (fiancé, Theodore Cecotti) Miller, Kyrie Miller, Michal (Katie) Slekar, Brandon Slekar and Jarrett Slekar; and five great-grandchildren, Myers Miller Jr., Toby Miller, Annie Miller, Patch Shepherd, and Montana Slekar. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Donald (Diane) Slekar. 

Her family and friends will miss her sharp wit and limitless curiosity. The Rivers Casino will miss her too! 

Family and friends will be received at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main Street, Munhall on Thursday, January 4th, from 2-8 PM, with a Panachida Service at 7 PM.  A Funeral Service will be Friday, January 5th, 10 AM, at St. Elias Byzantine Catholic Church, Munhall. Interment will follow at St. Elias Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, West Mifflin.

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January 4, 2024

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Panachida Service

January 4, 2024

7:00 PM
Panachida Service

Funeral Service
January 5, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Elias Byzantine Catholic Church
4200 Homestead-Duquesne Road
Munhall, Pennsylvania 15120


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