CAMPBELL Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, at the Wasko Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church for George P. Slanina, 78, who passed away Tuesday morning.
George was born March 26, 1933, in Campbell, the son of John and Kathryn Sedlacko Slanina and was a life long area resident.
He was a 1951 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School and went on to serve his country in the U.S. Army, where he was stationed in Germany.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church all of his life. He loved the church and its people with all his heart. George was extremely active there from his youth until his death. He was a charter member of its Legion of Mary, he belonged to the Altar & Rosary Society, Mens Club and the Infant Guild, he was also vice-president of the Sokol Branch 26 in Campbell for 50 years.
He worked at Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co., Wean United and LTV Steel.
George served Mass from his youth until his death. On Saturdays he went to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church for a one hour adoration of the Eucharist for many years.
He had a great kindness, generosity and a special sense of humor.
George leaves to cherish in his memory his sister, Mary Ann Slanina with whom he made his home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Kathryn; and his brother, Emery.
The Slanina family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive friends on Sunday afternoon, from 3 to 6 p.m.
Visit www.waskofamily.com to view this obituary and send the Slanina family condolences.
“Mary Ann~ Please accept our heartfelt condolences. George was so loved by our family and we have many, many good memories of the times we shared with him. He is with our Heavenly Father and Blessed Mother and in eternal peace. He will be missed~”
“I do not know George personally, but whenever I attended St. John's Church I saw him there and he was always friendly and cheerful. I will miss seeing him there when I attend in the future.”