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Mr. Andrew J. Slavish, 66, formerly of Empire Street, Wilkes-Barre, fell asleep in the Lord unexpectedly Saturday morning at his residence in Luzerne.
Born May 29, 1951 in Wilkes-Barre, Andy was a son to the late Andrew and Pauline (Babuscak) Slavish. Educated in the city schools, he was a graduate of the G.A.R. Memorial High School, Wilkes-Barre.
Following his formal education, Mr. Slavish proudly served our country with the United States Army, and remained very active with the local Army Reserves, 365th Engineering Battalion, Headquarters Company over the years. At the time of his retirement, he realized over twenty-five years of service, earning the rank of Sergeant First Class. He was the recipient of the National Defense Medal with service star for active duty during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
Until his retirement, he was employed by the White Haven Center, White Haven as a residential aid for many years. Prior to that, Andy worked with the former Muskin Pools Company of Wilkes-Barre, prior to its closure.
He was a lifetime member of Holy Assumption of Saint Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, North Wilkes-Barre.
Andy was tragically preceded in death by his son Jason C. Slavish in an industrial accident on March 24, 2012, and more recently by his beloved wife, the former Carol Ann Wasinda Slavish on June 2, 2016. At the time of her passing, the couple shared forty-three years of married life together.
Left to make sense of his passing and cherish his memory are his loving daughter, Melissa Remakus, her husband Mike and their children Alexa and Zander also of Luzerne; His brother, Thomas Slavish and his wife Kim of Moscow; Brother-in-law, John Wasinda and his wife Beverly of Sarasota, FL; Sister-in-law, Cindy Price of Dallas; Several nieces, nephews, fellow reservists and dear friends.
Funeral services for Andy will be conducted on Friday morning with Panachida at 9:30 a.m. from the North Wilkes-Barre location of the John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., 625 North Main Street, followed by the Office of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in Holy Assumption of Saint Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, 695 North Main Street. The Reverend Michael Kerestes, pastor will serve as celebrant and homilist.
Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow next to his wife and son in the parish cemetery, Lake Street, Dallas.
Relatives and friends may join his daughter and family for visitation and remembrances Thursday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of floral tributes, Andy’s family would be humbled if those contemplating a monetary donation in his memory, kindly consider the American Cancer Society, 712 South Keyser Avenue, Taylor, PA 18517.
American Cancer Society
712 South Keyser Avenue, Taylor PA 18517