Harry J. Slezewski

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Harry J. Slezewski, 93, died peacefully Friday, May 4, 2018, at Country Villa in Pulaski with his family at his side. The son of Frank and Stella (Jurecki) Slezewski was born April 17, 1925, in Pulaski. Harry was a U.S. Army veteran, and had served during World War II. On August 27, 1949, he married Theresa Kasper at SS. Edward and Isidore Church in Flintville. The couple met while Harry was the driver of Theresa’s school bus. Harry later worked for the post office in Pulaski. In 1952, Harry and his brother-in-law, Anton Ladowski, founded S&L Motors. Harry always enjoyed the many good conversations with his customers over the years. In 1995, the family sold the business.

Harry was a member of Assumption B.V.M. Parish, where he belonged to the Holy Name Society. He liked helping with the parish produce wagon and completed a lot of maintenance projects at the church. He also was a member of the American Legion Post #337, Pulaski.

Harry was an avid woodworker and gardener. He liked a good card game, and could often be found talking smart with his friends. Harry was a pilot, and appreciating flying around the countryside.

Survivors include one son, Tom (Patty) Slezewski, Random Lake, one daughter, Susan (Ray) Riesterer, Hobart, and one daughter-in-law, Jean Slezewski, Pulaski; grandchildren: Stacy, Maureen, and Roberta, Alexander and Maggie, Jennifer; step-grandchildren: Tracy, Kim, and Kelly; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Frank (Barbara) Slezewski; one sister, Marian Kroll; one sister-in-law, Judy Smith; special friend, Dorothy Mroczynski; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa; son, Steven Slezewski; an infant great-granddaughter; five brothers: John (Stephi), Bill (Emma), Tony, Daniel (Lorraine), and Edward (Shirley) Slezewski; three sisters: Frances Slezewski, Margaret (Robert) Chars and Eleanore Wentland; two brothers-in-law, Anton Ladowski and Walter Kroll.

The Funeral Mass was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Assumption B.V.M. Church in Pulaski, with Fr. Patrick Gawrylewski, O.F.M. presiding. Burial followed in the parish cemetery with military honors by the Pulaski Area Veterans.