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Ronald David Slimak
  • December 13, 1932
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  • January 08, 2017

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Ronald David Slimak, age 84, of Orlando, Fla. died Sunday, January 8, 2017, at his home.  Born on December 13, 1932, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., son of the late Elias Alexander Slimak and the late Agnes (Chimko) Slimak.

David is survived by beloved wife, Jane (Castrignano) Slimak, of Orlando, Fla.; daughter Cheryl LeDuc and husband Ron of Orlando, Fla.; daughter Karen Blihar, of Orlando, Fla.; daughter Susan Custred of Eldersburg, Md.; and son David Slimak and wife Dawn of Orlando, Fla.  He also leaves behind grandchildren Brandice, Alicia and husband Patrick, Nicholas and wife Megan, Zachary, Levi, Gabriela, Bianca, Ronnie and Logan.  Preceded in death is his sister Zena Delores Lisowski.

David was an Eagle Boy Scout and wrestler at E. L. Meyers High School, where he won states and graduated in 1950.  He joined the U. S. Navy, was stationed on a destroyer during the Korean War for four years and received honorable discharge in 1954.  He attended Wilkes College and Penn State University for civil engineering.  He worked for Air Products and Chemicals for 20 years, which gave him the opportunity to travel and live all over the country.  He returned to his hometown, Wilkes-Barre, where he opened his own business David’s Furniture Manufacturing and later retired in Orlando, Fla.

David enjoyed fishing, hunting, football and the love of golf. He and his wife traveled to Penn State games and tailgated with friends.  He was a member and president of Ponce Country Club in Puerto Rico, member of the Wyoming Valley Country Club in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., member and president of the Ventura Country Club in Orlando, Fla., and president of the HOA board at Ventura in Orlando, Fla.  He deeply cared about people and was passionate about making a difference in the lives of everyone he met.

A memorial service will be held Friday, January 20th, at 2:00 at Saint Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 4301 S. Chickasaw Trail, Orlando, FL. 32829.  Interment with Military Honors will be held at Cape Canaveral Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations payable to the Slimak Family and mail to: Baldwin Brothers @ 1654 N Semoran Blvd. Ste. 160, Orlando, Florida  32807


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  1. 28 Jan 2017
    George Stozenski says:
    VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF DAVE'S PASSING. YOU CERTAINLY WERE A FUN COUPLE TO BE WITH. GLAD TO SEE YOU HAVE A LOT OF FAMILY NEAR BY.
    VERY SINCERELY, GEORGE & SHEILA
    A

  2. 26 Jan 2017
    Rich Maher lit a candle:
    Lit since January 26, 2017 at 1:09:04 PM

  3. 26 Jan 2017
    Rich Maher says:
    It was an honor to work for Dave, he really made a difference in my life. Thank You. Condolences to Dave Jr.,Jane, and family. All good people, which are hard to come by.

  4. 24 Jan 2017
    Karen Kempinski says:
    My deepest sympathy Jane. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. 23 Jan 2017
    Sherri Rudaski says:
    Dave was a wonderful man and a great boss. He will be greatly missed. So sorry for your loss.

  6. 22 Jan 2017
    Rob Milford says:
    Very sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Take solace in knowing that his life and legacy continues on through the wonderful family he helped create...
    RIP Mr.Slimak

  7. 21 Jan 2017
    william f. george says:
    From bill george: My deepest sympathy Jane. Iknow how much you will miss him.

  8. 21 Jan 2017
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    Lit since January 21, 2017 at 1:51:45 AM

  9. 20 Jan 2017
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  11. 20 Jan 2017
    Deborah Abriola says:
    Dear Brandice, Karen and Alicia,
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you today...and always.
    ❤❤❤.
    Love always,
    The Abriola Family

  12. 20 Jan 2017
    Deborah Abriola lit a candle:
    Lit since January 20, 2017 at 1:45:25 PM

  13. 19 Jan 2017
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    Lit since January 19, 2017 at 1:01:36 PM

  14. 19 Jan 2017
    Nancy and Carl Kemmerer says:
    We are very sorry for your loss, Jane. May he rest in peace. You and your family are in my prayers.

  15. 19 Jan 2017
    Myrna & Joe O'Brien says:
    Jane & family:
    So sorry for your loss of Dave.He certainly accomplished a great deal in his life.God Bless you and your wonderful family.
    Myrna &Joe O'Brien

  16. 19 Jan 2017
    Jim Pisarcik says:
    Jane, I am so sorry for your loss. Dave was a great person. God bless you and your family.

  17. 19 Jan 2017
    Deborah Williams says:
    Dear Cheryl and Susan:

    So sorry for your loss, know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  18. 19 Jan 2017
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  21. 19 Jan 2017
    Gloria Martinez says:
    i'm so sorry Janie for your loss. I love you and Dave. I loved working for and with you both.. I still hear all our laughter.. God bless you and your family

  22. 18 Jan 2017
    Tom and Beth Blihar lit a candle:
    Lit since January 18, 2017 at 1:38:57 PM

  23. 18 Jan 2017
    Mary.Mazonkey says:
    So sorry for loss I loved your dad.Alot of fonds memories at your house. Sending prays and hugs to you all.

  24. 18 Jan 2017
    John LEIGHTON says:
    Thoughts & prayers with the Slimak family
    John LEIGHTON
    Wilkes-barre

  25. 18 Jan 2017
    David Slimak says:
    I miss you Dad.

    Love,
    Dave

  26. 18 Jan 2017
    Rose Glass Gay says:
    Praying for all of you during this time. I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord sustain you with the wonderful memories of your dad!!

  27. 18 Jan 2017
    June Frew says:
    So sorry for your loss. Love and prayers

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