Michael “Mike” L. Slivinski passed away at the age of 87 at home in Maitland, Fl. Born in Linden, N.J. to Maryon (Mike) and Mary A. (Stalowski) Slivinski. Mike was a Navy Veteran of WW II. He was employed by GAF Corporation for 42 years, retiring in 1989.
Mike was an active parishioner of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church in Linden where he was Captain of the Parish Ushers and past President of the Holy Name Society. He was a 4th degree Knight and Past Grand Knight of the Linden Knights of Columbus, Council #2859. He organized many trips for the church with the most memorable being the trip to the Vatican where he had a private audience with Pope John Paul II. Polish American World newspaper voted him as their Citizen of the Year in 1988. He was a 1989 Grand Marshal of the Gen. Casimir Pulaski Memorial Parade on 5th Ave in NYC. Mike was a member of many political, patriotic, civic, veterans and fraternal organizations.
Mike was predeceased by his wife, Jean. He is survived by 2 children, daughter Andrea (Ernie) Cooper of Maitland, Fl. and son, Michael (Cheryl) R. Slivinski of South River, NJ; 4 grandchildren- grandsons Jonathan Cooper (Jo-Ann), Michael A. Slivinski (Melissa), Steven Slivinski, granddaughter, Shannon Slivinski and great-grandson Anthony Slivinski.
Visitation will be on Saturday, November 15th, 2014 from 9 – 10 AM followed by a funeral mass at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church, Linden, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Hospice of the Comforter – 480 West Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, Fl. 32714
Arrangements entrusted to Krowicki McCracken Funeral Home, 2124 East St. Georges Ave., Linden (908)352-9190.
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