Alma “Jean” Slavin (nee Palencher), 83, of Elyria, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014 surrounded by close family members, at Abbewood of Elyria, following a long battle from Alzheimer’s. Jean was born on March 20, 1931 in German Township, Pennsylvania and lived most of her life for 60 years in Elyria.
Jean was employed by Moen Group (Stanadyne) as an assembler/inspector for 31 years, she also was a representative with the Moen Credit Union. She was a member of St. Agnes Parish in Elyria. Jean enjoyed the pleasure of being part of many golf leagues in the Lorain Co. Community for many years, where she was much respected by other women (and men) golfers in the area. She was an avid golfer and had 3 “Holes in One” throughout her many years of playing. She enjoyed playing golf with her late husband, “Pete” and other family members.
Jean and Pete would travel to several different golf Communities in the Carolinas and the South to enjoy the challenges of different golf courses together. She also enjoyed playing bingo, and traveling to different casinos throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. In addition, she was very active in attending sporting events to support and watch her children and grandchildren throughout the years. Her other passion was her family, she was very thoughtful, loving, and caring to her family and to others she hardly knew.
She is survived by two sons, Andrew “Petey” Slavin of Warner Springs, California, Keith M. Slavin (Dyan) of Elyria; two sisters, Sally Katrinchak of Elyria, Mary Catherine Keener of McClelland Town, Pennsylvania; five grandchildren, Katie Duffy (nee Kilpatrick), Joseph Kilpatrick, both of Elyria, Ashley Keller (nee Slavin) of Lewis Center, Ohio, Cora Brinkman (nee Slavin) of Greensboro, North Carolina, and Rachel Slavin of Elyria; and three great grandchildren, Anna, Clara, and Julia Duffy.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Francis “Pete” Slavin in 2012; daughter, Victoria (Slavin) Kirkpatrick in 2000; and parents, Andrew and Ruth (nee Murray) Palencher.
At the family’s request, there will be a private memorial service at 3:30 P.M., Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, with Chaplain Karen Ciamente officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery, Elyria.
The family would like to thank and recognize the entire staff at Abbewood for all the love, care and support throughout her two year residency at Abbewood. They would also like to thank the staff at ViaQuest Hospice Care for all their love, care and support throughout her past few months.
Memorials are encouraged to the Alzheimer’s Association, 38440 Chester Road, Avon, OH 44011.