George Robert Slezak, 90, loving husband and father of three children, passed away Monday, March 2, 2020.
George was born April 20, 1929, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, to Joseph and Anna Slezak. He was married to the love of his life, Helen, for 65 years. They worked together at the FBI for a total of 70 years. George and Helen raised two daughters, Dana and Denice; and son, Michael.
George had a passion for golf and was a proud member of the Red Wing Golf Association, where he was a marshal. He genuinely enjoyed playing a round with his golf partners Billy, Bob and Dave. George played football at Johnstown Catholic High and played the same position, offensive tackle, as his grandson Cameron. One of the highlights of his later years was being able to watch Cameron’s games at Gonzaga High School. Last fall, he was able to watch Cameron play as Yale beat Richmond in an exciting finish that had George jumping out of his seat. He also took great pride in his yard, and I would dare anybody to find a blade of grass that was out of place!
He is survived by his wife, Helen Slezak; son, Michael Slezak, and his wife, Donna; daughter, Denice Warfield, and her husband, Matt; son-in-law, Greg Gomez; sister, Betsy Cigich; sister-in-law, Vivien Slezak; and seven grandchildren that he was so proud of and all of their accomplishments in life, Nicolette and Joshua Slezak, Brandi Cropper, Amanda Burnstein, Sabrina Gomez, Cameron and Lauren Warfield. George was also blessed with two beautiful great-grandchildren, Luna and Zion. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dana Gomez; two brothers; and two sisters.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, March 16, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 1968 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach. A reception will follow.
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