OBITUARY

Leo A. Slovak

January 18, 1937March 9, 2018

A Funeral Mass celebrating the life of Leo Anthony Slovak 81 of Bunnell FL will be held on Tuesday, March 13 at 11:00 AM in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Korona FL. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until the time of the mass at St. Mary’s Church. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Korona. Mr. Slovak passed away peacefully on Friday, March 9 2018 at the Emory L. Bennett Memorial Veterans Nursing Home, Daytona Beach FL. He was born on January 18, 1937 in Daytona Beach a son of the late Jerry and Antoinette Letak Slovak. Mr. Slovak was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and a veteran serving in the US Army. Upon his discharge, he returned to Korona where he resided for many years. Surviving are his brothers, Joseph Slovak of Texas, Paul Slovak and his wife Mary of NY, John Slovak and his wife Jean of Bunnell, Thomas Slovak and his wife Bonnie of Melbourne Beach FL, Gerard Slovak and his wife Mary Page of Korona, and Cyril Slovak of Melbourne FL, his sisters, Miriam and her husband Joseph Criscione of Melbourne FL, Barbara Clague of NY and Theresa and her husband Khalid Awan of VA, and many nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Emory L. Bennett Memorial Veterans Nursing Home, Daytona Beach or St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Korona FL. For online condolences go to: www.craigflaglerpalms.com “Online Obituaries”. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home.

  • FAMILY

  • Miriam Criscione, Sister
  • Theresa Awan, Sister
  • John Slovak, Brother
  • Joseph Slovak, Brother
  • Paul Slovak, Brother
  • Thomas Slovak, Brother
  • Gerard Slovak, Brother
  • Cyril Slovak, Brother
  • Barbara Clague, Sister
  • Mary Slovak, Sister-in-law
  • Jean Slovak, Sister-in-law
  • Bonnie Slovak, Sister-in-law
  • Mary Page Slovak, Sister-in-law
  • Joseph Crisicone, Brother-in-law
  • Khalid Awan, Brother-in-law
  • Many nieces and nephews
  • DONATIONS

  • Emory L. Bennett Veterans Nursing Home
  • St. Mary Catholic Church

Services

  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, March 13, 2018
REMEMBERING

Leo A. Slovak

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Barbara Clague

March 25, 2018

I went to college and lived in Jacksonville, FL right after I graduated from high school. I went home for many weekend visits and I remember Leo bringing home Kentucky fried chicken for his dinner. He loved KFC. I want to thank all of you on behalf of the Slovak family for all the loving memorable messages you wrote. Leo, may you rest in peace. Love, your sister Barbara.

Sabrina Pletzer

March 17, 2018

Uncle Leo had the amazing and endearing gift of being able to remember every family member's first name, middle name and birth date. He would enthusiastically recite them when asked to with his characteristically sweet smile. That's a truly impressive feat given the size of our family!

When I think of Uncle Leo what I will always remember are his beautiful eyes, his kind and gentle manner and the soft way he spoke to me. He was a genuinely good and kind soul and I am truly grateful for having known and loved him.

Ronald Jaszczak

March 12, 2018

My sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Leo Slovak.

Although we live about a mile apart from each other, the Slovaks were my dearest friends in the early years of my life.

Since we all grew up as children in Korona, FL, I will always remember Leo and his brothers and sisters as my closest childhood friends.

Even today, I still remember the marvelous days and evenings we spent playing back yard games (without TV, Internet, Cell Phones, etc.) and many times simply looking up at night at the stars.

Looking back on my own life, I now realize that those times were among the most wonderful and influential days of my whole life.

With heartfelt and warmest sympathy, I will always be grateful for having known Leo and his siblings when I was growing up Korona. I will always remember him with kindness.

May God bless Leo and his remarkable family.

Julianne Slovak

March 11, 2018

What I remember most about my uncle is how he used to love listening to music. His favorites were John Denver and, I believe, the Osmonds. Was it the Osmonds? I'm not one hundred percent sure. But I remember his records and how he used to play them for my brother and me. I always missed those days on the farm, listening to John Denver with Leo.

I was reminiscing about that just last week with my parents as we went through a box of old photos that John and Jean had sent from Florida. There were a couple photos of Leo posing with my brother, Paul, when Leo was, maybe, 22 or 23, and Paul was a baby. Jacqueline, my daughter and Leo's great niece, looked at the pictures and said, "Wow. He's really handsome." And so he was. I remember that, too. He was a beautiful person, inside and out, a man with a big heart and a gentle soul.

Paul Slovak

March 11, 2018

I always enjoyed going to Howard Johnson's for coffee with Leo and staying with him when I visited the farm, in his house across the driveway. Leo would cook. He made steak dinners for me. He would call, "Paul, dinner's ready."
Rest in peace, Leo, beloved brother. Until we meet again.
Your brother, Paul

FROM THE FAMILY