Paul Joseph Slamick, 75, of Bridgeport, passed away Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2017) at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Hospital.
He was born in Everson, on May 6, 1942, a son of the late Joseph Paul Slamick and Stella Wood Slamick.
He was the beloved husband and soulmate of Joan Hawkins Slamick for 52 years and beloved father of Paula Slamick Foy, Mary Slamick Hall and her husband Joe, Joseph Slamick and his fiancée Tara, and Jeremy Slamick. He was the beloved grandfather of Bailey Foy, Sydney Foy and Koltin Smith.
He is also survived by his sister, Doris Mitchell (Howard), and his brother, James Slamick (Lynn).
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Duane Foy, and an infant nephew, Bobby Mitchell.
Paul was a 1960 graduate of Fairmont Senior High School and attended Fairmont State College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Vietnam War, and was a lifelong member of the VFW Post 629.
He was a Specialist 5 and served with the 234th Signal Detachment 173D Airborne Brigade and received the National Defense Service Medal, Marksman (Rifle M-14), Good Conduct Medal, Overseas Service Bar, Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device. He also flew with the Honor Flight in May 2016 to Washington D.C., of which he was very proud.
After his discharge from the service and return home, he began his career with AT&T and worked for 33 years, retiring from Verizon. He was also a 33-year member of Communications Workers of America Local 2004.
He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and was a faithful adorer on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel at St. Ann Catholic Church.
He was an avid naturalist and outdoorsman who enjoyed riding his tractor, picking apples, walking with his walking stick and photographing wildlife. He will be greatly missed by his beloved pets Mitzi, Silky, Cuddles and his 28-year-old cockatiel Julie.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.burnsidefuneralhome.com
The family would also like to thank Amydesis Hospice for their care and compassion.
Family and friends will be received from 1-8 p.m. today at Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Ave., Bridgeport. Catholic Burial Rites will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, with Father Hilarion Cann presiding, and Military Funeral Honors will be accorded by the Harrison County Honor Guard. After the service, Paul will be cremated.
Burnside Funeral Home, Bridgeport.
Published on August 30, 2017