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Albin J. Slusarz

Obituary for Albin J. Slusarz

April 14, 2020


Albin J. Slusarz, of Nicetown (currently Roxborough) Philadelphia, passed away on April 14, 2020 at the age of 93. Al was the loving and devoted husband of the late Veronica "Ronnie" (nee Widziak) for 50 years, and the caring father to Janet Bratek (Ronald). Kathy M. Szydlowski, Carol S. Ladden (the late Dr. John Ladden), Albin J. Slusarz Jr., and Mary V. Slusarz. Al leaves behind an impressive legacy in his five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Al was "Gigi" to Jennifer Cain (Shalen), Danielle Pagana (Nick), A.J. Slusarz (Jenny), Colleen, and Eric, and "Great-Gigi" to Alexander Cain, Dustin Tietjen, Elijah Cain, Jacob Cain, Liam Slusarz, and the late baby Alan. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by John, Mecki, Michelle and Christine Gasior.
As a teenager he was employed at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, he was especially proud to have been part of building the Battleship New Jersey. He later went on the take over of his father's business Boulevard Bottling Company and was known as "Bony the Beerman". He was a hardworking, honest individual who always saw the best in others and lived the credo of "Family first." Al & Ronnie demonstrated these values daily and instilled these in their "kids". The Polish traditions he loved especially making Easter soup and Christmas Eve Wigilia will be continued on by his children and grandchildren.

Christmas was his favorite holiday and to this day we are in awe of his talent for decorating the tree. There were never enough lights or ornaments on the tree and decorating it took days to complete, often on Christmas Eve.

His role as grandfather was the best time in his life. He taught his grand and great grandchildren to respect others, have fun, learn to dive, play blackjack among many other things.

He enjoyed being outdoors and hunting was his passion as evidenced by the trophies displayed around his home. As a gardener, his vegetable garden flourished each season with an abundance of tomatoes, and he nurtured mom's roses with many of them surviving to this day.

Later in life, he enjoyed traveling with Ronnie and visiting the grandchildren. During these visits, there were many Gigi "adventures" often road trips, requiring long, short trips to the destination.

He would want his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to "Be Brave", as a family we will do our best to carry on knowing that our Dad was the best and that we were so very lucky to have him as our father. He will be sorely missed by family and all that had the pleasure to know him.

Relatives and friends are invited to reach out to the Bratek, Szydlowski, Ladden, and Slusarz families during this time of need. Please share a story of Al, a memory you have, or offer a comforting ear. Services for Al will be live streamed on the Dean Geitner Givnish Facebook on Saturday April 18th 2020 at 11AM; memorial services will be held for Al at a future date when are all welcome to attend. Please check the Dean-Geitner-Givnish website for future service information. In lieu of flowers, donations in Al's memory to the Holy Redeemer Hospice would be greatly appreciated. Gift Designation: "Holy Redeemer Hospice, PA."

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Philadelphia, PA 19111
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