Matushka Patricia Slimak, 69, wife of the Very Rev. Basil Slimak, fell asleep in the Lord after a battle with cancer at their home here on Saturday, August 9, 2008. Born on September 24, 1938, in Detroit, MI, the daughter of Vincent and Ann Stop, she grew up in Detroit, where she was a parishioner of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, which her family helped build. She graduated from Girls Commerce High School. In 2006, she retired from the Ohio Industrial Commission. She and Father Basil celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary in June 2008. She was a faithful member of Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church, Mogadore, OH. She was a kind, thoughtful, and loving wife, mother, and grandmother and a good friend to all who knew her. Mere words cannot capture her spirit, her grace, or her family’s love for her. She will be sorely missed by all.
She predeceased by her parents and a sister, Penny. She is survived by her husband and children Samuel (Bonnie) Slimak, Julie Diamond of Canton, and Nadine Slimak (Kevin Lollar) of Pine Island, FL; brothers Jerry (Marilyn) Stop of Kentucky and Wally Stop of Texas; and four granddaughters.
Matushka Patricia will lie in state at Saint Nicholas Church, 755 South Cleveland Ave., Mogadore, OH, from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., with the funeral service to follow, on Tuesday, August 12. The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 13, followed internment at Saint Nicholas Cemetery. His Eminence, Archbishop Job of Chicago and the Midwest, will preside. May Matushka Patricia’s memory be eternal!