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Joanne Catherine Slowik

August 17, 1933 - August 13, 2020

Obituary for Joanne Catherine Slowik

Of COVID-19 pneumonia complications on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville, SC, a few days before her 87th birthday. Joanne is survived by her husband, John Earl Slowik; her daughter Kimberly Hammond who resides in Greenville SC and son Kenny. Her daughter Karin passed away in 2015. Joanne was born in Pittsburgh (Bloomfield) in 1933, raised two special needs children with warmth and tenderness, and was a shining light for all that knew her. She was full of kindness, wit and humor and was a strong-minded woman who set out to everyday to build up her family and everyone with whom she came into contact. She also volunteered her time to help special needs children for many years. Joanne loved spending time with her daughter and two granddaughters and found joy in watching them grow, she was with them every footstep for all their early years. She especially enjoyed exploring new places and shopping. Decorating was her passion that she passed to her whole family. Joanne accepted Jesus as her personal savior many years ago, which is now shared by her husband, her children, her son-in-law, grandchildren, many of their friends and dozens of others. A true blessed gift in all of our lives! "Without sorrow, the heart would never know the meaning of joy. Without tears, our eyes would never know what we hold inside. Without darkness, we would have no reason to look to the light of Heaven." Close friends and family will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Saturday, August 29, 2020 from 12:00 noon until the time of her funeral service at 12:30 p.m. Due to the current public health crisis, masks and social distancing guidelines must be adhered to. Interment to follow in Jefferson Memorial Park. Donations may be offered to the Merakey Allegheny Valley School, Fox Activity Account, 1996 Ewing's Mill Road, Coraopolis, PA 15108. Attn: Development Department (checks may be made to "Merakey Allegheny Valley School Fox Activity Account". Flowers will be received at the funeral home.

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