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Officer Sean L. "Slug" Sluganski

October 29, 1990 - February 06, 2023

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Obituary For Officer Sean L. "Slug" Sluganski

Age 32, heroically on Monday, February 6, 2023, of North Baldwin Borough.

Beloved son of Terri and the late David Sluganski; loving fiancé of Chelsea Cancilla; adoring father of Haven Sluganski; cherished brother of Sarah (Matthew) Griener and Shela (fiancé Pierre Odom) Sluganski; uncle of Macie Sluganski and Madison Griener; grandson of Marilyn and the late Charles "Tom" Williams and the late Leonard and Dolores Sluganski. Also survived by several loving aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and his beloved dogs Sigg and Knox. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Sunday, February 12, 2023 from 12-8 p.m. and Monday, February 13, 2023 from 2-8 p.m. UPDATE: MASS AND BURIAL WILL BE HELD PRIVATELY.

To facilitate the flow of traffic during Officer Sluganski's visitation, there will be a shuttle bus at Benson Lincoln's parking lot during visitation hours. Parking will not be permitted at the funeral home. Benson Lincoln is located at 4800 Clairton Blvd. Thank you for your cooperation.

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  • February 14, 2023

    Thank you for your service Sean, I'm so sorry you lost your life doing your job to protect and serve the McKeesport community. God Bless Your Family at this difficult time. Rest With God. You are and will always be a hero.🖤💙

  • February 14, 2023

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I'm proud to be able to share the Sluganski name with a remarkable person as you! May God bless and keep you and your family!!!!!

  • February 14, 2023

    After hearing what was said at the funeral by people who knew Officer Slugansky best, I wish I could have met him. What a beautiful soul he was. May God bring you comfort to get through this difficult time. Deepest sympathy to all who loved him.

  • February 14, 2023

    We lived on Steiner St. . Not far from your family. My children remember you all riding the school bud together to school. My heart breaks for you all. May Sean be at Peace. God Bless. Michak Family

  • February 14, 2023

    Rest In Peace officer Sluganski and thank you for your service

  • February 14, 2023

    Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace held in the comforting arms of our Savior. Our deepest sympathy to all family and friends. Bob and Patti Workman

  • February 14, 2023

    Prayers for you and your Family. Saddened to see another Policeman that gave it all. Patty Hamilton

  • February 14, 2023

    Deepest sympathy to the Sluganski family. I remember Sean and his great family at Baldwin girls softball games many years ago. You were taken to soon. Your dedication as a Police officer is very appreciated and will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace. 🙏🏻

  • February 14, 2023

    Thank You for your Service. May You Rest In Peace.

  • February 13, 2023

    We will line the streets and cry As the fallen hero goes by We must never forget Your memory in our minds and hearts forever set Heaven welcomes you home

  • February 13, 2023

    Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt by the loss of Sean. My heart is with Terri, family, and loved ones.

  • February 13, 2023

    Thank you for servicing the community and paying the ultimate sacrifice. God has welcomed you home! You are a true hero who wore a badge and took an oath to protect us. We pray for the family of Officer Sean and may God place peace upon them. Tim Rowe and Michele Pula

  • February 13, 2023

    My deepest condolences, Thank you for your service.

  • February 13, 2023

    Thank you for your service. Deepest sympathy and prayers to your family. Heaven welcomed another angel. RIP💙🖤💙🖤

  • February 13, 2023

    Thank you for your service. RIP My Brother Don Sandor

  • February 12, 2023

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE IN THE ARMS OF OUR LORD. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

  • February 12, 2023

    Dear Terri and family, We are so saddened to hear about Sean. What an Amazing and Heroic person!!! Thanks to Sean and all our Police who protect and serve us 24/7. We haven't seen you in many,many, many years but we have many fun and good time memories with you and your family. Please know you are all in our hearts and we will pray really, really hard for the Lord to help all of you through this. Sean is with Dave now and they are the Best Guardian Angels Ever!!! Princess Haven is so adorable 🥰 Take Care!!! Love you ❤️ The Ignasky Family

  • February 12, 2023

    Sean you are one of the few hero's among us. To be a police officer used to be such an honorable profession. Now the way you are treated by the public and media is deplorable. Your shoes will be very hard to fill. I'm the son of a fallen Pgh Police officer. I fell your family's pain. It's a very difficult profession now. God bless you, your family and every person that steps into harms way to protect us. WE NEED YOU. Most people don't understand that until the really do! Thank You for serving us!!!!

  • February 12, 2023

    Thank you for your service. Keeping the family in prayer. 🙏💙

  • February 12, 2023

    Thank you for your service💙🖤💙🖤. You served the City of McKeesport well. Rest in God's Arms.

  • February 12, 2023

    "No greater love than to lay down one's life for another..." Our father will raise him up, thank Sean, for your service, and blessings on your family.

  • February 11, 2023

    Thank you for your service,Sean. Rest In Peace. My condolences go out to your family.

  • February 11, 2023

    Truely, a man who gives his life for his Brother or Sister will gain the kingdom of Heaven. Rest in Peace my Brother & watch over those of my Brothers & Sisters who courageously continue to serve..... My sincerest condolences to the Sluganski family & Sean's McKeesport Police Department family. Thank you for yor continued devoted service..... Officer Michael Fendya Carroll Twp. Police Department; Washington County PA.

  • February 10, 2023

    Rest in peace officer sluganski. Thank you for service and sacrifice. Dan and Jackie

  • February 10, 2023

    Dear Family and Friends, I mourn the loss of this beautiful young man. I promise continued prayers for the repose of Sean's soul. I am an occasional substitute musician in the Blessed Trinity Parish, and I assure you prayers and support for all of the family of Sean. Mark Carver

  • February 10, 2023

    So very sad. So much love and prayers sent to the family during this difficult time. Thank you for your service, Sean. Watch over your beautiful family ♥️

  • February 10, 2023

    "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me." Thank you for your heroic service. RIP Officer Slug. God bless your family Debbie Raymond

  • February 10, 2023

    Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice. You are the epitome of a true hero. Condolences to your family and friends. May you rest in peace.

  • February 10, 2023

    I did not know Sean, but I do know his beautiful fiance', Chelsea. I taught her when she was in first grade. Sean, thank you for your service and to Chelsea for sharing him with the community of McKeesport. Chelsea and Haven you have gained an angel to always watch over you. Mrs. Barb Morgan

  • February 10, 2023

    Praying for your family and friends as they go through this extremely difficult time. Thank you for your service. We as a community feel the love you gave to the people that knew you and we are heartbroken over this. May God give your family and friends the strength to carry on.

  • February 10, 2023

    Rest in Peace Officer Sluganski! Deepest sympathy to all our men in Blue, who give of themselves each and every day. Ziegler Family of Jefferson Hills Pa.

  • February 10, 2023

    Terri and Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May Sean rest in peace and grant you all peace. Patti & Annie Cahill

  • February 10, 2023

    I know Sean will be watching over all you. He will missed! You are all in my prayers.

  • February 10, 2023

    My heart felt condolences to the the Sluganski & Cancilla families. I pray that God brings you comfort and peace through this senseless tragedy. Thank you for your service Sean. Rest easy in the arms of God. #300 never forgotten! ❤️🕊️❤️

  • February 10, 2023

    My deepest sympathy to the family. Thank you Officer Sluganski for your service. Eternal Memory

  • February 10, 2023

    I'm praying for Sean's family.This gotta stop.He has a baby who now does not have a father. Rest easy Sean.

  • February 10, 2023

    Words will never explain how much this affects me, I never knew you, but everyday you put your life on the line for our safety, You are a true hero and my heart is with your family and friends. May you now be free in heaven with God. Thank you for your sacrifice, its something that I will never forget.

  • February 10, 2023

    Thank you for your dedicated service. May God bless you and your family. May you rest in peace Officer Sluganski.

  • February 09, 2023

    My deepest sympathy to Officer Sluganski's family, his fellow officers and community. May God hold you all close and grant you comfort. Thank you Officer Sluganski for your service. Rest in peace.

  • February 09, 2023

    To the Sluganski family, Our deepest sympathy 🙏 and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. Slug was a great officer and will always be remembered as a hero and a brave police officer. I would like to share this song with slugs family as I am sure it will help. Eternal Memory, Eternal Memory, Blessed Repose and Eternal Memory....... RIP Slug. Fly with the angels of Heaven now as you are now at peace and part of the Heavenly Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We will miss you so much. The Schmidt Family, James Edward, Heidi Ann and Rosie Ann (our furbaby)

  • February 09, 2023

    Thank you for your service. You were a very nice police officer

  • February 09, 2023

    My thoughts and prayers for your family and friends and thank you for your service.

  • February 09, 2023

    Thank you for your service May you rest in the arms of the angels. My heartfelt sympathy to this brave young man's family and friends- Kathi Smail. (McKeesport PA)

  • February 09, 2023

    I'm so very sorry for your loss May he rest with God Thank you for your service 🙏🙏🙏💙💙💙

  • February 09, 2023

    My deepest sympathy to the family of Officer Sean Sluganski May you Rest In Peace and thank you for your service.

  • February 09, 2023

    OfficerSlugansk You don't know me but I want to thank you for your service and for putting your life on the for us. I am truly sorry for your loss of life anyone who protects and serve is a hero in my book I will keep your fiance your daughter Haven and all your family in pray Fly high and rest with God

  • February 09, 2023

    To the Sluganski family, I am not family nor have I ever met Officer Sluganski nor his family. But I would like to pass on my prayers and Sympathy. I can not imagine the hurt and sadness that you all feel, and the overwhelming days and nights you all are having. Like everything else time will heal, but my thoughts and prayers are with you ALL, may God bring peace in due time. Officer Sulganski, Thank you so much for your service and putting yourself on the front lines to keep our community safe. I have no doubt you were a great and loving father, fiance', son, brother, and friend. May you rest easy and at peace. Your family has a guardian angle now, they will be okay with time and will always have you near and dear to their hearts. God Bless Sharon

  • February 09, 2023

    Rest In Peace ...🙏❤️‍🩹

  • February 09, 2023

    TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS, I, DIDN'T KMOW HIM BUT WATCHING THE PITTSBURGH NEWS ALL THE TIME, MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL. I'M PRAYING GOD WILL SEE YOU THRU AND GET YOU THRU THIS DIFFICULT TIME. HE WILL COMFORT AND STRENGTHEN ALL OF YOU TOO. LOVE ON EACH OTHER AND STAY PRAYED UP. YOU. MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE ENTIRE CITY. GOD BLESS YOU ALL❤️

  • February 09, 2023

    We didn't know him,but,wanted to express our condolences. Al and Arlene Hursey

  • February 09, 2023

    Prayers to the Sluganski Family during this time. Psalm 34:18 "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit."

  • February 09, 2023

    Rest in peace and thank you for you service. May you fly with the Angels and also bless your family💙💙

  • February 09, 2023

    Terri and girls. My heart hurts for you all now. God bless you especially at this difficult time.

  • February 09, 2023

    May u RIP officer 💙🙏🖤

  • February 09, 2023

    Thoughts and prayers for Officer Sluganski and his family. Thank you for your service.

  • February 09, 2023

    I am truly sorry for the loss of your, Sean. There are are no words to express, but know you have the love and prayers of many at this trying time. May God grant peace on Sean's soul and healing on the lives he left behind.

  • February 09, 2023

    Thank you for your service Patrolman Sean Sluganski. You are a true Hero. I will keep your family in my prayers. God bless and Rest In Peace.

  • February 09, 2023

    1116: You kept us safe and gave everything. Thank you for your bravery! Heartfelt condolences are extended to your beautiful family, and law enforcement partners. All are very proud of your courage and equally devastated by your watch's unexpected ending. To everyone involved in policing, I am grateful for your service, which is performed without regard for your personal well-being.. Thank you does not begin to appear sufficient.

  • February 09, 2023

    Prayers and Hugs to Officer Sean Sluganski and families. GOD BLESS. OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY. Mark and Deb Connors

  • February 09, 2023

    Thank you for your service and the sacrifice you made to keep your community safe. Prayers for your family, especially your baby girl, as well as to your friends and fellow officers. RIP Sean, you are a true hero.

  • February 08, 2023

    Thank you and prayers to your friends and family my you Rest In Peace

  • February 08, 2023

    Prayers for your family and your brothers & sisters In blue you paid the ultimate sacrifice for a job you loved protecting people rest now in the comforting arms of Jesus.

  • February 08, 2023

    On behalf of myself and the City of Jeannette, I want to extend our deepest sympathy to Officer Sluganski's family, relatives and friends. Also to the residents of McKeesport. I will keep all of you in my prayers. May The Good Lord hold all of you during this very sad time. Mayor Curtis J Antoniak City of Jeannette

  • February 08, 2023

    To the family our deepest condolences to the McKeesport Police department our deepest condolences. Officer Sluganski thank you for your service and sacrifice rest easy we have the watch from here

  • February 08, 2023

    Thank you for your service

  • February 08, 2023

    Sending our deepest sympathies to the family of Officer Slugnaski, his friends, his brothers & sisters in blue, and to his pups who no doubt are missing him as well. May God wrap you in His arms and welcome you home. Rest peacefully.

  • February 08, 2023

    Thank you for your dedication, service and bravery. May your beautiful family find strength and peace in the days ahead. You Sir will not be forgotten.🙏💙🙏💙

  • February 08, 2023

    And He will raise you up on eagles' wings Bear you on the breath of dawn Make you to shine like the sun..... Never Forgotten

  • February 08, 2023

    Thank you for putting your life on the line for us. You are a true hero to many. May you watch over us and guide us safely through this crazy world we live in . We miss you like crazy . You will never be forgotten. 💙🖤🕊️ Love always, Schooch & Jordan

  • February 08, 2023

    Thank you for your service Officer Sleganski. My heart breaks for the loss your loved ones are experiencing. May god keep you wrapped in his arms.

  • February 08, 2023

    Thank you for your bravery and service to our community Officer Sluganski. You are a hero. My deepest condolences to the Sluganski family, loved ones, and friends during this most difficult time. May the peace and comfort of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. I will continue to uplift the McKeesport Police Department in prayer, in addition to all men and women who wear blue.

  • February 08, 2023

    Condolences to the family, I pray you find comfort in the prayers and sympathies. As residents of McKeesport, my family is truly saddened by this tragic loss of one of our officers to the community. Rest In Peace. - The Calhoun's

  • February 08, 2023

    Our love and prayers are with the family and loved ones of Officer Sluganski. We are SO very sorry for your loss. Though we did not know him personally, we want to thank him for his service. May he Rest in Peace.

  • February 08, 2023

    Rest in Peace, Officer Sluganski. May God hold you in His arms and comfort you family and friends. Ed Cross ( Asst. Chief - Leet Township- retired and Tom Cross (Officer- Sewickley Borough)

  • February 08, 2023

    I didn't know you sean, however it takes a special individual to be a police officer, especially in this day and age. RIP, with our lord, the Good citizens of mckeesport are so blessed to have had you watch over them. To the family, NO MOTHER SHOULD HAVE TO BURY A CHILD, my heart aches for you,I pray that you can one day find peace from this senseless tragedy. To your fiance and beautiful lil girl, may God rest his hands on you both, as you try to make sense of this. You are all in my prayers.

  • February 08, 2023

    I will always remember Sean as the kid on the baseball team that always wore a smile. I helped coach on Sean's team and I am so sorry for his family , his mom, siblings, fiancé and his daughter... and I wish you all someday to have peace in your heart and know that from the time he was a small boy he was a true joy to all that met him! God Bless you all! Denise Hutton (Christians mom)

  • February 08, 2023

    Thank you for your sacrifice to keep us safe from harm. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May you rest in peace.

  • February 08, 2023

    My heart breaks for your family, fiancé and beautiful baby girl. May God comfort them in your memory. A true selfless hero. RIP Sending many prayers and hugs

  • February 08, 2023

    To Sean's family: You don't know me, but my daughter died in 2019. I am comforted by her legacy of courage, kindness, and helping people and animals in need. Your beloved Sean is like that as well and his example will live on in others and radiate from there forever. I shed a tear tonight and will plant extra Morning Glory flowers for him when I plant some in remembrance of my Laura this spring. Much love to you all. ~ Grace, Allentown PA

  • February 08, 2023

    Rest in peace officer Sluganski !! I have many memories from school with you !! My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who know Sean. He was a great son, fiancé , father etc ! You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I knew Sean from school we rode the bus together , we had classes together in elementary school and high school I am honored that I had the pleasure of knowing him.... Rest In Peace Slug !!!

  • February 08, 2023

    Thank you for your service You truly are Amercan hero may god watch over you and your family Rest In Peace my friend

  • February 08, 2023

    May you Rest In Peace God Bless your daughter and let her know her daddy was a TRUE HERO!!!! prayers to ALL who knew and cared about him in their lives

  • February 08, 2023

    Our sincerest condolences- RIP Sean

  • February 08, 2023

    Rest in peace 🙏🙏 condolences to the family 🥲🥲🙏

  • February 08, 2023

    I am crushed. My father was a McKeesport Policer Officer for 38 years. He was so proud to serve "The Tube City." Sean, you are now with The Best of your Brothers and they have welcomed You, to "One More Round!" God Bless. Hail Mary Full of Grace.

  • February 08, 2023

    My heartfelt condolences to Officer Sluganskis family and loved ones. My father and son were officers. May you somehow know how much love and appreciation many of us feel for you all. Thank you, Officer Sluganski, for your selfless service to keep others protected and safe. My heart hurts for all our fallen and prayers up for our officers on duty everywhere.

  • February 08, 2023

    Thank you for service and my you rest in peace. My deepest condolences to all his family and friends. Dwayne and Nicole (North Versailles)

  • February 08, 2023

    RIP Officer, may God watch over your young family and grace them with his comfort during this tragic time.

  • February 08, 2023

    A true hero. May God be with your family and friends and comfort them in this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of them. 💙🙏🖤

  • February 08, 2023

    I did not know this brave officer or his family. But I want to offer my deepest condolences to his family , friends and brothers and sisters in blue. I wish I could thank him for his service. May he Rest In Peace.

  • February 08, 2023

    Thank you for your service . Thanks to to the family that raised a strong caring individual. May God grant you comfort, wrap his loving arms around you all. Sean's unwavering Heroism will always be remembered and appreciated by those who he protected and served with his very life. An ULTIMATE HERO !!!

  • February 08, 2023

    I do not know you but, Thank you for your service! Condolences to your family. Fly with the angels. My Our Lord place his comforting arms around you finacee' and your baby girl to help them get thru this tragic time. God bless 🙌 🙏 ❤️

  • February 08, 2023

    Sir, you always be remembered as the hero that you truly are. May all who loved you and knew you find God's peace. Requiescat in Pace ✝️

  • February 08, 2023

    Thank you for your service. You are safe in God's arms. May the Lord watch over and comfort Chelsea and Haven. Rest in peace. 🙏🙏 Neighbors; The Schmidt's.

  • February 08, 2023

    Thank you for your service ❤️

  • February 08, 2023

    Thank you for your service. You are a true hero; may you rest in peace.

  • February 08, 2023

    May you forever enjoy God's blessings...........William Wolverton, Allegheny County Police (retired) and Gary Wolverton (Allegheny County Sheriff Deputy)

  • February 08, 2023

    Thank you for your service. Thank you for risking your life for others. My deepest condolences to your beloved family & your precious dogs. RIP you truly are a hero! Mariann McHenry

  • February 08, 2023

    Thank you for your sacrifice to keep us safe from harm. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. God bless your fiancé and baby girl and may she always know what a true hero her Dad is! End of watch Feb. 6, 2023 It's time for your brothers and sisters in blue to take over, you rest in God's arms now.

  • February 08, 2023

    MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF BROTHER "SEAN SLUGANSKI" A TRUE HERO THAT GAVE HIS "ALL" WHILE IN THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTIES TO SERVE AND PROTECT. HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL. I PRAY THAT SEAN'S FAMILY CAN GET THROUGH THIS TRYING TIME. KNOW THAT SEAN IS NOW WITH HIS FAMILY THAT PROCEEDED HIM IN HEAVEN. REST BROTHER, REST..... YOU HAVE GIVEN YOUR ULTIMATE. WITH SYMPATHY, ELMER F. FALCIONE (Ret. Ofc.) FOP LODGE # 91

  • February 08, 2023

    You sir are truly a hero. Thank you for your dedicated service and may the Good Lord watch over your beautiful family. Rest in Peace.

  • February 08, 2023

    Thank you for your service May you fly with the angels

  • February 08, 2023

    Rest in peace officer may God be with you and your family..

  • February 08, 2023

    Thank you for your service. RIP🙏