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Frank Edward Slavin

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Frank Edward Slavin 91, a resident of The Forum in Cupertino died peacefully in El Camino Hospital on January 24, 2010 of complications from heart disease. He was born on August 29, 1918 on the south side of Chicago and graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology in engineering in 1940. A member of "the greatest generation," he served his country in World War II in the Army Air Corps. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lillian Florence Broadley Slavin of The Forum in Cupertino; two children, William Edward Slavin (Martha) of Danville, CA and Karen Anne Slavin Heidenreich (Bruce) of Manitou Springs, Colorado; three grandchildren, Lindsey Heidenreich of Erie, Pennsylvania, Ashley Heidenreich of Manitou Springs, Colorado and Theodore William Slavin of San Francisco, CA; and, his many friends and neighbors at The Forum in Cupertino. His engineering expertise was applied to advanced materials--from the early development of plastic to advanced polymers used in spacecraft. His career started at the General Electric Company and led to residences in Pittsfield (Massachusetts), Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Decatur (Illinois). He moved to Los Altos in 1960 and retired from Lockheed after 20 years of service. He was an active volunteer with the El Camino Hospital Auxiliary and a member of the Palo Alto Elks and SIRS. He has been interred at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Cupertino, in a private family service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Macular Degeneration Foundation and the . The family wishes to express its deep appreciation to Frank's doctors and the nurses and staff of The Forum and El Camino Hospital for their loving care.
Published in San Jose Mercury News on Jan. 31, 2010
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