Paul Slawinski, 88, of Beach Lake, formerly of Eynon, died Tuesday at the Mid-Valley Hospital shortly after being admitted.
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Born in Eynon, son of the late Teofil and Veronica Slawinski, he was an Army veteran of World War II and served in the European theater of operations. He was employed as a miner in several area mines and owned the Pothole Tavern in Eynon for many years.
He resided in Beach Lake for the past 30 years. He was a member of VFW Post 7963, Eynon.
He loved to play his accordion at every family function and his music was loved by all. He was an avid fisherman.
He is survived by two sons, Michael and wife, Linda, Phoenixville; and Joseph, Los Angeles; a daughter, Anne Ahouse and husband, Gary, Chapman Lake; five grandchildren, Brenda, Barbara and Tammy Ritzco; Nicole Slawinski and Gary Ahouse; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Minnie Memo, Stella Smargiassi and Bernice Pambianco, all of Eynon; and his former wife of many years, Patricia Slawinski.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Frank.
The funeral will be private. For online condolences go to, www.margottafuneralhomes.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Fund, P.O. Box 785517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 25, 2013