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Joseph M. Slavish

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Joseph M. Slavish


Joseph M. Slavish ended a long strange trip on March 12, 2017. Born on the first day of summer, the longest day of the year in 1948 in Lewistown, PA.

Joe's dad moved the family of six to Stanton, DE for work when Joe was 7 years old.

Dad always said out of six kids, Joe took the move the hardest. Joe loved his cousins and Lewistown till the day his life ended. Joe served HONORABLY in the U S Navy for 6 years and served as a front 50s gunners mate on 32' assault boats in the Mekong Delta '67-68. A Purple Heart recipient, Joe was wounded 4 times during the TET offensive.

A life that partakes, even a little, of friendship, love, irony, humor, parenthood, literature and music and the chance to take part in battles for the freedom of others CANNOT BE CALLED A MEANINGLESS LIFE…
Published in The News Journal on Mar. 17, 2017
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