John W. Slauenwhite, 77, of Simsbury, beloved husband of Nancy (Einsiedel) Slauenwhite, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington. He was born December 27, 1936 in Hartford to the late John W. and Edith (Peltier) Slauenwhite. A 1955 graduate of Weaver High School in Hartford, John went on to serve his country honorably in the U.S. Navy. After his service he attended and received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Central Connecticut State University. Before his retirement, John was a High School History and Social Studies teacher with the New Britain Public Schools for 38 years, teaching at Pulaski High School and New Britain High School. He also coached basketball and baseball. John was a Director of the Meiklejohn Educational Foundation at the University of Wisconsin. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman as well as occasionally playing a round of golf. He loved his English Springer Spaniels, sports, a good joke, American History, but most of all cherished the time spent with his family and friends. In addition to his wife Nancy, he is survived by his children, whom he loved dearly, Susanne Slauenwhite and her fiancé, Paul Pisoni of Brooklyn, NY; John F. Slauenwhite of Newport, RI; his sister, Joan Zito of Newington; and his niece, Karen Brusseau and her husband Randy of Wethersfield. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 17, 11 a.m. at the North Canton Community United Methodist Church, 3 Case St., North Canton. John's family will receive friends on Friday, May 16, from 4-7 p.m. at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Rd., Avon. Donations in John's memory may be made to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc., 282 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06106 or the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. To leave expressions of sympathy please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com
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Published by Hartford Courant on May 15, 2014.