John W. Slauenwhite
1936 - 2014
Carmon Community Funeral Homes
301 Country Club Road
Avon, CT

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

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Published by Hartford Courant on May 15, 2014.
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4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Carmon Community Funeral Homes
301 Country Club Road Route 83, Avon, CT
Memorial service
North Canton Community United Methodist Church
3 Case St., North Canton, CT
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John was one of those loving people who lived his dreams.
Lenny Ravich
May 9, 2020
Mr Slauenwhite (Coach) was my teacher, and a my basketball coach for three years at Pulaski. Both being short of stature, coach always had my back. I'll always remember him for that, and the constant encouragement he gave me! RIP, coach!
KIM Bardoorian
May 24, 2014
Mr Slauenwhite was a great teacher with a wonderful sense of humor. He will be missed. My condolences to the family.
Cathy Bacon
May 20, 2014
Dear Nancy, Susanne, and John: I was so sad to read about John making his transition to a new life. While the prospects of a new life free of pain, disease, and earthly limitations is joyous, those left behind here on earth feel such a great loss. This will be a difficult time. May God surround you all in love, light and protection. Time is a gift that will give each & every day a grain if peace. Much sympathy and hugs all around.
Jeanne & Jerry Joiner
May 19, 2014
Dear Slaunenwhite family,
I am a graduate of Pulaski high school, class of 1968. Mr. Slauenwhite was one of my teachers. Later in my life I realized you really could make or break a day for a student just by your attitude. He was a good soul. I remember him fondly.
With deepest sympathy
Karen Tatum Arasimowicz
May 19, 2014
I had the pleasure of working with John at New Britain High School . He was an excellent history teacher, very bright, a true gentleman and had a wry sense of humor that his students.

Welcome HOME, my good and faithful servant. You have run the race. Thy will be done.

Len Prygoda
Guilford, CT
May 18, 2014
Thank you to Mr. Slauenwhite for 10th grade history. I'll never hear the words "Battle of the Bulge" without thinking of you. Great guy! My son was even impressed when he had Mr. Slauenwhite as a sub at Simsbury High School.
Debbie Parzych-Kane
May 16, 2014
Rest in Peace Coach, Go Generals !!!
Raymond Lewicki
May 16, 2014
Sorry to hear about the passing of John. I was lucky enough to have played on the Pulaski baseball team (1970) and John was our coach. He had a great sense of humor and it came in handy(our team gave him many opportunities), Sorry for your loss and John is in my prayers.
May 15, 2014
A pure soul who knew what he wanted in life, that was to help others realize their dreams. Goodbye John and God's
Lenny Ravich
May 15, 2014
I had Mr. Slauenwhite as a teacher at Pulaski in the late 70's and my daughter had him as a teacher at New Britain High in the late 90's. He was stern, but a great teacher. He didn't put up with any trouble-makers in class. My condolences to his family.
Lisa Firestone-Rydecki
May 15, 2014
To the Slauenwhite Family,
Your husband and father was a wonderful teacher and coach. Both my husband and I had him in the late 60's at Pulaski. He was a great influence on us both and a major reason that I went on to major in history and teach for 32 years. He touched many lives and know that his influence will live on. Our condolences to all of you.
Don and Jean Doyle
May 15, 2014
I've known John for 45 years as a summer neighbor and friend. I always had great respect for John as a sincere, kind human being. Herbert Lapham, Amston CT
May 15, 2014
May you rest in peace...

Pulaski '73
ruth moisa
May 15, 2014
Dear Mrs. Slauenwhite and Family,
I fondly remember your husband and father as one of my favorite teachers at Pulaski in the late 60's. He was a wonderful teacher and my favorite memories are of him playing the 1812 Overture in class and recounting the Cuban Missle Crisis. He and Mr. Prouty were my main reasons for majoring in history and I went on to teach middle school social studies for 32 years. My husband also had him as a teacher and baseball coach and has many fond memories of him. Wanted you to know that he touched many lives and that we are sorry for your loss.
Don and Jean Doyle
Groton, CT
May 15, 2014
So sorry to hear about the passing of a teacher I remembered very fondly from my days at Pulaski High. My condolences on your loss. Marge Dery, Class of 1970
May 15, 2014
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