Walter L. Slowik, 94, of Fairhaven, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, Thursday, March 12, 2020. He was the loving husband of 66 years to the late Pauline M. (Tourjee) Slowik.
Born in New Bedford, son of the late Antoni and Zofia (Ziemba) Slowik, he lived most of his life in Fairhaven and was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church. He served in the United States Marine Corp during WWII in the South Pacific as a sharpshooter and later worked at various occupations. He was a Commercial Fisherman for 14 years during the 50’s-60’s, he was the owner/operator of Fairhaven Aluminum, the Driftwood Grill and lastly, Walt’s Fisherman Supply.
Walt was a member of the VFW, in Fairhaven, he enjoyed puzzles, tinkering in his cellar, building and repairing things around the house, entertaining with his wife, trips to the casinos, camping trips to Maine and New Hampshire, he and his wife enjoyed traveling and Wintered in Boynton Beach, FL for 18 years. He also loved to play Gin Rummy and the company of his dogs and was known for his quick wit and sense of humor.
Walter is survived by his son, Brian Slowik of Fairhaven; two daughters, Melinda St. Jean of Westport and Melissa Southrey and her husband Brian of Galloway, NJ; two grandchildren, Brian and Amber Southrey of NJ; four great grandchildren, Shawn and Justin St. Jean and Ava Grace and Brian Southrey; a great, great grandchild, Jamie St. Jean and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Slowik was the father of the late Barry Slowik, grandfather of the late Jamie and Jody St. Jean and brother of the late Mary Douglas and his brothers, William, Frank and Freddy Slowik all of whom served simultaneously in WWII with Walter.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated Monday, March 16, 2020, at 10am, in St. Joseph’s Church, Fairhaven. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Fairhaven. Arrangements are under the direction of the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven.
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