Lawrence A. ‘Hunky’ Slebodnik, 75, of Perryopolis, passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born September 17, 1946 in Uniontown, he was the son of the late Paul and Anna Haragos Slebodnik. A resident of Perryopolis for the past 45 years, Mr. Slebodnik was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Perryopolis and was retired from Whg-Pgh Steel after 39 years.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served in the US Navy on the USS Shangri-La, member of AM Vets, Uniontown and the Perryopolis Gold Star VFW Post 7023. Larry was an avid deer and turkey hunter, which he enjoyed sharing with his son. A true Steeler fan, he loved to watch the game with his family. He also loved to spend time reading biographies and the newspapers. He loved to spend time at the ocean and hanging out on the beach, especially with his family. Dad was known for his one-liners, his ability to make us laugh and his one of a kind outlook on life. Pap loved to spend time with his grandchildren, whom he was extremely proud of.
He is survived by his wife, Georgiana Halalowich Slebodnik, with whom he shared 55 years together with and adored and never missed a chance to surprise her with roses; daughter Lori Kay (Slebodnik) Oldham of Perryopolis, son and daughter in law Larry & Adele Slebodnik of Perryopolis; four grandchildren Hannah Rose Oldham, Noah James Oldham, Jeremiah William James Oldham, Dylan Anthony Slebodnik and his fur baby Rocco. He is preceded in death by two brothers Paul Slebodnik, Joseph Slebodnik and a sister Dolores Burda.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-6 pm at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 191 Liberty St. Perryopolis, PA 724-736-2515. Relatives and friends are asked to gather directly at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church for funeral services Monday at 10 AM with the Rev. Oleh Seremchuk of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church officiating.