American Veteran 01

Andrew Slavonic

December 27, 2021

Obituary

Andrew E. Slavonic

 

 

 

Andrew E. Slavonic, 104, of Cecil Twp., formerly of McMurray, died with his family by his side Monday, December 27, 2021 in the VA Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born December 1, 1917 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Charles and Anna Stempo Slavonic.

Andrew was retired as a stainless steel salesman with Allegheny Ludlum in Washington.   He enlisted in the Army Air Corps during World War II with dreams of being a pilot.  He spent the majority of his time in the service as a nose gunner on the B-24 Liberator, flying with crews training pilots switching from 2 to 4 engine aircraft before moving to the top turret gunner position on the B-17 Flying Fortress.  He was a member of St John XXIII Parish , American Legion Post 613 in Finleyville and was a 1958 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.  His daily joy was his 4pm Coors Light beer, which he attributed to his longevity

Surviving are his son, Robert Slavonic of Cecil Twp.; daughter, Susan Melzer of Bethel Park; two grandchildren, Jason (Ashley) Melzer of Finleyville and Jamie Melzer (Ryan Compton)  of Bridgeport WV, a great-grandchild on the way and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased are his wife, Patricia Slavonic and twelve siblings

Friends will be received from 4-8pm Wednesday in Kegel Funeral Home, Inc., David P. Kegel, Supervisor 3560 Washington Ave, Finleyville.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10am Thursday in St. Francis of Assisi Church of St. John XXIII Parish, 3609 Washington Ave, Finleyville.  Entombment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Peters Twp. VFW Post #764, 460 Valley Brook Road, McMurray PA 15317

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
December 29, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kegel Funeral Home Inc.
3560 Washington Ave.
Finleyville, PA 15332

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
December 30, 2021

10:00 AM
Assisi Church of St. John XXIII Parish (St. Francis, Washington Ave, Finleyville)

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