Richard Slovick

Richard A. “Popeye” Slovick , 92 years, WWII Navy Veteran, USS Ganymede, of Phoenix, Arizona formerly a 60 year Hometown, IL resident. Beloved husband for 55 years of the late Violet nee Watson. Cherished father of Mariann (David) Roger & the late Patrick (Vicki) Slovick Devoted grandfather of Julie (Michael) Roger. Proud great grandfather of Raymond Bloom. Loving companion of the late Fern Hardt. Dear brother of the late Lawrence Slovick & Anna Mae (Ralph) Heneks. Fond uncle of many nieces & nephews. Funeral Monday 9:15 am from Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn to Our Lady of Loretto Church for Mass at 10:00 am. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 3 pm until 8 pm. Member of Disabled Veterans of America, Lay Minister at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Longtime volunteer at the Shedd Aquarium & Museum of Science & Industry. Richard A Slovick, 92, of Hometown, Il died peacefully on January 24, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. Richard was born July 28, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Stanley and Julia Slovick. He attended Pressing School and Lane Tech High School. Richard worked in the first ever self serve grocery store, National Tea Co. As a young man he attended the 1934 World’s Fair with his family almost every day it was open. Richard was an accomplished roller skater, touring with the “Rolling Cutters” skating group. Richard served in the US Navy from 1943-1946 on the USS Ganymede in the Pacific. Upon discharge Richard worked as a plumber for Commonwealth Plumbing, R. Cooper Jr. and then as a plumber for Oak Forest Hospital. Richard was an original homeowner in Hometown, Il, living there for over 60 years. He was a favorite of the Hometown kids in the 1950’s and 60’s, always wearing his sailor hat and known everywhere as “Popeye”. Richard is preceded in death by his beloved son Patrick, brother Lawrence, his sister Anna Mae (Ralph) Heneks, his wife of 55 years, Violet, and his late in life love, Fern Hardt.