Eileen Sladek

Obituary of Eileen Sladek

Eileen I. Sladek, 74, passed away on June 27, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Born to Frank and Mildred Brisar on December 2, 1942 in Philadelphia, PA, Eileen lived a life full of love and laughter alongside her parents and brother, Frank. She was a 1960 graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School.

On June 13, 1964, Eileen married her high school sweetheart, Albert Sladek, Jr. They had three children, Scott Robert, Cynthia Lee and Suanne. Al and Eileen stayed close to home to raise their family and made Philadelphia their primary residence until they moved to Ocean City in 1992.

Eileen stayed home to care for her children and operate the family “taxi” for many years. Upon returning to the workforce, Eileen worked as a receptionist in various locations and ultimately retired from The Pepsi Bottling Company in Mays Landing in 2005. Eileen’s “retirement” was short- lived as she quickly became a substitute teacher’s aide with the Ocean City School District. Eileen had a strong attachment and love for the students she worked with as well as cultivating friendships with the teachers, counselors, and administrative staff in the O.C. schools.

A selfless individual, Eileen freely gave of herself on a daily basis. Eileen was passionate about volunteering in her community and could always be found helping at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. There, she was a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, oversaw the religious goods counter, and was past president of the Altar and Rosary Society. As if she wasn’t busy enough, Eileen was also a member of the South Ocean City Improvement Association, participating in the annual July 4th bike parade and food drives for those in need.

Eileen’s hobbies included spending time with her family, reading, traveling, biking, dining out, tending to her orchids and watching the Philadelphia Phillies. A fond memory of hers was reliving the time her family completed a Hawaiian cruise in 2005.

Eileen was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mildred. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Albert Sladek, Jr.; her brother Frank (Barbara); her son Scott (Alicia); daughters Cindy (Joseph) and Suanne (Alfie); and seven grandchildren; Daulton, Ali, Marissa, AJ, Joey, Cody and Andersen.

Visitation will take place on Wed., July 5, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 40th and Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, NJ. Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11 a.m. Internment will take place on Thurs., July 6th, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at Greenmount Cemetery, 4301 N. Front Street, Philadelphia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Eileen’s name are requested to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50 Memphis, TN 38101-9929, a charity very close to her heart.

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