Mary M. Slafka, 100, a lifelong resident of Glassport, died today, May 2, 2021. She was born Christmas Day, 1920 in Port Vue, daughter of John and Anna (Pallof) Janus. Mary was a 1939 graduate of McKeesport High School. She was a former federal employee who worked as an office administrator at the Christy Park Works during World War II. Mary was a member of Queen of the Rosary parish in Glassport, and for many years a bowler on the Merrymakers at the Glassport Lanes. She was an Avon representative for over 35 years and loved to knit items for her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen W. Slafka in 1987; three sisters, Ann Mick, Margaret Wolman, and Helen Barto; and four brothers, Andrew, Edward, Joseph and John Janus. In addition, she is survived by her loving family of three sons; Stephen M. Slafka and wife, MaryAnn of Liberty Borough, PA, Kenneth E. Slafka and wife, Debra from Great Falls, VA, and Gary T. Slafka and wife, Sandra of Valencia, PA. Mary was the proud grandmother of five grandchildren; Kristi and husband Ryan Brannan of Arlington VA, Kari and husband Shane Cashdollar of Herndon, VA, Matthew Slafka of Kent, WA, Sherri and husband Dan Kohley of Cranberry, PA, and Glenna and husband Tom Hilpisch of McMurray, PA; and eight great-grandchildren, Jax, Max, Penny, Connor, Regan, Mary, Anna, and Thomas. A private visitation will be held. Arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home.
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