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Sept 11, 1923 - Jan 12, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY George M. Slakis, of Bethany OK, died on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. Born on Sept. 11, 1923, in Chicago IL, George attended DeLaSalle High School and Northwestern University. He married Dorothy Alroth on July 12, 1947. They enjoyed three daughters, Kathy, Judy, and Patty. He started employment with Western Electric in 1944 and completed training as a tool and diemaker and advanced to second level management assignments. He was transferred to Oklahoma in 1959 to provide coverage for the new OKC location. The family were longtime members of St. Patrick Catholic Church. George's outstanding history of community service includes Junior Achievement, Knights of Columbus, Boy Scoutmaster, Volunteer at Deaconess Hospital, and service on the Weokie Credit Union Board of Directors. For 20 years, he enjoyed civil and senior service with the Telephone Pioneers. He especially loved to share his sense of humor and constant supply of jokes with his love of people from children to adult. Preceded in death by Dorothy, Judy, Patty; and grandson, Stephen; he is survived by daughter, Kathy Crews and Mike; granddaughter, Jennifer Hartling and Eric; great-grandchildren, Lucas and Bridget Hartling and Mackenzie Mooney. He also leaves behind close family members in Chicago. Wake service is scheduled for Wednesday, January 15 at 6 p.m. at Bill Merritt Funeral Service in Bethany. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. at St. James the Greater Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for Catholic Charities or Bethany Children's Center.

Published in The Oklahoman on Jan. 14, 2014
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