Always so large in our lives, energetic and steadfast to family values, father and our mother’s loving, hardworking and humorous husband of 70 years, Glenn Russell Slicker passed away on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at 8:33 a.m., surrounded by family and friends.
Glenn was a member of the Airborne Engineers during World War II, operating a bulldozer carried inside a glider, helping to cut out runways and other areas for the war effort in Germany.
Glenn met our mother, Angeline Anne Jablonski at a roller skating rink in Milwaukee, Wis., where Glenn was working as a (very attractive) bouncer.
Glenn and Angie were married on April 24, 1943, right before Glenn went off to Germany. Our mother joined the Coast Guard and was stationed in Washington, D.C.
They moved from Wisconsin in 1953 to Van Nays, Calif., for a short time and then onto the Diablo Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area.
dBetween Milwaukee, Van Nays and Concord, Calif., Glenn and Angie had two girls and two boys. They are: Linda Wright (66) of Boise, Idaho, Russell (63) of Salt Point/Ft Ross, Calif., Susie Nemeth (59) Denver, Colo., and Roy (57) of Sisters, Ore.
Most of his life, Glenn worked as a mechanic for both public and private operations. He worked for the City of Berkeley from 1963 to 1978, when he retired and moved with Angie to Grass Valley, Calif. Glenn quickly developed a large network of friends and became well-respected for his honesty, humor and unwavering efforts to always help people with anything he could.
Finally, we would like to send out a very heartfelt and sincere thank-you to all the staff at the Golden Empire Nursing Home in Grass Valley, including Marshall Colongione, Cornell Marcune, Wendy Parusziewizz, Kelly Foran, Teresa West, Julie Guise, Juliani Maslov, Leif and all the other wonderful staff at Empire.
They were always so intent on making our father comfortable and ensuring that we, when spending an all-nighter there, had everything we needed to make the best of a very difficult family journey with Alzheimer’s. They were amazing and we will never forget the compassion and grace expressed during Dad’s passing. You are all angels on a path.