Paul J. Slivinski, 92, of Oak Park, formerly of Berwyn, died on Oct. 15, 2018. Born in Chicago to immigrant parents from Lithuania, he served in the U.S. Navy in WWII. For many years he touched many lives as an educator — as a biology teacher at St. Ignatius High School in Chicago and as a school principal at Pershing School in Berwyn. He was also an artist and actor who lived his life with purpose and passion.
Paul Slivinski was the husband of Helen Slivinski (nee Kaspar) for 62 years; the father of Ann Slivinski, Lucy Slivinski and David Slivinski; and grandfather to Theo Glaser, Vanessa Slivinski, Kindra Slivinski and Matthew Slivinski.
A celebration of his life will be held on Nov. 17 at Third Unitarian Church in Chicago. “If you go off into a far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you are connected to everything.” – Alan Watts