Jerome “Jerry” Slowik, 75, of Elmwood Park, formerly of River Forest, died on Oct. 2, 2022. Born on Aug. 25, 1947, he graduated from St. Patrick High School and earned B.S. and M.S. taxation degrees from DePaul University. He worked as an accountant/controller for several firms, but felt he had the best job ever when he worked for the original Pizzerias Uno and Due. He finished his working career at El Milagro, allowing him again to work for a company making his favorite foods.
As the son of an Anheuser Busch delivery man, he was the willing supplier of beer for any party, especially for the singles tennis club where he made many friends, most notably Helene, his wife for 42 years.
When his son, Joe, arrived three years later, he grew into Indian Guides, Boy Scouts and sports. With Joe, he camped with the Scouts, even in January, and did overnights in several of the Chicago museums.
He was a great sports fan, especially of the White Sox, the Blackhawks and his adopted school, Northwestern. His Kindle was a regular companion.
At the time of his death, he was the treasurer of the Nineteenth Century Charitable Association, an organization where he made many new friends, worked on several committees, and learned to play Mahjong.
Jerry was the husband of Helene (nee Bak); the father of Joseph Slowik; the son of the late Stanley and Irene Slowik; the cousin of Maryann (the late Steven) Tolzien; brother-in-law of Martin, Richard, Bernie and the late Joseph and Henry Bak; and uncle of many.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The funeral Mass is at 10:30 a.m., Oct. 12, 2022 at St. Luke Church, 7600 Lake St., River Forest. Interment is private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Luke & St. Bernardine Parish or the 19th Century Charitable Association (NCCA) are appreciated.
Arrangements were handled by Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home.