Helen Slivinski, 89

Educator, librarian and lifelong learner

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Helen Slivinski, 89, of Oak Park, formerly of Berwyn, died on Jan. 4, 2019. A lifelong learner and educator, she retired as a librarian from Brook Park School in LaGrange Park and afterward volunteered for many years as a Cluster tutor in the Austin neighborhood. 

She was a member of Third Unitarian Church, serving on their educational scholarship committee, and a longtime member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO), where she continued her support of educational scholarship for young people. 

She was an accomplished artist and a dear friend. "May the longtime sun shine upon you; all love surround you; and the pure light within you, guide your way on."

Helen Slivinski was the wife of Paul Slivinski (who died on Oct. 15, 2018) for 62 years; the mother of Annie Slivinski, Lucy Slivinski and David Slivinski; and grandmother to Theo Glaser, Vanessa Slivinski, Kindra Slivinski and Matthew Slivinski. 

A celebration of her life is planned for spring 2019. Please contact hscelebrate@gmail.com for information. 

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