John J Slusarski

(Jun 24, 1924 to Apr 2, 2011)

He turned a wrench for Bobbitt Plymouth until his retirement, but his true love was farming. Summer nights John came home, ate a quick dinner, then he and his entire household were off to their farm. He grew every vegetable imaginable. He had so much fun farming it was tough to call it work. Good tomatoes were canned, the bad they playfully tossed at each other. Even as an adult John was the biggest kid in Bridgeport. He repaired bikes, built stilts, and played red light/green light with the whole neighborhood. rnHe was never more at home than in the outdoors. In the winter he hunted the Deer Woods with his brothers. They made a cabin aka the man cave. He fished from both the banks of the river and the deep sea. His kids were more than welcome to join him, but they had to dig their own worms. rnHe met a fan named Ruth at a football game. John rooted for Swedesboro High, Ruth for Penns Grove. Their friendly rivalry turned into a 64 year marriage that produced 7 children: Cynthia Goodale, Ruth Ann Hall (John), Cathy Wilson (Matt), John Jr., (Jo Ann), Sandy Richman (Frank), Michael, George (Vickie), 12 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. John is also survived by a sister, Catherine Slusarski. rnCome celebrate his 86 fun loving years Wednesday from 6 to 8 PM and Thursday from 9AM at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro where the service will start at 10AM. Burial Eglington Cemetery.rnIn lieu of flowers please donate to Holy Redeemer Hospice, 150 Ninth Ave., Runnemede 08078 will be appreciated,rn

6 thoughts on “John J Slusarski

  1. Dave Mullen

    I’ll always remember all the all the good times at the deer woods and how you were always doing something to keep us on our toes. You will be missed.rnDave Mullen

  2. Kathleen McCann

    My deepest sympathy is extended to all of you. Your Dad was a good man. A lot of memories through out the years. I will try to make services if I can find a ride. I have a broken ankle and 5 bones in my foot.

  3. Charles Layton

    Uncle Johny was like a dad to me. Going to the cabin and fishing with him and going to his house as a kid playing cards every weekend. He was one of my dad’s best friends and my best friend. I will always miss him.

  4. Michele Rogers (aka SUGAR)

    MY FAVORITE UNCLE WHO I DANCED WITH AT MY WEDDING TO THRU THE YEARS. I LOVED HELPING HIM RIDE THE YAYA (TRACTOR) WHEN HE WAS AT GRANDMOMS. HE ALWAYS TOOK GOOD CARE OF HER. AS HE DID TO AUNT RUTHIE AND FAMILY. SORRY TO READ ABOUT HIS PASSING OVER A YEAR. I WILL MISS HIM. LOVE SUGAR!

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