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Community Church of Portage Lakes
Thursday September 23rd, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Community Church of Portage Lakes
Friday September 24th, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am

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Community Church of Portage Lakes
Friday September 24th, 2021

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Kenneth Slezak

Kenneth D. Slezak , 67, went home to be with the Lord on September 17, 2021.  He was born February 24, 1954 in Akron to Andrew and Betty Slezak .  He worked as an electrical engineer for Diebold Nixdorf. For many years, he ministered to young men at Stony Glen Camp through Christian Service Brigade by being a scuba instructor. Ken loved playing music with the Wadsworth Community Band, New Horizons Band, and served in his church choir.  He enjoyed participating in the Metro Parks Fall Hiking Spree with his family since 1980.

Ken was preceded in death by his father, Andrew Slezak .  He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Loretta ; sons, Eric ( Nikki ) and Ryan ( Paula ); mother, Betty Slezak ; sister, Sue ( Jeff ) Wilson ; grandchildren, Nevaeh and Leslie ; and beloved cat, Brina .

Friends may call at Community Church of Portage Lakes, 3260 Cormany Rd., Akron on Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 5 to 7 p.m. and Friday, September 24 from 10 to 11 a.m, with the service beginning at 11 a.m., Pastor David Schroyer officiating.  Interment at Hillside Memorial Park.

In memory of Ken , please consider supporting a camper through the scholarship fund at ohiobrigadecamp.org or mail a check to Ohio Valley CSB, P.O. Box 195, Brookfield, OH 44403.

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I had some great memories of Ken. We were college classmates, roomed together on co-op, and he taught me to drive a stick-shift. Those college years were great, with some wonderful memories. My condolences to the family, but also take solace in knowing he touched so many people and made their lives better in some way. The memories he created with others will live on. May his memory be eternal.

Drew Pastor Sep 26 2021 12:00 AM

We were thankful for the loving care Ken received while on 5th floor. You nurses are truly amazing and we were blessed to have you. May God protect each of you as you tirelessly help each patient. Much love, Loretta

Loretta Slezak Sep 24 2021 12:00 AM

To the Slezak family - I am very sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.Ken Acuff

Ken Acuff Sep 23 2021 12:00 AM

I send love and prayer you Loretta and family. Memories will always live in your heart

Vicki Witt Sep 23 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Slezak family, Let me start with saying I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Ken was not only a patient on my unit, but someone I grew to enjoy time and conservation with. Ken always had a positive outlook and a smile on his face. As a nurse at a hospital, I rarely see familys as compassionate and caring as you all were to Ken. I am so sad to hear this news about Ken, but I am glad he is no longer suffering and he is in heaven now. Wishing you warm hugs and plenty of squash,Marissa Crasi

Marissa Sep 22 2021 12:00 AM

To the Slezak family - I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you all in my thoughts.Arienne Acuff

Arienne Acuff Sep 22 2021 12:00 AM

God Bless You..My Sister Victoria Witt had written this poem. When I Go AwayWhen I go away; Will you remember me,The one who brought forth many wonderful colors of life?There within you: the question lies unanswered: to open a book of life. To span the possibilities, of finding.I'm not really away; but live within the walls of your mind, which has many rooms to stay.I will be there to give you smiles and joy of memories I left you. Of Good Thoughts.I will never go away; As Long As You Remember....Victoria Ann Witt.copywrite@1987

Elizabeth Hoffman Sep 20 2021 12:00 AM

Loretta and FamilyWe are so sorry to learn of your loss but are rejoicing in the Hope that we have in Christ! Ken was literally a gentle giant of a man. He diligently supported and loved his family and church. His smile reassured those around him that he cared about them and would do all that was in his power to assist them. Our prayers are that the very Peace of God himself will make His presence known to you during this time of loss.

Tom & Kathy Boston Sep 18 2021 12:00 AM