Joseph J. Slaby

Slaby, Joseph J. Age 92, Army WWII Veteran of both European and Pacific Theaters. Beloved husband for 71 years of Stella (nee Wilkowski). Loving father of Shirley (Marty) Weisenburger and Geraldine (Mike) Slattery. Dear grandfather of Martin Weisenburger, Lauren and Allison Slattery. Fond brother of Jean, the late Frank, Christine, Marion and Cecelia. Uncle of Bernadette, Cathy, Conrad, Bob, Dan, Mari-Lyn, Mari-Ann, Fran, Eldra, Michael, Richard, Ralph, Christie, Ellen, Gloria, Bobby, the late Elden, Norman, Donald, David, Lawrence and Larry, Jr. Joe was well known on the soutwest side for 35 years as a building and remodeling carpenter/general contractor; and throughout Metro Chicago entertaining as a master accordionist, known somtimes as the One Man Band. Member for decades of American Federation of Musicians-Chicago, and Carpenters Union. Funeral Friday, 10:30 a.m. from Modell Funeral Home, 5725 S. Pulaski Road, Chicago to St. Turibius Church, Mass 11:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Donations to or American Music Therapy Association appreciated. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. 773-767-4730 or

Funeral Home

Richard J. Modell Funeral Home & Cremation Services
5725 South Pulaski Road Chicago, IL 60629
(773) 767-4730

Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Mar. 28, 2012