Edward Slimskey, 88, of Glen Hill Rd., Meriden, husband of the late Irene Rose Karash Slimskey, Oassed away on January 26, 2007 at Bradley Memorial Hospital. Born in New Britain on December 13, 1918 a son of the late Charles and Kazmieri Launis Slimskey. Edward will be missed terribly by his long time companion Mary Leonard, daughter April Slimskey of Vallejo, CA, sons, Lee Karash and his wife, Isabella of West Haven, Neil Karash and his wife, Christina of Meriden, grandchildren, Philip Karash of West Haven, Amy Bishop of Southington, his sister, Irene Timko of Windsor Locks, and his brother, Leonard Slimskey of Berlin. Predeceased by siblings George, Victor, and Lucy Slimskey. Edward was a very tallented automobile painter and made a career out of honing his talent and skill. When he wasn't working, he was fishing, ice fishing, and hunting with his family and friends. As a young man he had joined the US Army and spent most of his service in Europe where he became fond of traveling and seeing the world. His interest in travel grew and later in life he continued to explore the US and other parts of the globe. Besides being remembered as an amazing automobile painter and an avid fisherman and hunter, he will be remembered for his peacful yet strong personality, his honesty, his great work ethic, the dedication he had for his family and friends, and for being an amazing father. Funeral service will be held at BEECHER & BENNETT FLATOW FUNERAL HOME, 48 Cook Ave, Meriden, Wed. Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. Friends may visit with the family on Tue. from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be at Gethsemane Cemetery.

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  1. April, I loved reading about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, as I know your Dad is being taken care of wherever he is now. You look just like him!!!! He was a lucky man to have you as his daughter! I wish I knew the right things to say to make it all right. Take care and know that others are thinking of you and your family now. -Nance

  2. April, Please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of your father. I can remember visiting him with you at his shop in Waterbury long ago…we were in nursing school and you needed money for something (the reason escapes me but his response has not)..he gave without pause..a quiet example of a father’s love for his daughter 🙂 My mother sends her sympathy and warmest regards as well.

  3. To Mr. Leonard Slimskey, Our sincere condolences on the death of your brother. While I, Bruce, never remember meeting him, he was my uncle, and the loss of any family is heartfelt. From the obituary, he sounds like he was a wonderful man.I share his passions for fishing and hunting.My wife and I also offer our condolences to the rest of the family members. Sincerely, Bruce C. and Martha Slimskey

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