DAVENPORT — John Slawinski, 53, of Davenport passed away Friday Feb. 28, 2014, at his home in Davenport.
John Stephen Slawinski, Jr. was born Jan. 29, 1961, in Manhasset, N.Y., the beloved son of John, Sr. and Betty (Gumm) Slawinski. He graduated from Great Neck (N.Y.) High School. He married Misty Stibolt on Jan. 30, 2003. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a staff sergeant from 1979 to 1993. He worked for the U.S. Air Force for 14 years as a biomedical equipment specialist, where he received several awards and commendations. He also worked various civilian biomedical jobs, retiring from Sudexo.
John enjoyed a good conversation on a variety of subjects, including religion, politics and the weather. He enjoyed taking fall color trips with his wife, Misty. He also enjoyed camping and fishing, though the fish never seemed too interested in the bait he used. Football season brought about a divided house; as he loved the New York Giants and she rooted for the Bears. Worshiping God was a top priority for his family. He loved the traditional hymns and classical music. He will also be remembered for all the good (and lame) jokes he shared. He fought a strong fight with multiple sclerosis for nine years. He will be missed by many.
Survivors include his wife, Misty of Davenport; his parents, John and Betty Slawinski; sons, Stephen, John III, Christopher and Ryan; stepson and friend, Brandon Norris and Joshua Myers; daughters, Amy, Jennifer, Sarah Elizabeth; stepdaughters, Christina Norris, Annie Porte, and Sarah Baese; four grandchildren; his beloved brothers, Paul (Angel) Slawinski and Thomas Slawinski; sisters, Deborah Sniffen and Tina (Ross) Kash; and seven nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Stella and John Slawinski and maternal grandparents, Mary and George Gumm; and an uncle, George Gumm Jr.
Funeral services for John S. Slawinski Jr. will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Crossroads Independent Baptist Church, 21141 Scott Park Rd., Davenport. Burial will follow at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, where military rites will be conducted by the the Vietnam Veterans of America 299. Family will greet friends 5-7 p.m. Monday at Cunnick-Collins Mortuary, Davenport.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.Cunnick-Collins.com.