Watch Alex and Joe on Simply Quilts below. Here is our quick summation
of a life well lived.
Joseph F. Sladky
Born July 19th, 1923, WWII Navy Lt JG Joe Sladky spent his 94 years living life to the fullest. Joe cherished his wife Dorothy for 70 years and worked hard to build and rebuild many homes for his family, including the Wilder Cottage in downtown. Joe came to Livermore as Sandia's 22nd employee and later was a plant manager at Hexel Livermore. Living a life full of giving, Joe became a school board member who helped open Jackson Avenue Elementary School, participated in the planning and opening of Valley Care Hospital, and served as Santa at the Senior Center. As an avid boat lover, Joe's many boats were used to teach his children and grandchildren to navigate, ski, tube, and fish. In his spare time, he would carve boats, build quilt frames, read, and help anyone who needed a hand. Joe was a positive force who wanted everyone to live life to the fullest and to not "sweat the small stuff." He taught us what a man and husband should be. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you have a cocktail at 5 PM with someone you love- Joe always did.