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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.
 

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#172 MarieHMisgen 2017-08-16 21:57
What an amazing man! As I grew up without a dad, I can only imagine the love you shared together! I can now understand a little better how you became the
extraordinary woman you are.... God Bless and comfort you and the family..
#171 Kit R 2017-08-16 11:12
Ali Sorry for your loss. What a wonderful legecy your dad left.You are a tribute to his life well lived.
#170 Tricia Whitlock 2017-08-15 19:39
Alex, my heart felt condolences to you and your family. How wonderful you all had him in your lives so long.
#169 Pennie Magee 2017-08-15 17:40
I'm so sorry for your loss, Alex. He clearly was a wonderful man.

I also love that he used a quilting ruler to mark the measurements on the quilt frame!
#168 Lucy Brown 2017-08-15 16:07
Alex, sorry for your loss, i remember ,meeting your dad, when i was still living in Fremont and you had started doing the Quilts in the Gardens quilt shows out side. A wonderful man.
#167 Margecam52 2017-08-15 09:28
So sad for you and your family Alex. Have been there & know the ache losing a parent causes.
#166 bobbinrobin 2017-08-14 23:19
Condolences to you and your family, Alex. Thank you for sharing this great man with all of us!
#165 LakesideRosie 2017-08-14 20:25
So sorry for your loss, Alex, Wonderful tribute to your dad.
#164 Donna 2017-08-14 18:08
What a wonderful celebration of his life.
#163 Judymc 2017-08-14 17:04
Alex, I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.
#162 Dorothy Stella 2017-08-14 14:15
Dear Alex,
What a wonderful man. You and your family were blessed! Prayers and blessings coming your way to you and your family.
#161 Janet 2017-08-14 14:14
I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I remember chatting with him at the Contra Costa Guild of Quilters quilt shows. Prayers to you and your family.

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