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George Arthur Slebodnik

July 29, 1949 ~ November 17, 2021 (age 72)

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Mr. George Arthur Slebodnik passed away at the age of 72, from a heart attack November 17, 2021 at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston, South Carolina.

George was born July 29, 1949 in Landsberg/Lech, Germany to Robert and Ursula Slebodnik.

George leaves behind his life partner, Jeanie Gilson of over 30 years, his sister Bobbie Stanic and brother-in-law Steve, and Her two children Jamie and David Flowers (wife Liz) and many other nieces and nephews and other children that called him (Uncle or Dad).

He was loved by too many to list!

George joined the U.S.A.F October 3, 1969 and served as an airplane electrician until his honorable discharge November 22, 1973. George worked for Rockwell Collins for over 20 years as a Director for Marketing and Sales for the Western Region. He retired at the age of 56. His career was primarily working with the Armed Forces to place the best communication devices in the aircrafts for our Military Services. 

George held many interest including cars, planes, radios, all types of technology, New York Yankees, LSU Football and spending time with his family.

He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, January 7, 2022 at 2:00pm at Parks Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Diabetes Foundation or VA Veterans Association.

Arrangements by Parks Funeral Home, 130 West 1st North Street, Summerville, SC 29483.





George Slebodnik Eulogy: 


Hi, my name is Joanie Gilson, I’m Jeanie’s sister.

I would like to acknowledge Bobbie, George’s sister, and Jamie, George’s niece, who arrived yesterday from Biloxi, Mississippi.

I want to say thank you to all the people that travelled a long way to Celebrate George’s life with us.

 GEORGE ARTHUR SLEBODNIK…Born, July 29, 1949 & passed Nov. 17, 2021.

Note George’s initials G A S.  He was very proud of these initials and most of you in the audience know what I am talking about.  Whether he cleared out Conf. Rooms, stores in the mall, grocery aisles, hotel lobbies, restaurants and even times when Jeanie and I had to evacuate the house.

George has been an integral part of our lives for over 30 years.  I don’t remember saying “Jeanie” without “George’s name afterwards, or vis-versa.  This has been a very bittersweet 7 weeks for Jeanie as well as her family and friends.  It is hard to imagine our lives without George.  We shared over 30 trips around the Sun together.

When I heard about George’s passing, I was heartbroken because I wasn’t expecting it since I was planning on seeing him the following week which was Thanksgiving.

As Thanksgiving approached, my heart swelled with Gratitude for having a friend like George in my life.  Jeanie and I often felt like the 2 luckiest girls in the world.

Every year during the Christmas Holidays, George said, “I’m not watching “It’s a Wonderful Life Again”, and then he would sit through the entire show laughing and balling at the end.  George was “Our George Bailey”.  He was a Friend, Mentor, Confidant, and trusted Pal that would help us through the rough times and give us the shoulder needed during life’s hard challenges.  I know some of you here know what I am talking about.

George served in the Air Force and later had a career selling Govt. Radios for Rockwell Collins.  He was a successful salesman because of his honest and ethical approach to all his decisions.  He never hesitated to Step Up & Do The Right Thing.

He retired and lived in Lake Arrowhead until he moved to Summerville 5 years ago.  George loved his house, his neighbors, Jeanie and his dog, Trixie.  He told me how happy he was he moved here and how happy he was living with Jeanie.  A Big Hug to Jeanie for taking such good care of him and making sure he had fun and never wanted for anything.  He loved you so much, and he told me so… It was often Followed by ‘She’s a Big Pain in the Ass’…. BUT I LOVE THAT WOMAN SO MUCH!!!

 George took us on many adventures.  We went to Hawaii, including The Big Island, Waikiki, and Maui.  We went to Tahiti for our 50th, and for many years we went to the Hotel Del Coronado for Thanksgiving dinner.  We saw Jimmy Buffet, Diane Schurr, and Jay Leno.  We went miniature golfing and Whale Watching as well. George loved the water and lived on a Boat when we 1st met him.  The interesting part of that Is “He never learned to swim” until he was in his late sixties.

There are no words that can express our Sincere thanks for everything you meant to our family and Jeanie.  We will miss you the rest of our lives, and we will never forget all the love and fun we shared with you.

You rest, My Friend.  It has been “A Wonderful Life” being part of your life

I Love You & Always Will.

Thank you.



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Memorial Service
January 7, 2022

2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Parks Funeral Home
130 West 1st North Street
Summerville, SC 29483

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