Cover photo for Gerard Henry Slagle's Obituary
Gerard Henry Slagle Profile Photo
1930 "Jerry" 2023

Gerard Henry Slagle

July 9, 1930 — September 14, 2023

Brighton Heights (native of Ford City)

Slagle, Gerard Henry "Jerry"  or "the Pap", of Brighton Heights, (native of Ford City, PA), passed away at the age of 93 on Thursday, September 14, 2023, surrounded by his family.  Beloved husband of Alice (Grazorchalk) Slagle, and father of Lori Slagle.  Beloved grandfather of Sara and Alan (Kayla) Harper,  who he raised as his own.  Great-grandfather to baby Emilia.  Father to Craig (Polly) Slagle, and the late Cindy Slagle.  Grandfather of Jessica (Joe) Barton, Angel (Justin) Roberts, Benjamin (Connie) Slagle, and Nicholas Slagle.  He is also survived by 9 great-grandchildren.  Son of the late Harry and Margaret Slagle. Brother-in-law of Willa and  the late George Grazorchalk and  Brother-in-law of the late Dolores & Anthony Nee. Uncle of Lynn (Ray) Galiffa & Mark Grazorchalk.  Great Uncle of Eric Grazorchalk.  Dear friend of Carol & the late Bruno Sammartino.

Jerry spent most of his adult life working in the contact lens business. In the early 60's, he opened a contact lens lab called "Tek-Na-Con" in downtown Pittsburgh.  Later on, he established "G.H. Slagle Contact Lens Service," and fitted contact lenses for opthalmlogists in Johnstwn, PA, Weirton, WV, and Steubenville, Ohio for several decades.  Upon retirement, he worked part-time at the front desk of a nursing facility where he was known as "Mr. Jer".  

His life revolved around his family.  He enjoyed summers at the beach, and having family and friends over for the holidays.  He loved his home,  and could often be spotted shining his car in the driveway, or doing yardwork on a warm day.  He enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, such as a good meal, dancing, and the companionship of his dogs.  He was a good man in every respect.  

Friends and family will be received Saturday from 6:00 - 8:00 pm & Sunday from 2:00 - 8:00 pm at the Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, Inc., 3552 California Avenue at Davis Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA   15212-2104.   Panachida will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 9:15 am. followed by the Funeral Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am in Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church.   Interment will follow in Union Dale Cemetery Div. #2.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Gerard Henry Slagle, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, September 16, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, Inc.

3552 California Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visitation

Sunday, September 17, 2023

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, Inc.

3552 California Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Panachida

Monday, September 18, 2023

9:15 - 9:30 am (Eastern time)

Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, Inc.

3552 California Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Divine Liturgy

Monday, September 18, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church

Superior Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Interment

Monday, September 18, 2023

11:15 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

Union Dale Cemetery Div. #2

2200 Brighton Road, Pittsburgh, PA

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 602

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree