Henry Slonina of Lynn Haven, passed peacefully from this life and into Heaven on September 6, 2018 at the age of 87 with his loving family by his side.
Hank was born on February 24, 1931 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, to Stanislaw & Marya Slonina, who had emigrated from Poland.
Hank grew up & attended schools in Pawtucket, then joined the Air Force in 1950. He proudly served his nation in the Korean War, then traveled the world with his family including Japan and Panama Canal Zone. He retired as a Senior Master Sargeant after 24 years of honorable service.
He then went to work at the Navy Base for Bell Aerospace & Textron Marine as Director of Quality Control for the Hovercraft programs. He retired again after 17 years of service.
Hank was a dedicated family man and loved his family, loved animals, working on his boats and car projects, taking the kids to compete in horse shows, and liked spending time at his property at River Pond. Hank was also a 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus and a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church. He was a honest, straightforward and dependable man who did everything well.
Hank is predeceased by his parents, his brother John, his sisters Helen, Jean and Stacia, his grandson Christopher Sturgill, and his granddaughter Ashley Slonina.
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Marjorie Anne Slonina, his son Jim Slonina (Rosemary), daughter Janice Slonina and grandson Jonathan Sturgill, son Steve Slonina, and daughter Susan Slonina (Ricky Harper).
He will be so very missed. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Sims Veterans Home for their excellent care.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 10 am at St. Dominic Catholic Church. Visitation will start at 9 am.