Edward M. Slowik, D.O.
Dr. Edward M. Slowik, 88, died on November 17, 2017.
He was preceded in death by wives Marlene and Helen, the mother of Ed’s sons; youngest son Alan; and brother Al Lewis. He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Don Slowik and Linda Siefkas and Gary and Vicki Slowik; grandchildren Nicholas Slowik and Emilee Cunningham; nieces.
Ed was a loving and generous husband, father and friend. He touched thousands of lives, as a dedicated and compassionate physician in a family medical practice with Dr. Richard Sulek in Montgomery and Mason. He was a founder of Otto C. Epp Memorial Hospital (now Jewish Hospital).
The son of a Cleveland factory worker, Ed worked hard all his life, putting himself through college at Case Western Reserve University and the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (Midwestern University), class of 1957.
He was an active Rotarian for many decades. A gifted musician, Ed played in a polka band in his youth. Old friends and family will long remember the Slowik home musical performances, with Ed on clarinet or bass, Gary on guitar, and Don on drums.
He had a keen, scientific mind and enjoyed hands-on projects and passing these skills on to his sons. After retiring, Ed notably applied his surgical skills to grafting apple trees in the orchard, and pressed hefty sacks of fruit on his lucky friends at harvest time. His beloved farm was a retreat following Helen’s death, and became the happy gathering place for parties with Marlene and his circle of close, long-time friends.
Family will hold a private Celebration of Life. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to any charity. To share a memory or send a condolence, visit www.springgrove.org.