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EMILY SLASHINSKI, 80, of Wilkes-Barre Township, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2009, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. She was born March 24, 1928, in Wilkes-Barre Township. Her parents were the late Frank and Mary Wabik Sulitka. She was formerly employed by the American Tobacco Co., Mountain Top, and Trion Industry, Plains. She was preceded in death by husband Adam Slashinski and brother William Sulitka. Surviving are children Alexis D. Shara and husband Ernest, John Slashinski and wife Suzanne, Daniel Slashinski and wife Lisa; grandsons Jonathan Shara and John Andrew Slashinski; brother Daniel Sulitka; nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. Family and friends will be received from 5 p.m. until service time at the Simon S. Russin Funeral Home, 136 Maffett St., Plains Township.

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