Obituaries October 20, 2011

Published on: October 20, 2011

Edward C. Rudolphy

Edward C. Rudolphy (Ed), 85, of Sun City Center, Florida, passed away October 13 after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Signy; daughters Cynthia, Pamela, Jennifer and Margaret; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, numerous nieces and nephews. A private family celebration of his life will be held. In lieu of flowers, a donation to LifePath Hospice of Sun City Center would be appreciated.

Frederic William Slater

Fred Slater, beloved husband of Marion L. (Traudt) of 47 years, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 at the age of 81. Fred grew up in Waterbury, Connecticut, lived in Massachusetts for many years and has lived in Florida for 26 years. He never met a stranger and was known for being the “fix it” man for friends and neighbors who needed help. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and worked for Northrop Grumman Corp. as a Sales and Marketing Executive prior to retiring in Florida in 1985.

Fred is survived by his wife, Marion; sons, David P. (Christine) Slater, Bruce E. Slater, Diane; daughters M. (Ron) Shursen, Linda J. (Jon) Sadlon and Cathy A. Slater; 8 grandchildren: Rebecca (Joey) Manson, Peter (Maire) Slater, Jennifer (Ben) Elhorst, Chelsea and Natalie Sadlon, Chelsea Slater, James and Hannah Shursen, and five great grandchildren, Nisha and Raelen Slater, Claire and Max Manson, and Hannah Elhorst. A 6th great grandchild is expected in February, 2012.

Services will be held on Saturday Oct. 22, 2011 at the Southern Funeral Care Chapel 10510 Riverview Drive, Riverview. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lifepath Hospice, 908 American Blvd., Sun City Center or to a charity of your choice.

Stephen M. Prusak

Stephen M. Prusak, our son, brother and friend, passed away peacefully on October 6, 2011.  Steve was born on February 21, 1958 in Olean, NY. He graduated from Olean High School in 1976 and went on to attend Rochester Institute of Technology in NY, Clemson University in S.C. and received his MBA at St. Bonaventure University in Allegheny, NY.

A kind and gentle man, Steve is survived by his parents, Eugene and Florence Prusak of Sun City Center, Fl., his brother, Paul (Sue) Prusak of Oroville, CA, special cousins “Mary & Mary” and many other family and friends.
A Memorial Mass was held October 11, 2011 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Sun City Center, Fl.

Anyone wishing to make a donation in Steve’s memory may do so to the charity of your choice, keeping in mind that he always had a “Soft Spot” for the homeless and animals.

The Prusaks wish to thank their family and their Sun City Center “Family” for their kindness and prayers of support. You will never know how much you are all appreciated.