Wendy J. Slafka 68, of North Huntingdon, went to be with the Lord on June 16, 2021. She was born April 21, 1953 in McKeesport, daughter of the late George and Margaret Jane Alund.
Loving wife of Mark J. Slafka, devoted mother to Nathan (Ashley) and Christian Slafka. Sister of Edith (Mark) Harvey, and brother David (Pamela) Alund. Adoring grandmother to Rylen, her “princess” and Luca, her “little buddy”, the lights of her life.
She is also survived by nieces and nephews, Natalie, Courtney (Luis), Justin , Ryan (Becky); Adam (Amy) and Michael (Rebekah).
A 1971 McKeesport High School graduate, she studied music at Duquesne University, taught piano and directed choirs at Christian Life Church and McKeesport Christian Alliance.
A God-fearing woman with a heart of gold, she had a passion for music and loved to sing.
She was an avid Pittsburgh Penguins fan, loved to cook and co-founded a non-profit horse rescue. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Friday 2-4,6-8 P.M. . A funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 A.M. at the Norwin Alliance Christian Church. Please go directly to the church. Memorials may be made to Samaritan Purse. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com
Originally published June 17, 2021.