Emil Slovak

Posted On January 25th, 2013 -

89 died at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center on January 12, 2013. He was a high school teacher and coach who began his career in Hawaii. He was born in Elliston, Ohio on December 23, 1923. He played football for Notre Dame, and graduated with a Bachelor degree in foreign commerce He first came to Honolulu after graduating from the University of Notre Dame. He taught and coached at Punahou school where he met his wife, Eleanor Louise Hough who was a music teacher at Punahou.. The couple returned to the mainland and reared their family of eight children while residing in Colorado, Missouri, Florida and California. Emil received his Masters degree in education from the University of Miami . He retired in Hawaii where he lived on Kauai and Oahu. He loved gardening, hiking, playing tennis, going to the beach and visiting his children. He is survived by his seven sons: Jonathan, Mark, Timothy, Charles, James, Emil, Jr., and Louis; and his daughter, Robinnie and eight grandchildren. His memorial service is from 9-12 am, Saturday, February 2, 2013, at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Mauanakea Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96819. Donations to the Alzheimer Foundation of America, http://alzfdn.org/. are requested instead of flowers.

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