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David Slamar

David James Slamar

Saturday, May 4th, 1957 - Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020
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Obituary

David James Slamar, 63 years old of Bristol, WI passed away at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from multiple myeloma.

Born May 4, 1957, in Kenosha, WI, he was the son of the late Louis Jr. and Frances (Dix) Slamar.

David graduated from Westosha Central High School. He married his high school sweetheart, Stephanie Savas, on October 18, 1980. David was an avid skier and a 25-year veteran of the National Ski Patrol. He also enjoyed cooking, gardening, traveling (mostly to ski resorts), working on home improvement projects, and playing with his grandchildren. David was a member of Kimissis tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church in Racine, WI.

David and Stephanie owned and operated the Star Bar Restaurant. After retirement, he loved to drive the school bus for kids with disabilities in Kenosha County.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Stephanie; children, Nicolae (Rion) Epping, Maria (Adam) Pfister, Elizabeth (Vegim) Begolli, and David (Allison) Slamar; grandchildren, Daphne and Ansel Epping, Everett and Graham Pfister, and Vera and Rina Begolli; siblings, Louis (Margaret) Slamar III, Frank (Carmela) Slamar, Steven (Margaret) Slamar, Susan (Guy) Elmer, Peggy (Ray) Riedel, Kathleen (Bob) Sekany, and Laurie (Hal) Cousins; brothers/sister-in-law, John (Sara) Savas, Thomas (Helen) Savas, Tricia (Shawn) Downey, and Andrew (Pamela) Savas. He will also be missed by his nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and many friends.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Steve and Sue Savas; and a brother-in-law, Niko Savas.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Walter Longo for his care and compassion over the past ten years.

Services were held privately. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (https://give.themmrf.org/DavidSlamar) or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (https://donate.lls.org/lls/donate) in his memory.

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Judith Holman

Posted at 03:13pm
Rest in peace Dave. We had so much fun in High School and shared many laughs together. My prayers go out to Stephanie and family.

Judy (Miller) Holman
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Mike Broderick

Posted at 11:27pm
I was saddened to hear of David's passing. I had the pleasure of knowing David as he was a student of mine in drafting class for 2 years at Central; it was a great joy having him in class and he was a straight A student. The year he took my architectural drawing class, I had my prep period and David had his study hall at the same time. He would get a pass and would come down to my classroom and I always enjoyed his visits and his humor. It was fun having him around! I have remained close friends with his older brother Steven, and was aware of David's battle with multiple myeloma. I know he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Will be keeping the entire Slamar family in my prayers during this difficult time. -Mike Broderick
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Patty Soer Martin

Posted at 08:02pm
My sympathies to you Stephanie and your family. While David was in my H.S. class, I remember the times talking to you and John on the bus, and your friendliness. Thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort.
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Anna Sainski

Posted at 06:32pm
Dear Stephanie and family,
May the many happy memories you have help comfort you during this difficult time.
With deepest sympathy,
Anna Sainski
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Chelli Schibler

Posted at 12:31pm
We are so very sorry for your loss, love and prayers to you all !!! Love Tom and Chelli Schibler
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