AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Joseph P. Slanina, age 68 of Austintown, passed away at Shepherd of the Valley in Boardman on Monday, April 17, 2023.

Joseph was born April 24, 1954 in Youngstown, Ohio a son of Joseph, Sr. and Eileen Madden Slanina.

He was a construction worker starting with Hames Construction with his father for 25 years and later for TMC Construction & Trenching of Boardman.

He enjoyed tinkering in his shop, digging and working with sandstone and loved spending time with his granddaughter.

Joseph will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his family: his wife, the former Linda M. Brown whom he married August 6, 1977; his sons, Joseph P. Slanina, Jr. of Girard, Ohio and Brian K. Slanina of Mineral Ridge, Ohio and his granddaughter, Callie. He also leaves his siblings, Pat (Frank) Cika of Cleveland, Ohio, Linda Reese of Youngstown, Ohio and Michael Slanina of Michigan.

Beside his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Joseph Slanina, Jr. and a sister-in-law, Jackie Slanina.

There will be services held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 24, 2023, with calling hours at 3:00 p.m. until the time of service, at Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home.

Joseph will be laid to rest at Dean Hill Cemetery in Canfield, Ohio.

Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral home’s website at to share memories and condolences.

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