Lou Slanina

Ocean Beach & Yacht Club is saddened to report the passing of long-time member, former Board member, and friend, Lou Slanina.  Lou had spent the last 16 years as a full-time resident of Ocean Beach, frequently volunteering his time and participation in special events.  His charming personality and endless collection of silly jokes will be sorely missed.


Louis W. Slanina, 91, of Ocean Beach II died peacefully on Monday, August 18, 2014. Born in Garfield, Lou resided in Clifton prior to retiring to Madeira Beach, FL before becoming a full time resident of Ocean Beach II 16 years ago.

He is a US Army Veteran of WW II who served in Europe. Lou was a patrolman with the Clifton Police Department for 25 years prior to his retirement in 1983. He is a former parishioner of St. Andrew RC Church, a former member of P.B.A. Local #36 and the Athenia Veterans Post all in Clifton.

Lou is predeceased by his devoted wife of 51 years, Eleanor (Johnson) and by 3 brothers, Leonard, Andrew and Fred Slanina.

He is survived by six loving children, Patricia Messing of Clifton Park, NY, Joan Samuels of Somers Point, Louis Slanina of Burlington, VT, Marlene Zschoche of Coopersburg, PA, John and Thomas Slanina of Clifton, by 13 cherished grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will begin 11:30AM Friday at Allwood Funeral Home, 660 Allwood Rd., Clifton, NJ 07012 with a 12 noon Mass at St. Andrew RC Church. Entombment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visiting hours are Friday morning 9:30 to 11:30AM.