Paul Michael Slebodnik

January 26, 1940 - January 4, 2019
Paul Michael Slebodnik

Memorial Gifts & Donations

Paul Michael Slebodnik, age 78, of Wilmington, passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019, at his home.

He was born in Uniontown, PA., on January 26, 1940, the son of Paul and Anna Haragos Slebodnik.

Paul is survived by his beloved wife Kathleen “Kitty” Boland, whom he married on January 16, 1987; his children, Paul “Buster” Slebodnik and wife Lourdes, Kelly Schaefer and husband Eric, Stepdaughter Paula Rogers and husband Jay; Brother Larry Slebodnik and wife Georgiana; Grandchildren, Ashley Starkey, Jamie Whittimore, Jeremy Whittimore and Justin Rogers; Great Grandchildren Annalyse Starkey, Chelsea Whittimore, Caroline Starkey and Lucas Starkey; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his Sister Delores Burda and Brother Joe Slebodnik and Stepson Jesse Whittimore.

Paul was a proud member of the Marine Corps League #1070, Disabled American Veterans Chapter #11, New Hanover County Law Enforcement Officer Association (Gun Club) and the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society.

Paul worked as a Rigger in the Steel Mills in Cleveland, Ohio.

Paul served his country with honor and distinction as a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps.

The family will receive friends at a visitation to be held on Thursday, January 10, 2019, from 6:00pm till 8:00pm at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 11, 2019, at 10:00am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 6650 Carolina Beach Rd, Wilmington, NC 28412.

In recognition of Paul’s honorable and faithful service to his country, there will be a Rendering of Military Honors by the United States Marines Corps.

In lieu of flowers contributions to the Marine Corps League #1070, PO Box 15232 Wilmington, NC 28408 or the Help Center of Federal Point, Inc., PO Box 54 Carolina Beach, NC 28428, in memory of Paul, would be greatly appreciated.

Please share memories and condolences with the family by clicking on the “Post a Condolence” tab below.

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

Tribute Video


Friday, January 11, 2019
10:00 AM

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church - Directions



Thursday, January 10, 2019
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Wilmington Funeral Chapel - Directions
1535 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403

Purchase Flowers

Tribute Wall

Please feel free to sign the guestbook or share a memory

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • January 10, 2019
    Helen Flowers says:
    Paul was a kind and gentle soul and did he love Kitty and his family.He was a wonderful neighbor always willing to help with whatever you might need.Larry joins me in sending our deepest sympathy .

  • January 11, 2019
    Frank and Carla Gyetvan says:
    We have such fond memories of our family Christmas gathering 2018, where there was much laughter and frivolity! We know this is a sad time for all of Paul’s family.