Barbara Slack

Obituary of Barbara Valerie Slack

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Barbara Valerie Slack (Blecker), 74. Died February 13, 2007 after a valiant battle with cancer. Born in Elizabeth, NJ, 1932. Formerly of Pitman, NJ, later Indian Wells, CA and Corona Del Mar, CA. Graduated from St. Mary's High School, Elizabeth, NJ and Douglas College, New Brunswick, NJ. Survived by her husband Charles B. Slack, Corona Del Mar, CA, children Walter Samuel Slack, II (Chari) Marco Island, FL, Peter N. Slack (Jill) Pitman, NJ and Susan Jane Budd (Robert) West Deptford, NJ and 7 grandchildren. She and her husband built SLACK Incorporated, an international healthcare information and education company, as a major entity in the marketplace. She held positions of Vice President, Production Manager and Editorial Director. Barbara edited many professional healthcare titles as well as books written by best selling author Leo Buscaglia. She also founded two companies, First Impressions, specializing in limited edition artwork and Art Caravan, a print art sales and marketing company. She served on the Board of Directors of the McCowan Memorial Library in Pitman, NJ. She had a wonderful life full of great friends and loved ones. She loved life and approached it with vigor everyday. Services will be held Friday, February 16, 10:00am at Sacred Heart Church, 430775 Deep Canyon Road at Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA. Interment will be February 19, 10:00am at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Pitman, NJ. The family will greatly appreciate flowers or in lieu of flowers contributions to Sacred Heart Church, 430775 Deep Canyon Road, Palm Desert, CA 92260.
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