Stuart Slovak

stuart slovak

October 31, 1963 ~ February 18, 2024

Stuart Slovak, "Stu", age 60, lifelong resident of Ridgefield, passed peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday February 18th, 2024. Stu was the Vice President of Sales for Shawnee Trucking of Clifton. A true fan of his children, he spent much of his time involved in their activities and coaching all of his children's sports teams.

Beloved husband and best friend of 24 years to Lorraine (nee Kivlehan). Devoted father of Elizabeth and Ryan Slovak. Dear brother of Steven Slovak and his wife Donna, Peter Slovak and his wife Jennifer. Cherished son of the late Bette O'Brien and late Frank Slovak Jr. Adored by his stepmother Lorretta Slovak. He was loved very much by the Hart family of Massachusetts (Jennifer, Chris and Tony). Beloved brother-in-law of Maureen & Peter Sutton, and Kevin Kivlehan and his fiancé Jodi. Adored uncle of Mia, Chloe, Cole, Joseph, Thomas and Matthew.

Great friend and admirable man to the entire community. He was looked upon with great respect by his family, work community, friends and Colonial crew. He empowered everything it means to be a hard working man and stand up guy. Most importantly Stu was a role model to all the kids he coached or anyone who needed advice. He never failed to make someone laugh or put a smile on their face. Stu loved spending summers at the fields and courses, and in the winters wanted nothing more than a little escape to Florida for some sun.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make donations, to remember Stu, to your favorite local youth athletic program.

The family will receive their friends on Friday 4:00 – 8:00 pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street "opposite the Fort Lee Library". The funeral will leave Saturday at 10:30 AM for the celebration of his funeral mass in St. Matthew's R C Church at 11:00 AM. For condolences, directions, or information or call (201) 944-0100.


Mass: February 24, 2024 11:00 am

St. Matthew┬┤s R C Church
555 Prospect Avenue
Rdigefield, NJ 07657

Visitation at Funeral Home: February 23, 2024 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place: February 24, 2024 12:30 pm

George Washington Memorial Park.
Paramus & Century Roads
Paramus, NJ 07653-0021

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  1. I am so saddened by the news of Stu's passing. Although we were friends through business for over 25 years I can say you were a true friend. I feel like I know your Family through the countless stories going back to the elf on the shelf. Thankfully i did not have one when my kids were young. I know i would never remember to move it…. We would talk about my boys and Ryan playing ball and how we loved watching them. It never got old. He loved his family and always spoke highly of them. Last time we spoke about Elizabeth and how he was proud of her and i said it is always great to have a nurse for a daughter so you have someone who can care for you when you get old. He couldn't imagine that but I have no doubt she would do anything for you.

    You were a rare breed and a true gentlemen.

    My deepest condolences to Lorraine, Elizabeth and Ryan and your entire family.

    RIP my friend you will be missed

    Patty Loua

  2. My sincere condolences to the entire family. I have worked with Stu off and on for almost 30 years. He was a true professional and cared about his customers. My memory of Stu is his love for the Yankees, and baseball, He had a great sense of humor, and witty, sarcasm. He was a standup, and honest guy. Picked me up at the airport, on my visits to New York City, and dropped me off at my hotel twice. He will be missed. RIP Stu!

    George Reese

  3. In reflecting on our beloved "Stu" of 27 years, we find solace in the memories of his infectious laughter that echoed in our company, turning mundane moments into cherished ones. Stu's strength was a quiet force that steadied us through storms, and his kindness was a beacon of light that brightened even the toughest day. His empathy formed an unspoken bond, making each of us feel seen and valued. Let's hold on to the countless memories of joy and camaraderie, forever grateful for the privilege of sharing our days with such a remarkable soul.

    To Lorraine, Elzie & Ryan, as you navigate this difficult time, please know that our collective hearts extend a warm embrace to you. In this shared grief, we stand united, offering our continued support and heartfelt condolences. Stu was not just a colleague but a cherished member of our extended family here at Shawnee.

    Stu will forever be in our hearts and will be missed by all. Rest In Peace our friend!!!!!

    With all of our love and support,

    Chris Lall and The Shawnee Family

  4. Stu and I met through work. He was a vendor, customer and most importantly a friend. We spent a lot of talking about his kids and their athletic endeavors. We trash talked about golf but most importantly we always laughed with and at each other. My company Empire Freight and myself will think of Stu daily. Prayers to his kids and wife.

  5. I have had the great honor to call Stu my friend and brother for over 50 years. Our memories together are countless and priceless. Through Stu, I became friends with his brother Steve and his wife Donna. What an honor to have Stu as my best man, and both Steve and Donna in my wedding party. Stu will always be remembered as a wonderful man, kindhearted and an incredible father and husband. I love you brother and may you rest in peace.

  6. My sincere condolences to the entire family. I have worked with Stu for almost 23 years and can't think of a more stand up guy. Passionate about family, work, sports and customers. Always willing to go the extra mile and can remember a visit from MN to NJ and Stu would roll out the red carpet. He'd have a car arranged to pick you up from the airport, have lunch ready for you at Shawnee and take care of getting you back to the airport. True class act. Very fortunate to consider him a friend and will be missed greatly. RIP Stu

    Mike Post

  7. I had the privilege of working with Stu for over 12 years as a client. He called me MB and I felt like I knew him although we never got the chance to meet. RIP to a special man. My Prayers are with his family and all who were loved and touched by him.

  8. My heartfelt condolences go out to friends and family. I started working with Stu about 3 years ago. It was always a pleasure and provided a great service. We had a Cape Cod connection that we use to reminisce about.
    I, unfortunately, never got to meet Stu face to face. But that doesn't matter. I'm glad I got to know him. He will be missed.
    Joe DUrso

  9. I am so sorry and shocked to hear about Stu’s passing- we did so much work with Shawnee and he was always ready, willing and available to help. We all feel terrible and our deepest condolences to the entire family –
    Robbi, Michele, Robbie Jr and our crew at Robbi Promotional

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