Edwin Slavinsky Jr.
Social worker, teacher
Edwin A. Slavinsky Jr., a former social services worker and teacher, died June 5 of heart failure at the home of his parents in Towson, where he lived. He was 53.
He was preparing to teach English in Korea. He taught at Atheles Institute at Catonsville Community College from 1990 to 1992. Earlier, he taught Russian at Hopkins School in New Haven, Conn.
After working as a social services caseworker in New York City for a year, Mr. Slavinsky became a caseworker for the Connecticut State Welfare Department in 1968. In 1972, he worked for the state's department of mental retardation.
Born in Catonsville, he was a 1960 graduate of Loyola High School and earned his bachelor's degree in 1966 from Columbia University.
A memorial Mass was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Towson.
He is survived by a son, Michael S. Slavinsky of San Francisco; his parents, Dr. Edwin A. Slavinsky Sr. and Adele T. Slavinsky of Towson; a brother, Gary Slavinsky of Columbia; and two sisters, Dr. Barbara Slavinsky of Lompoc, Calif., and Louise Briggs of Bristol, R.I.