||Patti Ann SLIKO, 69, departed as a pilgrim on earth on June 18, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Born November 30, 1951, in South Fork, daughter of Ray and Jeanne (Morgan) Baxter.
Preceded in death by parents; son Corey Varner in 2016; and step-son, Adam Sliko in 2021.
Survived by husband, Kenneth J. “Kenny” Sliko, Adams Township; and her children Keith Varner and companion Kristi Kuhn, Washington D.C.; and Carrie (Varner) Wasnick, South Fork, whom she shared with her former husband, James Varner. Also survived by loving grandsons, Jacob, Logan, and Ethan Wasnick; brothers, Jack and Johnnie Baxter; and nephew, Brandon and his family.
Patti drove school bus for Miller Motors for 17 years and more recently for McIlwain School Bus Lines since 2003. Employed by the Johnstown Credit Bureau, Inc. for 51 years. Active member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Johnstown. Graduate of Forest Hills High School class of 1969, where she was a cheerleader, and played volleyball and basketball. Avid tennis player, tennis captain and played in the USTA for many years. Treasurer of South Fork Heritage Days, former secretary for the Cambria-Somerset Tea Party, and a founding member of the Forest Hills Alumni Association. President of the Adams Twp. Boys League, Women’s Auxiliary, and long time coach for the Adams Twp. Girls League. Patti was the third part of the “Golden Girls” along with Sandy Burkey and Nancy Trostle, her best and trusted friends to the end.
Patti’s lifelong dedication to helping others ended with one final act for society as it was her wish that her body be donated to science.
A memorial service is being planned for a later date at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, with Pastor Scott Klimke, presiding. Arrangements and obituary provided by the Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home, Inc. Newspaper date unknown.|