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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On June 13, 2016 @ 10:08 am In Obituary | 8 Comments


81, died on June 9, 2016 in Chandler, AZ.  She was born September 15, 1934 in Kane, Pennsylvania.  She was the oldest daughter of Lena and Louis Slater. Mary Madeline attended Sheffield High School and nurses training at St. Vincent where she received her RN degree.  On June 28, 1958, Madeline married Edward Joseph Straneva.  Madeline worked for the Visiting Nurses Association in Erie, PA for 20 years and helped establish one of the first hospices in the U.S.  Madeline enjoyed boating on Lake Erie, camping at the Kinzua Dam and across the country.  She and her husband Ed enjoyed several trips to Europe and Hawaii.  Madeline and Ed arrived in Arizona in February 1996 to be closer to their grandchildren. Madeline was preceded in death by her parents.  Madeline is survived by her three siblings, Louis Slater (Liz) of Sedona, John Slater of Tempe and Kathleen (Robert) Davis of Texas.  She is also survived by her husband, Edward, her daughter, Dr. Sally Kalpakoff (Jeffrey) and her son Michael (Mary), grandchildren Jennifer and Mary Kalpakoff, Anne, Ryan and Kate Straneva and her great-grandson, Andrew Kalpakoff.

Visitation will be from 5:30 – 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 7:00 P.M. Thursday June 16, 2016 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. A Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 A.M. Friday, June 17, 2016 Corpus Christi Church, 3550 E. Knox Road, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014.

Condolences for the family of “STRANEVA, MARY MADELINE (SLATER)”

Condolence from Patty Ryan on June 13th, 2016 5:10 pm

Ed, Mike, Sally and family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

Condolence from Ann and Dave Ryan on June 14th, 2016 8:43 am

Ed, Mike, Sally and Family –

Please accept our condolences for your loss – you have our deepest sympathy.

Ann and Dave Ryan

Condolence from Lisa Meyer on June 14th, 2016 3:34 pm

Dearest Straneva Family, we are so sorry for your loss and send our deepest thoughts and prayers to you all. May peace and love surround you at this difficult time.

We love and care,
The Meyer Family

Condolence from Johanna Votichenko on June 14th, 2016 7:17 pm

We are sending all of you peace , love and our deepest sympathy.
Madeleine was a dynamic and strong spirit with a great love for her family.
Our prayers and hearts are with you.
With love and sumpathy,
Johanna and Peter

Condolence from Helenmarie & Family on June 14th, 2016 7:55 pm

Hugs and Prayers to you all, we loved Aunt Mid so much.

Condolence from The Duncan’s on June 15th, 2016 7:23 am

With Heartfelt Sympathy to the Slater Family,

May you rely on the God of all comfort to help you to endure the days ahead.

” God is our refuge and strength. ”
( Psalms 46 : 1 )

Condolence from Wes and Karen Mendenhall on June 23rd, 2016 8:22 am

Dear Ed and Family,
We were saddened to hear of Mid’s passing while we were on a trip. She was a wonderful woman and soul mate to you Ed. It was inspirational to us to see your devotion to her in your daily visits to see her while she was incapacitated. If ever there was a person who went straight to heaven ( no stop in purgatory) it would be Mid. Please know that you and your family have our sympathy and offer our condolences. We pray for her soul and for you in your sorrow.
Wes and Karen Mendenhall

Condolence from Rose Slater on September 5th, 2017 11:23 am

I you Aunt Middie, Some of our Best memories are with Aunt Mid & Uncle Ed We miss you so much & we are so lucky we had so much time with you! You & Stella eating bacon & dancing & singing! Those are the BEAUTIFUL memories we will remember! I love you
Rose Slater
Stella Slater
John Slater

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