Ernest Slancauskas, 79, of McKees Rocks, PA died Saturday, March 14, 2009. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Valerian F. Szal Funeral Home. Friends and family were received Sunday, March 15 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home. Services were held Monday, March 16 at 11am. Mr. Slancauskas is survived by his beloved wife Virginia Slancauskas; daughter Donna (Walter) Krall; son Edward (JoAnne) Slancauskas of Columbus, MS; grandchildren, Walter III, Matthew, Lisa, Mark and Becky; great-grandchildren Sonni Marie, Kenneth, Arielle, Gavin and Spencer; sisters, Lois Benzing, Mary Jane Hughes, Elaine Ayers; brother Wayne Slancauskas and nieces and nephews. He was preceeded in death by his sisters, Jean Gerlach and Elizabeth Zurawski; brothers, John Slancauskas and William Slancauskas.