Calling Hours:
Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 4-7pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

Mass of Christian Burial:
Thursday, May 27, 2021, 11:00am
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
85 N. High St., Greenville, PA
Rev. Daniel Hoffman and Rev. Michael Zgonc as con-celebrants

Burial with committal will be in St. Michael Cemetery

Katherine Rose “Kate” (Zgonc) Slack, 40, passed away with her family by her side, in her childhood home in Greenville, P.A. on May 20th, 2021. Kate courageously battled pancreatic cancer for 3 years with a positive attitude and dependence on God. We didn’t get to spend as much time with her as we would have liked. She will be gravely missed.

Kate was born on November 24th, 1980 in Greenville, P.A. to Dr. Timothy and Kathleen A. (Popelka) Zgonc. She was brought home on Thanksgiving Day. Kate was a 1999 graduate of Greenville High School and received her BA in English from Thiel College in 2003. Kate was filled with love and kindness that was felt by everyone who was blessed to know her.

She was a lifelong, active parishioner of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church in Greenville, and most recently a parishioner of Holy Spirit Parish in New Castle, PA. While at St. Michael, she served as a cantor, catechist, and was a member of the St. Michael Adult Choir. Kate had a great love and devotion to Eucharistic Adoration and maintained a weekly Holy Hour.

Kate married David Slack Jr. on October 6, 2012. They lived in New Castle, PA. She supported him in his dream of starting his own construction business. They took a trip to Ireland together in 2019, fulfilling one of Kate’s dreams.

Kate was employed at CACI and USIS as a reviewer. She was a very talented actress and singer and was a part of the Thiel Players and the Greenville Area Community Theater. She loved reading, baking, traveling, spending time with family, and upholding family traditions. She was devoted to her nieces and nephews. She remembered the interests of her nieces and nephews and made a point to spend time talking with them. Kate invested love and time in her relationships with her siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Kate always tried to connect with everyone she came in contact with, no matter how young or old they were.

Kate was the proud Godmother of Julian Lee Cortez and Judah Matthew Zgonc. She is preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, mother-in-law, and unborn child Augustus Miriam. Kate is survived by her husband David of New Castle; two sisters Mary (Molly) and Emily Zgonc of Greenville, and brother Major David Zgonc and his wife Christen and their sons Abram and Judah of Fort Bragg, North Carolina ; siblings-in-law Kristi, Emily, Joy, Danielle, and Charles; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins who loved her very much.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael School Endowment Fund, 85 N. High St., Greenville, PA 16125 or Willow Women's Center, 1291 Rutledge Rd., Transfer, PA 16154.



  1. Mary Ella Young Mary Ella Young
    May 22, 2021    

    Dear Zgonc family,
    We are so sad to hear of Kate’s passing. She truly was an amazing young lady. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God surround you with His comfort and peace,
    Mary Ella and Ray

  2. Anonymous Anonymous
    May 22, 2021    

    Praying God’s Peace and Comfort for Dave and Kate’s families. She was definitely a one of a kind! A beautiful loving sweet spirit!
    Phyllis and Joe Kobialka

  3. Jeff and Sue Taylor Jeff and Sue Taylor
    May 23, 2021    

    We were so sorry to hear of Kate’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family. Our daughters spoke so highly of Kate. May Our Lord strengthen and uphold you as you go through this difficult time.

  4. Anonymous Anonymous
    May 23, 2021    

    Kate faced her battle of cancer with courage and trust in God. She was loved and will be missed by many.The Zgonc family reminds me of Little Flower family. May she Rest In Peace
    Mark and Londa Adams

  5. Joe and Mary Leedom Joe and Mary Leedom
    May 23, 2021    

    Our hearts go out to all of you. Kate was a beautiful person inside and out. I am so glad we had a chance to know her. Please know we send our love and prayers to all.

  6. Karen Peterson. Calvary Independent Church Karen Peterson. Calvary Independent Church
    May 24, 2021    

    With sympathy to Dave and her family

  7. Cathy Lewis Cathy Lewis
    May 25, 2021    

    Peace be with you all!
    Cathy and Ron Lewis and Family

  8. The Pinal Family The Pinal Family
    May 26, 2021    

    Our deepest condolences and sympathies go out to the Zgonc and Slack families. May God keep you close in his comfort and may you continue to feel your beloved Kate’s love from her special place in Heaven.

  9. Anonymous Anonymous
    May 27, 2021    

    David and Kate’s husband and sisters, We are so very sorry for your loss. Know that all of you are in our thoughts. We pray that your precious memories of her
    bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Diana Miller, Joseph Miller and Sara Miller Barr.

  10. Anonymous Anonymous
    May 28, 2021    

    Forever and always in our hearts you will be. The imprint in our lives and your smile in our hearts.

  11. Bernie & Jan Stefanik Bernie & Jan Stefanik
    May 29, 2021    

    Dear Zgonc family,
    Janet and I were saddened to hear of Katie’s passing. She is now at rest and enjoying the love and company of Jesus, Tim and Kathy. God bless and give you strength to weather through this time of sadness. You all will remember her for the rest of your lives with good memories of her time here on earth. With deepest sympathy, Bernie & Janet Stefanik

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