WATERBURY, Dec. 17--(AP) Services for Dr. Joseph E. Slavin, 73, of Waterbury, State Athletic Commission boxing physician, will take place Monday morning. A solemn High Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception church.
Dr. Slavin died yesterday at his home of a heart attack, according to Medical Examiner Edward H. Kirschbaum.
Dr. Slavin. who was a native of this city, was a football star at Villanova college, and played against many top eastern performers, including the late Jim Thorpe, famed Carlisle Indian ace, who was a guest of Dr. Slavin here some ten years ago. Dr. Slavin was also well known as an amateur golfer in this area.
He graduated from Villanova and he received his medical degree from the University of Vermont. He had been a practicing physician here since 1916. He was active in medical organizations, and recently was reelected president of the Connecticut Catholic Business and Professional Men's association. He also served for many years as a captain in the medical detachment of the Connecticut National Guard and was on the staff at St. Mary's hospital.
Dr. Slavin leaves his widow, Mrs. Margaret Hamill Slavin; a brother, Prof. William A. Slavin of Villanova college; a sister. Sister Mary Carolyn of St, Bridget's convent, Jersey City, N. J., and several nieces and nephews.
Bridgeport (Connecticut) Telegram, December 17, 1955.