Louis Slanina, of Glen Head, died on July 23, 2009. He was a WWII veteran serving with the US Army 7th Armored Division and recipient of the Purple Heart for wounds sustained during combat operations in the “Battle of the Bulge.” He was a 55-year resident of Glen Head and member of the Glenwood Landing American Legion, Post 336. Husband of 65 years to Mary Slanina. Father of Donna Slanina-Ruiz. Father-in-law of John Ruiz. Grandfather of Andrew Ruiz. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral Mass at St. Hyacinth Church, Glen Head. Interment East Hillside Cemetery, Old Brookville.