Beloved Civic Leader Fay Slotnick Loses Cancer Battle

Fay Slotnick was a teacher, a mentor, and a gifted civic leader whose visionary principles regarding parenting, diversity, fairness and justice become her living legacy. (Photo by Lucelle O’Flaherty/The Zebra Press)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – With great sadness, the Alexandria Democratic Committee has announced the passing of its former Vice Chair for Finance and Administration, Fay Slotnick.

Fay lost her battle with cancer on Tuesday night, February 19, 2019.

The ADC wrote, “Fay was the kind of person whose life calls for the most meaningful and celebratory type of remembrance. Her dedication, can-do mentality and ability to deal with people (and understand their capabilities) led to many, many ADC successes.  So many times she would be approached with a problem situation, only for the rest of us to find out that she had already noticed it and knew the solution.”

Fay was a noted leader in the ACLU and was the first Executive Director of the Parent Leadership Training Institute, an Alexandria organization which helps parents become the leaders they would like to be for children and families, increasing parent-child interactions, and improves child outcomes through parent involvement.

The Slotnick family released the following statement:

“Fay has been a pillar of the Alexandria community, serving as a CASA volunteer, a mentor, a council member’s aide, a member of the Alexandria Democratic Committee and its Executive Committee, and on the board for the Friends of the Torpedo Factory.

One of her proudest accomplishments was her role at the Parent Leadership Training Institute in Alexandria, serving as its first Executive Director and later Chair of the Board.  She also served on the board of the ACLU of Virginia, dedicating her time to fighting for civil liberties.

She was a fierce advocate for fairness, diversity, equality, and inclusion.

Fay is survived by her husband Jack Slotnick; daughters Phyllis and Jennifer Slotnick; son Steven Lynn (Rebecca); and grandchildren Aaron, Sean, and Sydney Lynn and Jacob Slotnick.

Fay has been a positive force in the lives of many and will be truly missed. Memorial services are being planned for Alexandria, VA and in NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Alternatively,

Cards may be sent to Jack Slotnick, 400 Madison St., #2203, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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