Joseph John Slovensky Jr. of Dayton passed away peacefully at home in the arms of his loving wife on Thursday, January 2, 2020. Joseph was born in Bronx, NY, lived in Ridgewood, Queens, and moved to Dayton thirty-five years ago. He was an avid New York Yankees and Giants fan. He worked as a police officer and detective for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and was also part of the Hostage Negotiating Team. He was the Director of Security for the New York Board of Trade and was present during the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. He was an Assistant Scout Master for Troup 10 of Monmouth Junction. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Joseph was a proud grandfather, a devout catholic, and enjoyed traveling on cruise ships with his wife seventeen times. Predeceased by his parents Joseph John Sr. and Susie (Hanatick) Slovensky; he is survived by his wife Christine (Tumasonis) Slovensky; his three sons Matthew, Kevin, and Brian; and four grandchildren. Visitation will be on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at M.J. Murphy Funeral Home, 616 Ridge Road at New Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852. Funeral will begin at 9 AM on Friday, January 10, 2020 at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM at St. Cecilia’s Church, 10 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852. Entombment will follow in Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Cecilia’s Church, 10 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852.