Barbara A. Slapkowski Longtime Kearny resident Ms. Barbara A. Slapkowski of Kearny, N.J., died on Sunday in Clara Maass Medical Center. She was 78 and a longtime Kearny resident. A memorial visitation will be held in the Condon Funeral Home, 684 Kearny Ave., Kearny on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. A funeral service will be held at 11:45 a.m. in the funeral home. Barbara had been an administrative assistant for Swiss Re Insurance Co. in New York City until retiring. Previously she worked in the same capacity for American Key Products in Kearny. Surviving are her sister, Dorothy Ponczek, and several nieces and nephews. Barbara was predeceased by her brother, Walter Slapkowski. In lieu of flowers it was Barbara's wish that you consider a donation to Susan G. Komen at komen.org .