Donald Phillip Fanslau of Swedesboro, NJ entered eternal life on February 20, 2017. Known as “Slick” driving the #125 car at Bridgeport Speedway he was a four decade race enthusiast. Don was a proud race car driver, pit crew chief, and dedicated race fan always eager to help, especially new drivers. A graduate of Kingsway Regional High School, Don worked with Gahrs Construction, Kingsway, and recently retired from GCIA. He was a dedicated member of the Woolwich Fire Company, worked on race cars with Chuck and Matt, and has a permanent chair at Joe’s, The Pizza Villa.
Family was important to Don, and they recently enjoyed time together. Joshua and Matthew had fun talking to Uncle Don on their cell phones laughing and talking about sports. Don is preceded in death by his loving parents, Ted and Betty Fanslau. He is survived by his sister and husband, Nancy and Bruce Bartie, nephew, Adam Bartie, niece, Megan and husband, Jack Soukup. Brother and wife, David and Fran Fanslau, nephews, Matthew and Joshua.
Come celebrate 55 great years 5:00 – 7:00 pm Saturday, February 25th, at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro, where there will be a 7 p.m. service. Sunday we’ll gather at the Daley Life Celebration Studio at 8 a.m. for a procession to Bridgeport Speedway and back to Lake Park Cemetery for Interment. We ask that you remember Don in your prayers, think of Don at every Bridgeport Speedway Race, and every time you watch NASCAR. In lieu of flowers we ask that you make a donation to the Woolwich Fire Company, Bridgeport Speedway, or buy a pizza from The Pizza Villa in Swedesboro in honor of Don.