Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


WOOSTER – Richard Doyle œDick  Slater, 88, of Wooster, passed away May 1 at Shady Lawn Health Care Center. The Lord called him home and he is at peace now.
He was born in Wooster March 3, 1924, and was the son of Fern Lowe and Leroy Slater. He married Dorothy Drabenstott on March 10, 1946. They were together for 66 wonderful years.
Richard was a warm, loving husband, and he dearly loved his children and grandchildren. He always had a good sense of humor, and was known as the candy man.
Richard served his country in World War II as an Army Staff Sgt. In the CBI (China, Burma, India) theatre, and was awarded the Bronze Star. He continued in the Army Reserve for four additional years and was a lifetime member of the 465th, 2nd Battalion of the Merrils Mauraders. Richard wrote a book about some of his war experiences.
After serving in the Army he worked a short time for Rubbermaid and United Steel Fabricators. His full time employment was at the Timken Company for 38 years. During these years he also had a painting business with his brother Kenneth. He retired from Timken March 1, 1986. After retiring he drove for Christy-Dee Limousine, McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home and Underwood Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge.
He loved doing volunteer work for First Church of God, and the Salvation Army, and he was there if someone needed help. Richard was an avid reader and looked forward to watching the History Channel. Dick and Dorothy belonged the Gnat Boxers Club. They enjoyed and had fun square dancing in the Wooster area.
Surviving are his wife, sister Alice Taylor of Brighton, Colorado, daughter, Sharon Zile and son Mauri Slater, both of Wooster, son Gary (Katherine) Slater and grandson Tim, all of Ashland, Massachusetts and granddaughter Amanda (Brian) Polito of Nevada, along with many nieces and nephews. He also leaves a very special close friend and Army buddy, Dank Whitlock of Georgia. Preceding Richard in death are his parents, sister Eileen Rhein, and brother Kenneth Slater.
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Shady Lawn and Hospice and Palliative Care for all of their dedication and compassion to our husband, father, and grandfather and a special thank you to Mikki Green for all of her help to our family.
A memorial service and remembrance will be held at the First Church of God, 1953 Akron Road, on Saturday, May 5 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Thomas presiding. Friends may call between noon and 2 p.m. at the church before the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County, 2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691, or First Church of God 1953 Akron Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Richard’s sense of humor, smiling face, love and encouragement will always be remembered.

Memorial Contributions
Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne Co., 2525 Back Orrville Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to the First Church of God, 1953 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691

Memorial Service Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Church of God, 1953 Akron Road Wooster

On Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. and following the service


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