Obituary for Thomas C. Slater Sr.
Thomas Charles Slater, Sr., 90, of Brewster, NY died at his home of natural causes on December 17, 2017.
Tom was born in Mt. Vernon, NY to Thomas E. Slater and Alma G. Reed Slater. A long-time resident of the Bronx, he joined the US Navy and served honorably in both WWII and the Korean War. In 1953 he joined the NYPD, was a member of the NYPD Honor Legion., and retired as Detective after 36 years.
Married to his wife, Mary Patricia “Patsy” (née Keogh) for over 67 years, they enjoyed their life together, loved to travel and raised ten children. An avid history buff, Tom was actively involved in the restoration of historic Ft. Morris in Sunbury, GA and served a term as president of The Friends of Ft. Morris. He and his wife enjoyed participating in Revolutionary War re-enactments. Tom is survived by his wife, Patsy, their ten children, Thomas Slater, Jr. and wife, Susan; Patricia Slater and husband Richard Scheer; Peter Slater; Paul Slater and wife Patricia; Frank Slater and wife Bobi; Katherine Slater, Margaret (Peggy) Slater, Fred Slater and wife Meaghan, Robert Slater and wife Barbara, and Mary Slater-Venkata and husband Tata Venkata; 17 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Ave, Brewster, NY on Friday, Dec. 22nd. Mass will be held at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, 31 Prospect Street, Brewster, NY, on Saturday, December 23rd.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Soaring Eagle, a nonprofit charity supporting the Heritage Living Center, an Assisted Living facility for the Northern Cheyenne elders. Soaring Eagle, PO Box 879 Billings, MT 59103-0879 +1-406-256-8500 http://www.soaringeagle.org/store/