2011-07-02 / Obituaries

Robert Worthington Slater

A funeral service, celebrating the life of Robert Worthington Slater, 76, of Millersport, was held June 29, 2011, in the chapel of The Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville with Rev. Fr. William B. Ferguson as celebrant. Burial with full military honors followed at Kirkersville Cemetery.

Bob died Saturday, June 25, 2011, in Columbus, following a brief illness. He was born November 2, 1934, in Hebron, the son of the late Charles Worthington and Ethel Julia (Sharer) Slater. He was a graduate of Hebron High School, Class of 1953. He served honorably in the US Army. He was a lifelong farmer and excavator.

A pillar of the Millersport community, he served as a member of the Walnut Township Local Schools board for 28 years, and was a longtime supporter of the Millersport Sweet Corn Festival. He was helpful, generous, and kind to everyone. He was a tireless worker and dearly loved his family and friends. His community involvement included working on the first track and field at Millersport, the foundations for the Buckeye Lake Museum, the Millersport Community Pool and the Sweet Corn Festival Heritage Park. His many contributions can be seen throughout our community. We will all miss his sense of humor and encouraging grin.

He is survived by his loving family: his wife, Mary Sue (Pfeifer), whom he married on September 3, 1960; his children: Robert W. Slater II ( Rose) of Millersport, Laura (David) Price of Baltimore, Julia (Matt) Bailey of Millersport, and Susan (Bill) Search of Kingston; his grandchildren:

Ben, Elizabeth, Jeff, Jordan, Garrett, Brooke, Veronica, Joanna, Gretchen, Slater and Agatha; sister, Mary Alice Dernberger of Heath; and sister-in-law, Anne (Mrs. John) Slater of Heath; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret R. Slater; and brothers, Charles E. Slater and John D. Slater.

An online guest register and video tribute is available at www.hoskinsonfuneral.com.

Memorials may be directed to the Millersport Sweet Corn Festival Heritage Fund.

Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, is honored to care for the Slater family.

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