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Raymond Harrison Slater, Jr.

April 29, 2017

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SERVICES

Visitation
Thursday
May 4, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home
483 Chenango Street
Binghamton, NY 13901

Masonic Service
Thursday
May 4, 2017

6:30 PM
Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home
483 Chenango Street
Binghamton, NY 13901

Military Honors
Thursday
May 4, 2017

7:00 PM

Private Interment


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Raymond Harrison Slater Jr, age 87, born October 29th, 1929 in Herkimer, New York, left this world to meet his wife Mary Catherine Jones Slater on Saturday morning after a short illness. Ray was dedicated to Mary who died in 2012 and has desired to be with her for these many years. Ray was also predeceased by his parents, Ruth Jarvis Slater and Raymond H Slater and Ray’s step son, Gary Jones. He is survived by his son, Thomas Jones and daughter in law, JoAnn Jones Kunkle (Jere) and grandchildren: Jason Jones(Tammy), Amanda Jones, Natasha Queener(Todd) and Briana Terwilliger(Jerimiah) and great grandchildren, Hunter, Aiden and Alex. Ray was very proud of his time in service to his country and was honorably discharged from the United States Navy in 1953. He used the GI Bill to attend college and moved to Endicott to work for IBM. Ray enjoyed scuba diving and skiing. He was a member of the Masons and Shrine.  Later in life Ray met Mary and became the father of a family. His Grandchildren and their cousins knew Ray meant business when he said ”Enough” loudly as the balls were flying pass his head at the pool. Ray was a quiet man with simple needs. Special thanks to friend Nancy Walcott who visited, supported Ray and gave him a good person to talk with and go out to lunch with. Ray’s devotion to his cats, Sam and Jack, was admirable.  Thanks to Office for The Aging and the Meals on Wheels Program and the ICU personnel at the Lourdes for all of their support to Ray and to the family.

The visitation will be Thursday May 4th from 5 to 7 at Hopler and Eschbach Funeral Home, 483 Chenango Street, Binghamton, NY.  In the last hour, there will be time set aside to recall what Ray meant to us and a chance for friends and family to share memories. Ray will be buried at Chenango Valley Cometary at a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial gift to the Office for Aging or the Shriners Hospital for Children.

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