James Slater, of Woodridge, passed away on October 10, 2022 at Campbell Hall Rehabilitation. He was 81.
He was one of 5 sons of the late Stephen and Frances (Stratton) Slater, born on January 18, 1941 in Monticello, NY.
James was co-owner and operator of Slater's Garage in Woodridge, NY. Jim loved the outdoors, and enjoyed spending his time hunting, fishing and trapping. He was an active member of his community and served as Past Chief and lifetime member of the Woodridge Fire Department for 63 years, Past President of Woods Pond Hunting Club, Past President of the Sullivan County Historical Society, Past Mayor and Trustee of Woodridge, NY and charter member of the Ambulance Corps. He was a Master Gardener. He was a loving brother, uncle and friend, he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his brother Robert "Bob" Slater; sister-in-law Yolan Slater; aunt Ethel Stratton; nephews Brett Slater and his wife Kelly and Tyler Slater; special cousins Howard and Donna Craft; and good friend Eric Akerley. He is predeceased by his brothers John, Gary and Glen Slater.
"We will all meet up in a better place someday"-Love Bob
Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2022 from 10 to 11am at Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 State Route 52, Woodbourne, NY 12788. A funeral and firematic service will be held at 11am at the funeral home. Pastor Rich and Kathy Ienuso will officiate. Interment will follow at Glen Wild Cemetery, Glen Wild, NY.
Donations in James' name can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306.
Arrangements under the care of Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, for further information call 845-434-7363 or visit www.colonialfamilyfuneralhomes.com
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