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Paul D. "Pete" Slater

Paul D. “Pete” Slater          â€œbeloved son, brother, and uncle”

CERES, PA---Paul D. “Pete” Slater, 37, of Ceres, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 11, 2013 in his home.
     Born February 22, 1976 in Kane, he was a son of William H. and Gertrude A. Hartzell Slater, Sr.  
     Pete was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse.
     From the time Pete was 16 years old, he worked with physically and mentally handicapped individuals at several places including Camp New Horizons in Cattaraugus County, NY and the A.R.C. in Wellsville, NY.
     Pete loved to go 4-wheeling and camping, often taking his clients from work, whom he cared for and so loved.  He enjoyed writing poetry.
     Surviving are his parents of Allegany, NY; three sisters, Kathyrn A. Nash of Burbank, California, Penny L. (Steve) Cruttenden of Middlebury Center, and Rebecca L. Slater Chapman of Angola, NY; a brother, William H. (Tammy) Slater of Shinglehouse; eleven nieces and nephews, Jessica Brown, Michael Slater, Brandon Slater, Katie Slater, Allyson Nash, Remington Chapman, Jenifer Nash, Mayanna Chapman, Madison Cruttenden, Brian Chapman, and Tiffany Chapman.
     Pete was predeceased by a sister, Gloria A. Slater.
     Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA, with the Rev. Becky L. Edwards, pastor of the Ceres United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in The Manor Cemetery Shippenville, PA.


Gert & Bill & Family, Please accept our deepest sympathy.  My heart aches for you.  Wish we could have been a shoulder to cry on this past weekend.  I pray that you'll allow God's love to comfort you during this difficult time.  His strong arms can hold you when you cannot stand yourself and His love is always there to fill the hole in your hearts.  May you have the peace that passes all understanding during the days ahead.  Enjoy the great memories that you have of your times with PD.  I remember all the fun all the kids had together when we lived in Ceres.  They were always together enjoying life and there to support each other.  Please know we are only a phone call away if you need to talk!  Hugs & Love thru Christ, Pastor Paul & Gail

Pastor Paul & Gail Thompson Jul 16 2013 12:00 AM

Not really sure how to say this.
So, I'll just shoot from the hip.
I feel as though a part of me left with you.
Pretty hard to do it without you.
You were a beautiful person. Through and through.
Never have I felt such grief over a passing.
Not likely to do so again.
This world just seems a little darker now.

Rest easy, brother.

John M. Baynum Jul 16 2013 12:00 AM

Gert and Bill and Family
We are so sorry to hear of the loss to your family. You are in our prayers.
Tom & Julie

T Giddings Jul 15 2013 12:00 AM

We can't imagine what you are going though now, we know how much you loved him.  He had such a kind, loving heart and it was always uplifting to talk to him.  God Bless you and your family. Our most sincere sympathy.

Merle & Janice Clark Jul 15 2013 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Ellen Reesher Jul 14 2013 12:00 AM

RIP PD you will be missed my friend .

Ronnie Reynolds Jr. Jul 14 2013 12:00 AM

Gert & Bill, I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

Craig Wallin Jul 14 2013 12:00 AM

Bill and Gert,
My heart goes out to you! I love you both!

PD was a wonderful soul. My kids loved him and it was always fun to sit and chat with him. I'm still in shock that this could happen to such wonderful people.

Sending thoughts and prayers to you!

Katie S Jul 14 2013 12:00 AM

Bill, Gert and family

Sorry to hear of your loss.  My prayers are with you all.

John Giddings Jul 14 2013 12:00 AM

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by The Burdick Family (Nancy, Abby, Amanda, Nate, Ben and Matt).

You all are in our thoughts and prayers! Love, The Burdick Family (Nancy, Abby, Amanda, Nate, Ben, and Matt)

abby savoie Jul 13 2013 12:00 AM

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