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Scott L. Sloat

September 21, 1960 — June 16, 2022

Scott L. Sloat "Loving Papa with a Heart of Gold"

WELLSVILLE, NY--Scott L. "Sloaty" Sloat, 61, of Wellsville, formerly of Bolivar, passed away unexpectedly with his loving wife by his side, on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville.
Born on September 21, 1960, in Cuba. He was the son of Lyle D. and Linda Sloat. On
On September 27, 1997, in Bolivar, he married the love of his life, Michelle D. Best, who survives.
Scott was a graduate of Bolivar-Richburg High School. He was employed by the NYS Department of Transportation in Wellsville for 30 years, retiring at the age of 57.
Sloaty enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. If he wasn’t in the woods, you could find him enjoying himself outside elsewhere. He loved to cook and feed family and friends. He very much liked shopping with his beloved wife at Marshall's and the Christmas Tree Shop. He also enjoyed sharing his Wild Turkey and cigars. His greatest love was his family. Scott did anything he could to show his love for them and make sure they knew how special they were to him. He always would send boxes of candy and surprises to his grandchildren.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of nearly twenty-five years; his father, Lyle Sloat of Shinglehouse; a daughter, Chelsea L. (Korey) Mote; a son, Dawson H. Sloat, serving in the US Army in Schofield Barracks, Oahu, Hawaii, of which Scott was extremely proud; four grandchildren; Kaitlyn "Katie Bug”, Abigail “Abby Cakes”, Olivia “JoJo” and Mason “Mae-Mae”; two brothers, Randy (Laura) Sloat and Brad (Robyn) Sloat; a sister Shelly Sloat and many nieces and nephews. As well as his dear friend Donna Fetzer.
Scott was predeceased by his grandparents, Glenise “Gram” and Kenneth “Pa” Sloat, and his mother, Linda “Beaner” Sloat.
In keeping with Scott's wishes, there will be no public visitation. A private celebration of life will be held by his family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve, 494 SR 244 East, Oswayo, PA 16915; an organization that serves wounded veterans. 
Scott's family has entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeraldirector/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa.
To express condolences, light a candle, or share a fond memory of Scott, please visit or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.


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