Howard E. Slater

| March 27, 2019

Howard E. Slater, 92, of Cherrytree Rd. Franklin, PA, died on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at Oakwood Heights in Oil City after an extended illness.

Born Sept. 16, 1926, in Oil City, PA, he was the son of the late Frank & Inez Beecher Slater. He was married on Dec. 31, 1949, to the former Elizabeth J. Clyde and she survives. They would have celebrated 70 years of marriage together this year.

Howard had worked in the shipping department at Wolf’s Head Refinery. He was of the Methodist Faith. Mr. Slater enjoyed auto racing, and used to race at Tri City with his father and his brother. Howard also enjoyed riding motorcycle with his sons.

He was a member of the Oil City Cycle Club in younger years. He and his wife enjoyed camping at KOA Campground in Knox and had wintered in Florida for many years, where he enjoyed golf.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children and their spouses, Howard Slater & his wife Ginny of Novi, MI, Betty James & her husband John of Franklin, Patricia Bennett & her husband Tom of Cheyenne, WY, Karen Westfall & her husband Dan of Cheyenne, WY, James Slater & his wife Jeannette of Oklahoma. Many grandchildren and great grandchildren and nieces and nephews also survive. He is also survived by one sister, Inez Best & her husband Jack of Franklin.

He was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Slater, a twin brother, Harold Slater, and by two sisters, Judy Rhodes and Virginia Stephens

Private viewing and Funeral Services will take place in the Reinsel Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Rusnak, Asera Care Chaplain, Presiding. Interment will be in Grove Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Oakwood Heights, 10 Vo-Tech Dr. Oil City,PA. 16301

The Family would like to thank the staff at Oakwood Heights for the love and care that Howard and his family was shown while he resided there.

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