Robert W. Slater


Robert W. Slater
January 11, 2015


Robert (Bob) Slater, 87, West Scranton, died Sunday evening at home after an illness, surrounded by his family.  His wife of 54 years was the former Audrey Schadt, who died in 2002.
Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Franklin and Frances Kenner Slater.  He was a retired press operator for Trane Company.  He was a 71 year member of Jackson Street Baptist Church, West Scranton. He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
Bob was a kind and loving father, grandfather and great grandfather.   He found comfort in knowing he was going home to be with the Lord.   He had a great sense of humor.   He loved fishing and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penn State Football.  He enjoyed doing projects in his garage.
The family wishes to offer a special thank you to Hospice of the Sacred Heart and the Infusion Center at Moses Taylor Hospital, as well as Drs. Michael Jalowiec, Henry Yeager and John Lundin. 
Surviving are daughters Diane Turowski and her husband Joseph of Old Forge and  Cheryl Conforti  and her husband John of West Scranton;  a sister Marlene Evans of South Abington Twp; grandchildren Joseph and wife Alison Turowski, Eric Robert and Sheri Conforti, Craig and his wife Angel Turowski, John Conforti and Kris and wife Stacy Conforti;  great grandchildren Taylor Marie Conforti, Nathan Manning, Bailey James Conforti, Nicholas Conforti, Madalyn Turowski, Hayley Conforti, Kiley Conforti, Kyrian Turowski, Dahlia Turowski, Vivian Turowski, Marques, Austin and Keegan; nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters in law.


He was preceded in death by brothers Russell, Raymond, Kenneth, Franklin and Jack Slater;  sisters Dorothy Monahan and Shirley Rabecs.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St., Scranton with services by Pastor Peter Fox of Steamtown Church.


Friends may call Thursday from 5-8 p.m.
Interment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.
Memorial contributions may be made to VFW National Headquarters, 406 W. 34th St., Kansas City, MO 64111 or to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 100 William St., Dunmore, PA 18512

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