Stanley T. Slate

October 31, 2012

HARRISVILLE, N.Y.   —  Stanley T. "Dick" Slate, 83, of County Route 23, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, at his home while under the loving care of his family and Lewis County Hospice.

A funeral service with military honors will be held noon Saturday, Nov. 3, at Adirondack Funeral Home, Harrisville.

He died Wednesday morning, Oct. 31, at his home while under the care of his loving family and Lewis County Hospice.

Born June 27, 1929, in the Lewisburg area of the Town of Wilna on June 27, 1929, a son of Elmer Stanley and Maude Hubbard Slate, he attended school in Newton Falls. 

Mr. Slate joined the Marines in 1945 and served in North Africa, New Guinea and aboard the USS Midway. He was honorably discharged in 1948.

He was united in marriage to Bernice Mae Northrup on June 19, 1949, in Newton Falls. 

Mr. Slate was a coater operator at Newton Falls Paper Co. for 47 years, retiring in 1991.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Fine, NY. and a member of the East Pitcairn Wesleyan Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was involved in the construction of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and the Clifton Fine Central School.

Surviving are a son and his wife, Elmer Fred and Laurie Slate, Chaumont; five daughters and four sons-in-law, Celia Eileen and Bruce Bango, Candy Jolane and David Sullivan and Estella Louise (Jo) and Lane Garrow, all of Harrisville, Cynthia Karen and Stephen Davoy, Lowville, and Corrine Rose Slate, North Carolina;16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Four siblings, Derlyn Philip, Hermon George (Ted), Virginia Mae Barnhart, and Carol Marie Cross, and a foster brother, Crandall”Tootsie” LaPlante, all died before him.

Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367. 

Online condolences may be made at

Information provided by Adirondack Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.