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Robert J. Slagle, 80, of Pulaski passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017, at Jameson Care Center, New Castle.
Mr. Slagle was born on Jan. 10, 1937, in Boggs Township, Armstrong County, a son of the late Herbert and Hazel Austin Slagle.
Bob owned and operated, along with his wife Elaine, several Boron and BP service stations in both Lawrence and Mercer counties.
His wife, the former Elaine VanHorn, whom he married on Nov. 24, 1955, passed away on Oct. 12, 2011.
He was a member of the New Bedford Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
Robert enjoyed going to car shows and working on old cars.
Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his granddaughters.
He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Surviving is his son, Ronald Alan Slagle and his wife, Denise (Stickle) of New Castle; his brother, Harold "Butch" Slagle of New Castle; and two granddaughters, Ronalyn and Stacey Slagle.
Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Eckman and Muriel P. Hankey; and three brothers, Charles R., Herbert C. and Walter R. Slagle.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 111 W. Falls St., New Castle.
Funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Elder Judy Riethmiller of New Bedford Evangelical Presbyterian Church officiating.
Interment will take place in King's Chapel Cemetery, New Castle.
Published on July 2, 2017
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