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Willis L. (Woody) Slater, 91, of Neshannock Township passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017.
Born on Feb. 25, 1926, in New Castle, he was a son of the late Lyle and Myrtle Slater.
He is survived at home by his wife of 69 years, Tennie Jane Slater.
Mr. Slater was graduated from New Castle High School in June 1944.
After graduation, he served under General Patton's 3rd Army in the field of Artillery.
Woody was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church.
He was owner and operator of Slater's Alignment for 40 years. Mr. Slater was very successful in his business for the simple reason, he loved what he was doing. Woody also had a passion for cars.
In addition to his wife, Woody is survived by his children, Dr. Craig (Charlene) Slater, Timothy Slater, Carole (Frank) Sheen, Thomas (Connie) Slater, Ryne (Janie) Slater, and Patti (John) Nickum; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Woody was preceded in death by his brothers, Fred and Kenny Slater.
A private memorial service will be held at the family's convenience at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Woody's name to St. John's Lutheran Church, 2601 Highland Ave., New Castle, PA 16105; or Three Rivers Hospice, 1195 Jacks Run Road, North Versailles, PA 15137.
Online condolences may be viewed or offered to the family by visiting www.cunninghamfh.com.
Published on November 30, 2017
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