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William Glenn Slater, 94, of Lake Townahip, passed away Sunday evening, Oct. 8, 2017, at UPMC Horizon in Farrell.
He was born in Stoneboro on July 22, 1923, a son of the late Asa James and Helen Melissa Knapp. On July 31, 1965, he married the former Ella A. Redfoot, who preceded him in death on Oct. 21, 2001.
Glenn, as he was known to his family and friends, had been employed at the former Greenville Steel Car and then went on to work at the Reznor in Mercer for 30 years, retiring in 1985.
He enjoyed square dancing, gardening and raising pumpkins and strawberries. Each Fall, he would invite special needs children to come to his patch and he would share with them the pumpkins that were raised.
He is survived by a stepson, Larry A. Redfoot of Harrisburg; five brothers, Charles Mynheer (Brenda) Slater of Grove City, John Greer Slater of Toronto, Canada, Carl Bernard Slater of Las Vegas, Bruce Wayne (Lorna J.) Slater of Grove City and Ronnie Dennis (Roberta) Slater of Hadley; two sisters, Flossie Rager of Stoneboro; and Gwendolyn (Bob) Moore of Clarksville, Ark.; a special nephew John (Glenda) Ryder and their children, Ashley and Marcus, of Mercer, whom Glenn took a very special interest in and always enjoyed participating in their many activities. Many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Olive Mae Papay and Edys Lenora Heckman.
Memorial tributes can be made to Lakeview area Meals on Wheels of the Helping Hands, Stoneboro.

William Glenn, 94, of Lake Township.
Calling hours: 2 to 6 p.m Wednesday (10-11-17) at ROBERT L. SNYDER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 169 Second St., Fredonia. Share memories and condolences online at snyderfh.com.
Service: Funeral at 6 p.m. Wednesday (10-11-17) at the funeral home, with the Rev. Eric Peters officiating.
Interment: Millbank Cemetery.
Published on October 9, 2017
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