Slack, Rev. Robert R.


The Rev. Robert R. Slack, 89, of Jefferson Hills, formerly of Weltytown, PA, passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2015.

Born May 29, 1926 in New Castle, PA to the late Robert Audley & Violet Lucille (Jacob) Slack, Robert was a retired United Methodist pastor who served at churches in Pardoe, Stoneboro, West Elizabeth, Elrama, Pleasant Unity, Lycippus, Centerville, Taylor, Shanksville & Central City. He was most recently a member of Jefferson United Methodist Church. Robert was also a WWII Veteran, serving as a Staff Sargent in the Army Airforce in the Pacific Theater.

 Robert is survived by his wife, Gwenda Mae (Richards) Slack; children, Barbara A. (Ron) Lewis, Laura M. (Craig) Edwards & Thomas R. (Henrietta) Slack; grandchildren, Jennifer (Lewis) Spatara, Rebecca Lewis, Jessica Lewis, Joshua Lewis, Chad Edwards, Cory Edwards, Nicole (Edwards) Morris & Thomas Slack II; & 11 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother William Albert Slack.

Friends will be received from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 pm on Wednesday, October 28 in the Stephen D. Slater Funeral Home 1701 Route 51 (Large) in Jefferson Hills. A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in Jefferson United Methodist Church, 310 Gill Hall Rd., Jefferson Hills, PA 15025 with the Rev. Sandra Marsh – McClain officiating. A private burial will be held at The National Cemetery of The Alleghenies with full military honors.

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