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General Discussion => Final Salute => Topic started by: Ed DeSocio on March 11, 2019, 06:45:52 PM

Title: LTC William F. Slack
Post by: Ed DeSocio on March 11, 2019, 06:45:52 PM
William F. Slack, 70, of Mattydale passed peacefully on Thursday. He was a graduate of St. John the Evangelist High School, a communicant of St. John the Baptist/Holy Trinity Church, where he formerly assisted as a Funeral Server. William proudly served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force; he was a volunteer member of the NY Wing Civil Air Patrol for 50 years serving as a Unit Squadron Commander and ultimately serving on the NY Wing Inspector General Staff with the rank of Lt. Colonel; he was a life member of the Air Force Association and a lifetime member of Mattydale V.F.W Post 1832. He also served as a member of the Town of Salina Planning Board. He was employed as a Design Draftsman for Kilian Manufacturing for more than 30 years. William was predeceased by his parents, S. George and Nora Slack; his brother, Robert Slack; two sisters, Jeanne Phillips and Margaret Vogt. Survivors include his high school sweetheart and wife of 50 years, the former Suzanne Humberstone; his daughters, Shawn (Guy) Babcock of Syracuse, Kathy (Kevin Fairbanks) LaBeef of North Syracuse, and Candy Hammond of Rye Brook, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Courtney, Joshua, Sarah and Caden; two great -grandchildren, Emma and Brandtly, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be Monday 4p.m to 7p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home, 1604 Grant Blvd, Syracuse. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday 10a.m. at St. John the Baptist / Holy Trinity Church. Contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation. Online
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Title: Lt. Col. William F. Slack
Post by: ironputts on March 15, 2019, 01:16:45 PM

March, 2019

Lt. Col. William F. Slack
New York Wing

Title: Re: LTC William F. Slack
Post by: ProdigalJim on March 29, 2019, 08:38:46 PM
Hey Ed, thanks for posting this. Sad to see. He was my first CC when I was a skinny, fuzzy-haired cadet.
Title: Re: LTC William F. Slack
Post by: Ed DeSocio on April 01, 2019, 03:34:51 PM
Yep, he was a terrific squadron commander and friend.  I owe much of my success as a cadet and squadron commander to his leadership, mentorship and example.  I was fortunate to see him and Sue in late 2017.