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Robert Leo Slater

February 21, 1932 ~ April 19, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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“He had the greatest stories."
Robert Leo Slater, 91, of Prospect, CT, formerly of Woodbury, CT, passed away on April 19, 2023.

Bob was born on February 21, 1932 to Jeanne & Michael Slater in Fairfield, CT.  After graduating from Bullard Haven Technical, Bob enlisted in the United States Navy where he was a 1st Class Electrician aboard the USS Deuel during the Korean conflict. Bob was employed by Vitramon, Inc. as a Materials/Metals Manager.

Bob's love for life was only surpassed by the love he had for Gerry, who she affectionately referred to as her “Little Man.” Together they created many beautiful memories and lived every day to its fullest. In his younger years he enjoyed sailing & skiing and was an awesome body surfer. Bob was extremely mechanical, helping anyone who needed a hand.  He was well known for his sense of humor and endless, ever-changing, stories culminating from his well lived life. He treated his many friends to his award-winning gift of gab and spent countless hours regaling his Navy stories to the grandchildren who adored him.  He was the “mayor” of Costco where he enjoyed many hours of unfettered shopping, product taste testing and greeting new friends.

Bob is survived by his wife of 64 years, Geraldine, his children & their spouses, Kelly & John McKenna, Columbia, CT, Shawn & Michele Slater, Oxford, CT, Holly & Lance Sheffield, Barrington, RI, Stacy & Emilio Santiago, North Bergen, NJ, his grandchildren, Cormac, Morgan, Devon, Taylor, Danielle, Kiera, Aidan.

Friends and family are invited to share their support and love with Bob’s family on Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 11 am to 12:30 pm at Prospect Memorial/ The Palmerie Family Funeral Home, 122 Waterbury Rd., Prospect.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday April 29, 2023 at 1:00 pm at St. Anthony’s Church, 4 Union City Rd., Prospect with military honors following services.  Bob will be laid to rest at CT. State Veteran’s Cemetery at a future date.  Prospect Memorial/The Palmerie Family Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Slater family. You are invited to share your favorite memories, and words of comfort at

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April 29, 2023

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Prospect Memorial/ The Palmerie Family Funeral Home
122 Waterbury Rd.
Prospect, CT 06712

Mass of Christian Burial
April 29, 2023

1:00 PM
St. Anthony Church
4 Union City Rd
Prospect, CT 06712


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