May 25, 2016


Thomas W. Slater, Sr.

Thomas W. Slater, Sr., 58, of Elyria, passed away Friday, March 29, 2013, at St. John Medical Center in Westlake, following a long illness. He was born April 28, 1954 in Indiana County, Pennsylvania.

Tom was a self employed electrician. He loved riding his motorcycle, music, shooting pool, and cherished spending time with his grandchildren and family. He was a “Jack of all Trades”.

Survivors include his loving wife, Mary “Peanut” Sorton; daughter, Bridget R. Slater (Jack) of North Ridgeville; two sons, Thomas W. Slater Jr. (Michelle) of North Ridgeville, Bill J. Slater (Crystal) of North Ridgeville. Additional survivors include, 14 grandchildren; two brothers, Bud Slater (Annie) of Berea, Tim Slater (Marilyn) of New London.

Tom was preceded in death by twin infant sons; and his parents, John and Mildred (nee Deyarmin) Slater.

Family will receive friends from 4 until 8 P.M., Wednesday April 3, 2013, at The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57) Elyria (440) 322-4626 where funeral services will be at 11 A.M., Thursday April 4, 2013. Burial will be at Brookdale Cemetery in Elyria.

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