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Garry Slater

Garry Lee Slater Garry Lee Slater passed away peacefully in his Rensselaer home on August 25th, 2017 with his daughter, Kimberly Slater and grandson, Gerald Andres at his side. Garry died at an early age of 66, after battling cancer for the past 5 months. Garry was born on July 5, 1951 in Cobleskill, New York, to his parents, the late, Paul Slater Sr and Marjorie Cross Slater. Following his high school graduation, he joined the United States Air Force, where he was stationed in Texas and Alaska from 1969-1973. Immediately after discharge he served as a Rensselaer County Deputy Sheriff. Garry played guitar and loved music, especially the oldies. He had the amazing gift of making any child laugh with his many goofy faces! He taught his first-born granddaughter, Brianna Andres how to drive. He was very proud of her and she spent many hours with him during his fight with cancer. During this time, Brianna gave birth to his first great-grand daughter, Amelia Andres Lawless. Garry spent a lot of time with Brianna and Amelia in the past few months, which made him happy. Thankfully Garry was also able to see his grandson Gerald Andres "Genius" graduate High School before his passing. He also spent some of his last days with his son Garry L Slater Jr. Garry spent the last several years with his partner Brenda Cross. Garry loved Brenda and took care of her through the years. He will be missed greatly by her. He loved her children, Brittany, Ashley and Keith and treated her grandchildren Keagan and Kalina as his own, always making them laugh. In addition to Brenda, Garry is survived by his two children, Kimberly Slater and her husband Gerald Andres and Garry Lee Slater Jr.; his Brother, Bruce Slater and his wife Eileen; John Slater, and his wife Debi Carr Zaccagnino; many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly. Garry is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Paul Slater Jr.

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Kim, Garry, Jr, Bruce, John Sr., Eileen - my condolences. Will remember the good times we had. He is at peace now with no more pain.

Suzy Aug 30 2017 12:00 AM

Kim, Garry, Jr, Bruce, John Sr., Eileen - my condolences. Will remember the good times we had. He is at peace now with no more pain.

Suzy Aug 30 2017 12:00 AM

It was a privilege to meet you! I am forever grateful for you being there for my mother and family. You always had a sense of humor I enjoyed being around. I will miss your visits with my mother to my work, and family holidays. From one Soldier to another, I want to thank you for your service for our country! Rest peacefully my friend!

Keith Whiteman Aug 29 2017 12:00 AM

Not everyone wins there battles but you were a huge fighter til the end. Thank you for serving our country. Thank you for being there for my mom and also myself and kids. You always made them laugh with your silly faces! Thank you for being apart of holidays and special days like Keagens graduation day and kalinas first birthday. You will be greatly missed by many Garry. Always loved, never forgotten and forever missed. Fly high and RIP

Ashley Aug 29 2017 12:00 AM

Kim and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. He was a good and caring person. My prayers are with you and your family.

Judy Aug 29 2017 12:00 AM

It was a privilege to meet you! I am forever grateful for you being there for my mother and family. You always had a sense of humor I enjoyed being around. I will miss your visits with my mother to my work, and family holidays. From one Soldier to another, I want to thank you for your service for our country! Rest peacefully my friend!

Keith Whiteman Aug 29 2017 12:00 AM

Not everyone wins there battles but you were a huge fighter til the end. Thank you for serving our country. Thank you for being there for my mom and also myself and kids. You always made them laugh with your silly faces! Thank you for being apart of holidays and special days like Keagens graduation day and kalinas first birthday. You will be greatly missed by many Garry. Always loved, never forgotten and forever missed. Fly high and RIP

Ashley Aug 29 2017 12:00 AM

Kim and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. He was a good and caring person. My prayers are with you and your family.

Judy Aug 29 2017 12:00 AM

Garry: Words cannot express how much it hurt when you left us. I'm going to miss your sweet smile, big bear hugs and your great cooking. I know you are with Jesus now so until we meet again, I love you. RIP my my friend. You were like a brother to me! Sadly missing you!

Irene Mccoy Aug 28 2017 12:00 AM

I'm so sad I miss you hon you were so kind and warm hearted. You were there for me when I was so sick. You didn't leave my side. I was so thankful for your help and your kindness. I willl miss you so much.

Brenda Cross Aug 28 2017 12:00 AM

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