SLATER, Dunlap Hayward
Dunlap Hayward Slater, devoted son, loving father and grandfather, age 79, of West Hartford and Riverton, CT, passed away July 19th, 2011 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT. Born in New Britain, CT, he attended Brown Univ. in RI and UCONN and was a graduate of Suffield Academy. Hayward proudly served the US Army, earning a Bronze Star
during the Korean War
. A 26 year veteran with the West Hartford Fire Department, he retired as Deputy Chief in 1986. After retirement, he was a member of the VFW
and was regional post commander of the VFW district #5 ('92-'93) and worked at Duralite in Riverton, CT. Hayward, son of the late E. Dunlap and Mildred Slater of W. Htfd., CT, and was predeceased by his first wife Diana Slater, and sister Barbara Wall of Milan, OH. He is survived by sister Virginia Deabler of Lillian,AL ; his four children, Linda McBurney Sheffield of NC, Alicia Kelly of CT, Russell Slater of NH, Arthur Slater of VA; eight grandchildren, John, Sarah and Emily Sheffield, Meaghan, Hannah, and Shea Kelly, Camden and Acadia Slater, many great-grandchildren, and Patricia Slater.
Memorial service to be held Sat., July 23 at First Church of Christ Congregational, W.Htfd Center at 10 a.m. followed immediately by interment at Fairview Cemetery, New Britain, CT. Reception with the family TBA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the West Hartford Firefighters Assn.