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Sherman Rowley Slaving

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WOODFORD -- Sherman Rowley Slaving, age 48, a resident of Evergreen Lane, died on Thursday evening, Aug. 7, at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation following a long illness.

He was born in Hartford, Conn. on May 6, 1955, and was the son of the late Frank Slaving and Eleanor Tillman Fairclough, who survives. Mr. Slaving received his education in Bethel, Conn. and served with the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a nine-year member of the Bethel Volunteer Fire Department, where he was a lieutenant. He also was a certified emergency medical technician in Connecticut. Through the 1970s and 1980s, he continued his firefighting in Adams, Mass. He has previously resided in Great Barrington, Canaan, and Stockbridge, all in Massachusetts. Mr. Slaving was a freelance writer for the Berkshire Record and the North Adams Transcript, in the 1990s.

He has received a thesbian award for a play he wrote during the 1990s. He enjoyed writing, painting, and travelling the flea market circuit. Most recently, he was a parts manager at Pete’s Chrysler in Pittsfield, Mass.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his step-father, Everett Fairclough of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.; his wife, Barbara Jean (Lampiasi) Slaving of Woodford; his sons, Daniel Slaving of Hope Air Force Base N.C., Leigh Maher of New York City, Adam Marauszwski of Pittsfield, and Cole Marauszwski, Pittsfield; and his daughters, Kimberly Slaving of Pittsfield, Michelle Maher of Boston, Deni Marauszwski of Pittsfield, and Erin Marauszwski of Pittsfield. He also has six grandchildren. He is predeceased by his father, Frank Slaving.

A service to celebrate his life will be held on Monday evening, Aug. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 West Main St. in Bennington. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorials in his honor may be made to the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 957, Bennington, VT 05201.

To find directions or to offer e-mail condolences contact us at www.nsm.org\covey.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 9, 2003
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