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Samuel M. Slack

1927-2014 PITTSFIELD Samuel M. Slack of Pittsfield, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at his home. He was born in Muncie, Indiana on March 1, 1927, son of the late Samuel S. and Audrey Urfer Slack. Samuel served as a cook in the Army and was stationed in Japan. He graduated with a degree in engineering from Tri State University in Angola, Indiana. He worked as a civil engineer for the Massachusetts Highway Department and later as the City and Traffic Engineer for the City of Pittsfield. Upon his retirement, he and his wife moved to DeLand, Fla., returning to Pittsfield in 2006. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, and stamp collecting. He was a member of Zion's Lutheran Church in Pittsfield and volunteered his time to Boy Scout Troop 10 and Luther League. While in DeLand, Fla., he worked in a shop owned by his cousin, Bud Urfer repairing clocks. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Shirley Ungewitter Slack, of Pittsfield; three children, David Slack and his wife Regina of Holden, Mass., Samuel G. Slack and his wife Mary of Pittsfield, and Susan Slack of Pittsfield; a brother, John Slack and wife Juanita of Newport News, Va; a brother-in-law, George Ungewitter and wife Regina of Pittsfield; and five grandchildren, Corey, Dylan, Renee, Kimberly, and Drew. He was pre-deceased by his sister, Celia Ann Campbell of DeLand, Fla. There are no calling hours. A private graveside service will be held at a later date followed by an open house at the family home in Pittsfield. For information and to leave a message of condolence, please go online to www.wellingtonfuneralhome.com


Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 16, 2014
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