Claire M. Slimick, 80, of 200 St. Francis Drive, formerly of Lawrence Avenue, passed away Thursday (Aug. 25, 2016) at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
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Born Feb. 27, 1936, in Bluefield, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Ivan Roy and Ruth Hansel Repass.
On Sept. 1, 1962, in Charlottesville, Va., she married John C. Slimick, who died on Oct. 1, 2015.
She graduated from Bedford High School in Bedford, Va., in 1954. She attended Virginia Baptist School of Nursing in Lynchburg, Va.
Claire was a Registered Nurse for all of her professional life. She began her career in Bedford, Va., and then went to work in Charlottesville, Va., at the University of Virginia Hospital. Before coming to Bradford, she worked in New Mexico as a public health nurse, East Tennessee State Hospital, as well as hospitals in Stanhope, N.J. and Clarksburg, W.Va.
She moved to Bradford and worked at Bradford Hospital as an OB/GYN nurse, taught childbirth classes and then was one of the original staff members of Healthy Beginnings Plus, where she retired after many years of service. After her retirement, she still remained active with Healthy Beginnings and taught childbirth classes.
She was a volunteer at BRMC for many years in Same Day Surgery and for Hospice, a member of a cross stitch group and participated in an interdenominational Bible study.
She was an active member of Church of the Ascension, where she served as a lector, a Eucharistic minister and vestry member. She was a member of St. Margaret's Guild and later the ECW. She was most proud of taking communion to parishioners who were homebound after Sunday services.
She is survived by her son, Wesley (Julie) Slimick and two grandchildren, Lauren Slimick and Sean Slimick all of San Jose, Calif.; a sister, Patricia (George) Nichols of Orlando, Fla.; four nephews, Ivan Repass III, Joseph Repass, William Repass and Michael Repass, U.S. Army, retired and their families; one niece, Ruth Wahlen and her children Sara Mohammed and Lauren LeBlanc.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ivan R. Repass Jr. and an aunt and uncle, Kate and Clyde Repass, who raised her.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday in The Church of the Ascension, with the Rev. Stacey Fussell, rector, officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in the church columbarium.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Church of the Ascension or to the
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Aug. 26 to Sept. 2, 2016