PHILIP W. SLATER, 82, died on Thursday, March 28, 2013. Born Nov. 14, 1930, in Grand Rapids, Mich., he was a son of the late Ward and Laura Slater. Philip was a truck driver for the Kroger Corporation for 47 years and Business Agent for Teamsters Local 414. He was a World War II Marine Corp. veteran and a member of Waynedale United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Madalene Slater; son, Todd (Nancy) Slater; and granddaughters, Sarah and Laura Slater. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lori Lynn Slater; and three brothers, Oliver, Stanley and Laurie Slater. Service is 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Covington Memorial Funeral Home, 8408 Covington Road, with calling 30 minutes prior to service. Calling also from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2013, at the funeral home. Burial in Covington Memorial Gardens. Military honors will be provided by the United States Marine Corp and American Legion Post 241 Waynedale. Preferred Memorials to Visiting Nurse Hospice Home or Waynedale United Methodist Church. To send online condolences, please visit

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8408 Covington Road  Fort Wayne, IN 46804
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Mar. 31, 2013