William "Bill" Joseph Slamon Jr., 82, of Windsor, beloved husband for 33 years of Joyce Elizabeth (Bassett) Slamon, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014, in East Windsor.
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Born in Hartford on Nov. 27, 1931, son of the late William Joseph Slamon Sr. and Ida (Christensen) Slamon, he was raised in Bloomfield and was a graduate of Bloomfield High School. After graduation, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean War until his honorable discharge in 1954. Bill returned to Connecticut, and in 1967 he settled in Windsor where he had lived for over 40 years. He was very active in town events while his children were growing up and he volunteered his time for many years with the Boy Scouts troop in Poquonock and with the Windsor International Little League. A retiree from the state of Connecticut, he had worked in the weights and measures office for the Consumer Protection Agency for over 30 years. During his retirement, he enjoyed riding his bicycle, traveling with his wife, including many trips to Canada to visit her family, golfing, and working on projects around his home and in his yard. Bill's help was sought after by his family and friends whenever they had a home project. He was a true handyman and could fix anything, and he had a passion for helping others. He was a longtime member of the Windsor Lodge of Elks 2060, B.P.O.E., and he was also a member of its golf league for many years.
Besides his wife he leaves three sons, Richard Slamon, and his wife, Debra, of Winston-Salem, N.C., Ronald Slamon of Windsor, and his longtime friend, Dianna Lysak, of Windsor Locks, and Steven Slamon of Washington; a sister, Irene Tangney of Rocky Hill; two grandchildren, Bethany and Kevin Slamon; and a nephew, Michael Slamon, and his wife, Joanne, of Windsor. He was predeceased by a son, Robert Slamon; and a brother, Francis Slamon.
His family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor. Burial will be private.
The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the
, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
For online condolences please visit
Carmon Windsor Funeral Home
807 Bloomfield Avenue Windsor, CT 06095
Published in Journal Inquirer from Apr. 21 to Apr. 25, 2014