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John Wesley Slauter

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John Wesley Slauter Obituary
John Wesley Slauter, age 86, of Thompson Twp., Ohio, died on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at the Residence of Chardon. He was born on March 3, 1931, in Columbus, Ohio to Charles H. and Lucetta C. (nee Tanner) Slauter.
John had taught at Eastlake North High School, then retired as a professor at Lakeland Community College.
He had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and then received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Capitol University. Mr. Slauter continued his education, receiving his Master of Science Degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
John loved travelling in the USA and overseas, was an avid sailor on Pymatuning Lake, and had a great love of dogs. He was a scientist, amateur radio operator, an observer for the National Weather Service, mathematician, tinkerer, and an avid amateur astronomer. For his telescope and optical cameras, he built a personal observatory, where his neighbors spent many educational nights looking into the heavens. This observatory was donated to his alma mater, Capitol University in Columbus, Ohio. One of his favorite pastimes was to show up at the house of his neighbors of 25 years, John and Janet McDougall, with a container of ice cream to share.
He is survived by his niece, Mary Slauter of Texas; his nephew, Mark Slauter and his wife Margaret of Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Charles H. Slauter, Jr.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to YMCA Camp Willson, 2732 County Road 11, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
The family will hold a graveside service on Tuesday, August 15, at 11:00 a.m. at the Woodlawn Cemetery, 1502 W Central Ave., Toledo, Ohio.
Arrangements by the Burr Funeral Home, Chardon, Ohio. Information and condolences at www.burrservice.com.
Published in The News-Herald on Aug. 9, 2017
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