OKEECHOBEE - Dean Sliker, age 71, of Okeechobee died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in Lawnwood Regional Medical Center. He was born June 7, 1940, in Sussex, N.J., to Raymond A. Sliker, Sr. and Gladys M. (Savacool) Sliker. He came to Okeechobee in 2002 after retiring from the County of Sussex, N.J., and as the Chief of the Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department. He was a lifetime member of the Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department. He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond A. Sliker Sr.; and mother, Gladys M. Savacool He is survived by his brothers, Raymond A. Sliker Jr. of Florida, and Arleigh I. Sliker of Hardyston, N.J.; nieces, Wendy McMickle, Melissa Trimble, both of Florida, and Violet Sliker of Calif.; two great-nephews; four great-nieces and one great-great-nephew. There will be no public services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hamburg Fire Department, 16 Wallkill Ave, Hamburg, NJ, 07419-1414. All arrangements are entrusted to the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. On-line condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.
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Published in NewsZapFL on Jan. 27, 2012