Leo M. Slaughter (Dinny), 82, of Front Royal, VA passed away on Monday, November 4, 2013 at Blue Ridge Hospice in Winchester, VA.
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A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 9, at 2:00 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home in Front Royal, VA, conducted by Sammy Campbell. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, from 1:00-2:00 at the funeral home. Inurnment will be private at a later date.
Dinny was born November 30, 1930 in Easton, MD son of the late Leo M. Slaughter, Sr. and Juliet Berry Slaughter. He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Helene M. Slaughter. He was a U.S. Army Combat Veteran and served his country proudly during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Slaughter worked for over a decade at the Washington National Zoo in Washington D.C. before retiring as an animal operations supervisor from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal. Following retirement Dinny enjoyed hunting, gardening, writing, photography, traveling, and spending time with his family.
Surviving are three children and their spouses, Kevin Slaughter and wife Mary Jo; Patricia Atkins and husband Ricky; and Michael Slaughter and wife Jill, all of Front Royal; one sister Mrs. Joanne Kellaher of Greenbelt, MD; five grandchildren, Brad Drawdy of Winchester; Lori Atkins-Jones of Front Royal; Marissa Slaughter Stalvey of Louisville, KY; Jason Atkins and Kellie Slaughter, both of Front Royal; and one great-grandson Logan Jones of Front Royal.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601.
Arrangements are being handled by Maddox Funeral Home.
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Published in Northern Virginia Daily on Nov. 6, 2013