Robert William Slater
Virginia Beach - Robert William Slater, 89, passed away peacefully at home with his family present on Sunday, September 8, 2013.
Robert was born in New Concord, OH on June 26, 1924 to the late William Guy and Carrie Mae Slater. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Dwight Elvin Slater, Chaplain George Francis Slater and Emmett Wendell Slater.
After graduating from high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy
. He served as a Quarter Master on patrol craft out of Little Creek, VA and the LSMR 530 heading to the Pacific Theater. On 25 April 1946 he was honorably discharged. He graduated from Muskingum College in Ohio with a Bachelor of Science degree. On June 11, 1952 he graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
Robert joined the U.S. Navy during the Korean War
as a dentist. The majority of his tours of duty were with the U.S. Marine Corps
. He retired on 1 November 1982 after 33 years of service. During his retirement he enjoyed playing tennis, traveling, spending time with his family, beautifying the yard, and his beloved Okinawan gladioli. He was a member of Missouri - Synod Lutheran Church.
Robert is survived by his wife of 64 years, Juanita Rose Bischoff Slater, children and families: Pam (Jim) Carlton of Dumfries, VA and their children Cailin (Travis) Miller, Alex Carlton, and Tom Carlton; Martin (Jackie) Slater of Virginia Beach and their son Ryan Slater; Brook (Linley) Patterson of Fredericksburg, V A and their daughter Alaina Patterson; and Matt (Denise) Slater of Stafford, VA and their daughters Monica and Elisa; his sister, Dorothy Jane Scott of Willoughby, OH and one great-granddaughter Isla Rose Miller.
The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 12 to 1 p.m. The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel by Captain Mark Hendricks, Chaplain Corp, USN. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the
. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com