Vincent F. Slade
1936 - 2020
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Vincent F. Slade

Born: October 23, 1936

Died: September 12, 2020

NOTICE: Due to Covid-19, the Memorial Mass for Vincent F. Slade scheduled to take place October 23, 2020, at SS. Cyril & Methodius Church, Lemont, IL, has been cancelled.

Vincent "Vince" F. Slade, age 83, of Palos Park, IL, passed away on September 12, 2020, at the Mother Theresa Home in Lemont, IL. Vince was born on October 23, 1936, to Henry and Theresa (Sieracki)Slaboszewski.

Vince is survived by his loving and devoted wife Sandra (White). His four sons Robert, Randall (Susan), Rick, and Rodney Sladeand one daughter Rina Slade. A step-son Dale (Laurie) Tasharski. Three grandchildren (Weston, Jamison, and Ethan), two step-grandchildren (Jason and Emma) , and one great-grandson (Trent). One sister Phyllis (late Eugene) Paprzyca, one brother Richard (Mary Ann) Slade. Three nieces (Julie, Leslie and Becky - his Godchild).

Vince was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Henry Slade.

Vince had been employed by Lemont Manufacturing (now Ceco Steel) and retired from Sigri Carbon Corporation. He was a past member of the Electric Metal Makers Guild, the Iron and Steel Society, and the Association of Iron and Steel Engineers. He was a past officer of S.S. Cyril and Methodius Church school board and parish council, a Trustee of the Village of Lemont and a former board member of Lemont Chase Bank.

Vince lived most of his life in Lemont, IL. He wasa 1954 graduate of Lemont Township High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corp Reserves. He played on a Cincinnati minor league baseball team. He managed and played semi-pro baseball in Downers Grove, IL. In Lemont, he had managed the Mets Little League team, St. Cyril's boys' basketball team, and the Dirty Dozen girls' softball team.

Vince loved sports and was an avid fan of the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Cubs. He loved to travel with his wife and he loved to cook, especially making soup and sharing it with his neighbors. It goes without saying that Vince's most favorite thing to do was play golf anytime, anywhere.

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Published in The Herald-News from Sep. 17 to Sep. 29, 2020.
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October 9, 2020
Vince lived across the street and 2 doors from my family on West Division Street in Lemont. He was a great father and a kind person. My sympathy goes to his family.
Mark Kazich
September 30, 2020
To all the Slade kids, so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
Laurie Montgomery (Ponczek)
September 30, 2020
I’m sorry to hear about Vince’s passing. He was my first baseball coach on the Mets. He taught me how to play behind the plate. He was also a good friend with my dad John. Rest In Peace Vince with the baseball gods.
Mike Kickels
September 22, 2020
Sorry to here of your passing Vince. Since I have a couple of years head start on you I'll show you around, your co-worker @ Ceco Steel Jack Bidgood. Thanks for coming to my funeral.
Jack Bidgood
September 18, 2020
There is no doubt that Uncle Vince has already had some great, pain-free Rounds of 18 in golf heaven! One of my sweetest memories of him was on my wedding day, he pulled me aside and gave me the most beautiful and heartfelt compliments I have ever received. But, that was Uncle Vince, at time a hard as nails guy and others a big softy. You will be missed!
Julie Deely
September 17, 2020
So sorry to hear of Vince's passing. He was a wonderful individual and gentleman. I always enjoyed being around him in the Little League Days when our kids played. We greeted each warmly whenever we met by chance in town.
Wayne Molitor
September 17, 2020
Pete and I are sorry to hear about Vince. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
Pat and Pete Kacinskas
September 17, 2020
Strangers are friends who haven't met yet. Sorry, Vince, that we strangers delayed your flight to Vancouver as your plane waited for our late connection from Newark. However, we ended up next door neighbors on the ship, dining buddies, companions, and dear friends throughout the Alaska trip. The good memories will always be with us.

Until we meet again, Don & Adele Bush
Don Bush
September 17, 2020
Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of Vince. We know that he will surely be missed.
Gary and Linda Lessen
September 17, 2020
Our sympathy to the entire family. Knew him from Lemont, and a few years with St. Cyril choir. May he Rest in Peace!
Greg Sniegoski
September 16, 2020
Vince lit up a room and his passing leaves a silence we will feel for a long time. Heaven just got a lot more fun. We'll miss your wit, your candor and your tender heart. Rest in peace. You will always be Grandpa. Laurie, Dale, Jason and Emma
Laurie Tasharski
September 16, 2020
We will sorely miss you Vince. We love you very much and you are on our prayers daily.
Hai, Maria, AT, Adi and Liana.
Hai Nguyen
September 16, 2020
Vince you fought a long hard battle. No more pain. Rest in peace! We love you. You will always be remembered. Frank and Jo Kratochvil
Frank and Jo Kratochvil
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