Joyce E. Slater
1940 - 2020
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Joyce E. Slater, 79, of North Washington passed away Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, at Butler Memorial Hospital.

Joyce was born Dec. 2, 1940, in Butler. She was the daughter of the late Karl W. Gnade and the late Grace McNamee Gnade.

Joyce attended Butler Catholic School and graduated from Butler High School.

She was a homemaker and had also been employed by Martins Pharmacy.

Joyce was a member of North Washington Presbyterian Church, the North Washington Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, where she served as treasurer, and was a den mother for Cub Scout Pack 36.

She enjoyed playing cards with the "girls."

Joyce is survived by one daughter, Taryn D. (Dan) Hines of Golden, Colo.; three sons, Todd E. Slater of North Washington, Troy D. (Denise) Slater of Butler, and Trent R. (Paula) Slater of Butler; six grandchildren, Cody (Traci) Slater, Karlee (Dan) McCracken, Selena Slater, Troy "TJ" Slater, Sydney Hines and Landon Hines; and three great-grandchildren, Kyla McCracken, Dayne McCracken and Lincoln Slater; and one brother, Richard Gnade and his wife, Susan, of Danville, Pa.

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Slater, who passed away, Aug. 4, 2016; and two brothers.

SLATER - The family of Joyce E. Slater, who died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at William F. Young Funeral Home, 132 Main St., West Sunbury.

Private services and burial will be held Friday in North Washington Union Cemetery.

In accordance with the current COVID-19 guidelines, masks or face coverings are required and social distancing should be practiced.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to North Washington Union Cemetery, c/o Bev Bishop, P.O. Box 35, North Washington, PA 16048.

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Published in Butler Eagle on Oct. 21, 2020.
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November 9, 2020
Dear Todd, Troy, Trent, and Taryn...
I'm very saddened to hear of your Mom's passing. She was was a very close, favorite cousin of mine. I always visited when up in Butler. Loved her laugh. I send you my deepest condolences and prayers.
Love to all, Eileen (Ace) Mead
Eileen (Ace) Mead
October 21, 2020
Ray & I send our deepest sympathy . Our thoughts & prayers are with all.
Ray & Jean Spinetti
October 21, 2020
Dear Trent & families; May we express our deepest sympathy in the passing of your Mother. She was a wonderful lady, who will be missed by all of us, who had the fortune to know her. May she RIP!
Michael & Dee Dee Newcaster
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