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ELGIN - James H. Slater, age 76, passed away peacefully at Presence St. Joseph with his family at his side on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 He is survived by his sons; Thomas (Traci) Slater, James C. (Amber) Slater, daughter; Nina (Andy) Cenkush, sister; Barbara (Ron) Fessler, grandchildren; Matthew, Kayla and James T. Slater, Tristan and Ryenne Balmer, Edward Cenkush, one nephew, four nieces and many great-nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; Harvey and Mary Slater. Jim served in the United States Army from 1963-1967 during the Vietnam War. Jim worked with GAT Guns in East Dundee for 19 years, retiring only one month before his death. He was a member of American Legion Post 57 in Elgin, receiving a 15 years membership pin. Visitation for James will be Friday, May 11, 2018 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 1:00 PM at Forsythe Gould Funeral Home, Manhattan. Interment immediately following service with full military honors will take place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim's name to www.honorflight.org would be greatly appreciated. Forsythe Gould Funeral Home, 507 S. State St., Manhattan, IL 60442, 815-478-3321, www.forsythegouldfh.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on May 10, 2018
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