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Stephen Slocum

SALISBURY—Stephen Slocum, 52, beloved son of Harry and Sally Slocum won his long, brave battle with cancer and died gallantly with grace and peace, surrounded in the arms of his loving family at his home, Friday, May 10, 2013. Stephen, a man with a strong servant heart, "full of faith and the Holy Spirit" (Acts 6:8) is forever at home with his Savior with whom he faithfully served.

Special memories of their larger than life baby brother will live on in the hearts of his sisters Deb Cole (husband Rob), Pam Shinsky (husband Bob), and Linda D'Agostino (husband Joey), along with sister-in-law Bev Williamson (husband Steve), special Aunt Jeanette and Uncle Stephen, and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.

Stephen graduated from Wagner College, where he excelled as a student athlete and was inducted into the Wagner Football Hall of Fame in October 2012! His humble acceptance speech on how the "basics" impacted his life can be viewed at ( It was there that he met the love of his life, Wagner cheerleader and #1 fan, Cheryl. United more than 25 years, together they lived and experienced the peaks and valleys of life, each day growing stronger and more committed in marriage, acknowledging Jesus Christ for his gift of mercy and grace. Throughout Stephen's illness their steadfast ability to "stay true to you" in good times and in bad, was a true testimony to others.

Daughters Elizabeth and Melissa added to their many blessings and continue to share in their love of the Lord, and their love for others. They in return are blessed with an irreplaceable, special bond they will always share with their devoted dad and buddy. Forever and always daddy's little girls, Elizabeth and Melissa can rest assured that "Big Steve" will be with them always for all their many "Big Days".

Stephen became successful and respected as a prominent business owner of Slocum Insurance, all the while serving others along the way, as a choir member, teaching Sunday school, working for junior achievement, softball coach, and always taking it up a notch . . . who remembers Stephen building a softball field?! Whether at home, work, Wi-Hi, or Salisbury University, the goal was the same . . . do it right, DO IT BIG!!! "Big Steve" had a BIG PLAN. Psalm 72:19 says "Let the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen and Amen." Stephen shared David's plan and took it upon himself to do just that. He did not want anything out of order, no lost sheep. His songs of praise were beautiful thanksgivings for the life God had given him through the gift of Jesus and he was eager to share his story so others would see God as he had. Stephen formed "Get Nailed".. a men's group in Salisbury 443-614-3743. He'd love for you to join...all sinners welcome to come and meet Jesus who loves you and forgives you and provides you eternal life! Stephen "filled" his days with living, and giving, making it his mission to bring glory everywhere he went. Even when it wasn't easy, he chose to remain faithful, his heart full. The Victory is won! So today we take a knee with you Stephen! We carry forward your message: "Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Amen and Amen! Philippians 2:9-11

Please join us in the celebration of Stephen's life. Arrangements are being handled by Holloway Funeral Home, PA 501 Snow Hill Rd., Salisbury. A viewing will be held at Holloway Thursday from 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Cathedral, 11021 Worcester Highway Berlin, after which #52 will be laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Berlin.

Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to St. Thomas The Disciple Anglican Church, 1221 Old Ocean City Road, Salisbury, Md 21804; or Holy Trinity Cathedral, 11021 Worcester Highway Berlin, Md 21811; or Wagner College Athletics at Condolences can be sent to the family at www.hollowayfh.

Cheryl, Elizabeth, Melissa, and the family thank you for lifting their family in prayer and for the many hands, hearts, tears and song that carry them through the days and nights. Please continue to keep them in your prayers as they move forward, Jesus leading the way.

Published in The Daily Times on May 14, 2013
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