Harold E. Slagle
1935 - 2021
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Harold E. Slagle, 85, of Hawthorn, passed away on Monday evening, March 1, 2021, at Good Samaritan Hospice at Concordia in Cabot.

Born June 5, 1935 in Fairmount City, he was the son of the late Harry E. and Florence T. (Reitz) Slagle.

Harold was married on October 5, 1957 to Lynda (Bish) and she preceded him in death on September 10, 1980. He then married Ruth (Bish) on October 3, 1981 and she preceded him in death on May 7, 2010.

He served his country in the USMC during the end of the Korean War from June 9, 1954 to June 8, 1956.

He worked as a coal miner for R&P Coal Company.

He was a member of the Walter W. Craig Post 354 of New Bethlehem American Legion and Lodge No. 522 F&AM in New Bethlehem.

Survivors include two daughters from his first wife, Lynda, Sheryl Rockwell and her husband, Rod, of Hawthorn, and Lana Hopper and her husband, Terry, of Mayport; three grandchildren, Jill Black (Jeff), Jayme Adams (Dave) and Ryan Hopper; and two great grandchildren, Aden Black and Sawyer Hopper. He is also survived by four step-children from his second wife, Ruth, Dianna Adams, Randy J. Rearick (Becky), Dennis Rearick (Deb), and Bryon K. Rearick (Denise); 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and two spouses, he was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Julie Rockwell; two sisters, N. Louise Sayers and Virginia L. Blair; and a stepson, Larry Rearick.

Visitation will be on Thursday, March 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Alcorn Funeral Home in Hawthorn.

The funeral service will be on Friday, March 5, 2021, at the funeral home at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jimmy Swogger officiating.

Immediately following the funeral service, the Walter W. Craig Post 354 of New Bethlehem American Legion will honor their fallen comrade.

Harold's wish was to be cremated and interment will be in the Hawthorn Cemetery at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.alcornfuneralhome.com.

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Published in The Leader Vindicator from Mar. 2 to Mar. 11, 2021.
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March 4, 2021
It was a treat to meet "Uncle Harold" 41 years ago at his nephew's (Bob Hetrick) college graduation in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Bob and I were dating, and it would be the first time I would meet several of the family. Yes, I was nervous! But after a warm behind the back surprise hug from Uncle Harold, all nerves dissipated. His warm welcome was just what I needed. As we later married and visited his home in Pennsylvania he always went out of his way to extend love, hospitality, and the most FUN ever! A loving husband, father, grandfather, and uncle whose memory will forever stay in my heart ... with a smile ... and a little giggle.
Nancy Hetrick
March 3, 2021
Harold, So sorry to see you go but I am sure it is in the Lord's best interest. I will continue to keep you in my mind and recall the many good times we had together, including our 120mph race across the Shannondale Flat. Walk slowly down that eternal path as soon you will hear me call your name.

Your loving cousin,

Dan and Yoshi Reitz
Bell Canyon, CA
Dan Reitz
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