Richard Conover (Dick) Sleezer
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Richard Conover Sleezer (Dick)

Richard Conover Sleezer (Dick), 90, of Wanaque NJ, Formally of Bellerose Manor, Queens Village NY, passed peacefully on Jan 3, 2021 at home after a long illness with family at his bedside. Dick, as family and friends knew him, was born in Johnstown, NY, son of the late Cecil James (Jim) and Esther (Conover) Sleezer. Dick was a graduate of Johnstown High School and proud member of the class of 1948. He worked for Campbell's Tree Service prior to entering the Army in 1951 and was stationed in Ft. Tilden, Queens NY, and Misawa Air Base, Japan as a radar operator. Upon his honorable discharge from the Army in 1953, Dick worked at GE in Schenectady until moving to Brooklyn NY where he worked for Lynch Trucking Co. In 1958, he went to work at Masback Hardware, Hudson St. NY, and North Bergen NJ, as a computer operator, programmer/systems analyst and Production Manager until his retirement in 1990.

Dick loved the outdoors especially hunting and fishing with his brothers, family vacationing yearly in the Caroga Lake area, and boating and fishing on the Monksville Reservoir in Ringwood NJ. He was a league bowler for many years and also enjoyed watching his NY Giants football and NY Mets baseball. But what he loved most and was most proud of was his family and his home and could be seen in his yard and garden or doing upkeep on his house and cars and attending events involving his children.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen (Berghoff), his children Thomas (Marcia) Sleezer, Michael (Christina) Sleezer, Michael (Laura) Lane and Paula Lane. His grandchildren Brian (Jackie), Linda, Christopher (Paige) and Emily Sleezer, Dylan, Rebecca and Rachel Lane, Daniel Dempsey & family, Jennifer Lathren & family, Amanda Choate & family, William Martin & family, and Ashlee Martin & family. Great granddaughter Savannah Sleezer, daughter-in-law Eileen Sleezer, brother Larry (Marge) Sleezer, sisters-in-law, Sandra Sleezer and Karren (Lou) Palermo, and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by former wife Joan, son Richard, brothers Robert, Ralph, James, and Ronald Sleezer, sisters Dorothy Elmendorf and Carolyn Morris, sisters-in-law Arlene Sleezer and Sally Sleezer, brother-in-law Bob Elmendorf and nephews Duane Sleezer and Jeffery Powers. In keeping with Dick's wishes, there will be no calling hours or viewing. A graveside service and interment will be held Saturday January 16, 2021 at 10am at The Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown NY.

A memorial service at the graveside is planned for family and friends in the spring of 2021 In lieu of flowers, donations in Dick's memory may be made to the charity of one's choice. The family would like to thank Vanguard Medical Group, North Haledon NJ Chilton Medical Center, Pompton Plains NJ, and Valley Home Care and Hospice, Paramus NJ, for their outstanding care and support during Dick's illness.

Arrangements have been entrusted to D'Agostino Funeral Home, Haskell NJ.

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Published in The Record/Herald News from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2021.
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January 14, 2021
My cousin Kathe and her husband Dick had a wonderful marriage. They gave all of us an example of what a relationship should be. We will all miss Dick more than words can express.
Edith Bersuch Alber
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