Richard D. SLAYMAKER
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SLAYMAKER, Richard D. Richard D. Slaymaker, 69, June 10, 2017. He was born in St. Mary's Hospital and remained a life-time resident of Palm Beach County. He is survived by his wife, Rose; son, Christopher Donatelli; daughter, Julie Donatelli (Miguel Rodriguez); adored 1-year-old Granddaughter, Myla; sister, MaryAnn Beyer; and brother, Michael (Cindy); and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Ann and Wilbur "Red", brothers, Jim and Larry. Richard served as Sergeant of Military Police at the Pentagon during the Viet Nam War and led the Riot Control Division. Richard was a long-time member of IBEW Local Union 323 and Retired Assistant Business Manager of Local Union #728. In addition he was a member of the West Palm Beach Fishing Club, Air Boat & Half Track Club, The Flotilla Club, the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA), and the Florida Antique Tackle Collectors. Richard was a graduate of Riviera Beach High School Class of 1965, Palm Beach Community College (AA) and IBEW Joint Apprenticeship (JATC). Richard was a man of strong faith and integrity. He was a superior craftsman. He loved his family, friends and union. The service will be held at 2:00PM June 22 at Good Shepherd United Methodist, West Palm Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: TrustBridge Hospice, CCA or Disabled Veterans.

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Published in The Palm Beach Post on Jun. 18, 2017.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
JUN
22
Service
02:00 PM
Good Shepherd United Methodist
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June 22, 2017
Dear Rose and family, it is with the deepest sympathy that I have for the loss of Dick. He was truly a caring person, trustworthy friend and dedicated IBEW Officer/member. He will always remain in our thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.

An Irish Funeral Prayer

Death is nothing at all.
It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Everything remains as it was.
The old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no sorrow in your tone.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effort
Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was.
There is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.
All is well. Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting, when we meet again.

Jerry, Lisa, Michael, Jeremy and Shannon Counihan
June 21, 2017
Roe, Julie and Chris,I am thinking of you all during these difficult times.

With Love,
Tiffany DiMaio
June 20, 2017
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Richard. May he RIP.
Susan and George marmorato
June 20, 2017
Rest in Heavenly Peace, Richard. You will be truly missed by all those you left behind, but the memories you made with them will last their lifetime. We are sending love and prayers to you and your family.
Donna and Rick Pierro
Donna Pierro
June 19, 2017
May the light of your life burn for even in the hearts of those who love you.
June 18, 2017
2016 Visit
Chris Hanson
June 18, 2017
xmas morning found her first hunting tool.
Rose Slaymaker
June 18, 2017
Flotilla Club
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June 18, 2017
hair grew back after chemo, Thanks Debbie @ A Perfect Cut
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June 18, 2017
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Our Lab, dressed up by daughter
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took such pride in his acre. Went from solid trees to a park.
Rose Slaymaker
June 18, 2017
Used his golf cart daily
Rose Slaymaker
June 18, 2017
We loved our harleys
Rose Slaymaker
June 18, 2017
A new hunter in family earned this for xmas
Rose Slaymaker
June 18, 2017
Dick & Jerry Counihan
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Loved all his cooking equipt
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June 18, 2017
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June 18, 2017
Making wifey a new rolling pin to bake pies for him!
Rose Slaymaker
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Dick & Long time friend Milo
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Nap time
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June 18, 2017
Our Finest joy, daughter grad BA @ FAU
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June 18, 2017
PaPa Bear & Myla Q
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June 18, 2017
Richard always said all babies under a year scared hime, he scared them and all look funny, Until he had a gd and saw almost everyday for last yr
Rose Slaymaker
June 18, 2017
one of my fave cutting boards
Rose Slaymaker
June 18, 2017
Went we stopped using The 25' mako and bought skiff and more fun Trout fishing on inside of FtPierce Inlet.
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Dick & buddy JC
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June 18, 2017
First turned bowl with new lathe, made top too.
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June 18, 2017
Dick Julie & me, Rose
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June 18, 2017
our favorite boat, 19' Carolina Skiff
Rose Slaymaker
June 18, 2017
using clamp, top on patio cabinet from 5 different trees.
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June 18, 2017
Uncle Dick teaching AJ while we built his desk.
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June 18, 2017
making a bedside table
Rose Slaymaker
June 18, 2017
more cutting boards.
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June 18, 2017
collecting so many clamps, made this in a day.
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June 18, 2017
we were building desk for nephew AJ
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cutting boards we make from felled trees at brother Larry's tree farm
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Cabinet he built, Cypress in patio with his cooking utensils,
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June 18, 2017
Other favorite: Cooking & Eating !
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June 18, 2017
Daughter, Julie Donatelli
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June 18, 2017
A Happy Place
Rose Slaymaker
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