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Richard Melvin Slater

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RICHARD MELVIN SLATER Richard, age 85, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013. He was born in Niagra Falls, NY on November 11, 1927. Richard grew up in West Virginia and lived in San Bernardino. He was a Grand Terrace resident since 1983. Richard was in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1945-1948, completing his service as a Radioman 2nd Class. He attended Valley College and Cal State San Bernardino. His work included 37 years with CalTrans as a State Highway Engineer, retiring in 1990. He enjoyed square dancing, round dancing, and visiting Hawaii. He is survived by his wife Carol Slater of 28 years from Grand Terrace, CA; stepchildren Danny Gudmundson of San Francisco, CA, Debbie Gudmundson of Oakland, CA, Denise Benedict of Phoenix, AZ; sons Daniel Slater of Florida and Melvin Slater of Port Orchard, WA, and grandchildren Kevin, Katie, Maddie, Curtis and Marcus, as well as many nieces and nephews. There will be a service in his memory on Thursday, June 13th at 11:00 am at Riverside National Cemetery, Staging Area #1, as well as a Celebration of his Life at Cow Town Dance Center, 15950 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, Ca 92504 from 12pm to 3pm. Arlington Mortuary (800)275-4648 www.arlingtonmortuary.com

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Published in Press-Enterprise on June 9, 2013
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