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SLATER, THOMAS C., RI STATE REP. DIST. TEN, 68, of Sawyer Street died Monday at his home. He was the husband of Jody D. (McKiernan) Slater.

Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Thomas J. and Edith M. (Simpson) Slater. Mr. Slater was a sales manager for Genalco, Inc. of Warwick for the past 45 years. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve retiring with the rank of Sergeant Major.

Tom served the City of Providence as a state representative in District 10 since 1994. He was a Past Grand Knight and fourth degree member of the Cranston Knights of Columbus and a long time member of the Providence Democratic City Committee.

Besides his wife, he leaves 2 sons Gary M. and his wife Lauren E. Slater and Scott A. Slater both of Providence. 1 daughter, Ellen J. and her husband Dr. Paari Gopalakrishnan of Cranston; 1 brother, Stephen E. Slater of Manchester, NH; 3 sisters, Patricia E. Luth of Port Republic, VA, Frances A. Jaworski of Clayton, NC, Deborah M. Miner of Leicester, VT; 3 grandchildren, Riley and Daven Gopalakrishnan and Thomas J. Slater.

His funeral will be Friday at 8:45 AM from the Frank P. Trainor & Sons Funeral Home, 982 Warwick Avenue, Warwick. Mass of Christian Burial in Saint Matthew Church, Elmwood Avenue, Cranston at 10AM. Calling Hours Thursday 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory to the RI Hospital Comprehensive Care Center 593 Eddy St. Providence, RI 02903 will be appreciated. Burial will be in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Condolences and directions please visit www.trainorfh.com.


Published in The Providence Journal on Aug. 12, 2009
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