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.
Published by The Palm Beach Post on Jun. 18, 2017.