Alan J. Slater Monday, December 2, 1935 - Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Randolph - Alan J. Slater, 81, of Pope Road, Randolph, went home to the Lord on Tuesday August 29, 2017 at the Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center in Gerry. He was born December 2, 1935 in Gowanda, NY, the son of the late John and Mary Hilbert Slater. Alan was a 1953 graduate of Randolph Central School. He was the owner and operator of Slater Custom Farm Work and Slater Wood and Sawdust. In earlier years, he and his family operated Slater Dairy Farm on Walker Road in Randolph and Alan received the New York State Dairy Farmer of the Year Award in 1975 from the NYSFFA. He was a member of the Cattaraugus County 4-H and was a member of the former Randolph Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 2271. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nancy L. (Meyers) Slater, whom he married on March 2, 1957 in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Randolph, a daughter; Bonnie S. Slater, two sons; Alan J. “AJ” Slater and Tim Slater all of Randolph, 10 grandchildren, 11 Great-grandchildren and a sister, Mary Spuber of California. Alan was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Marilyn Teechman, Retha Smith-Saff and three brothers, Warren (Patricia), Clarence and John Slater. The family will receive family and friends from 10 to Noon Monday September 4, 2017, 2017 in the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church Street, Randolph. Services will follow at Noon. Pastor John Knowles Congdon will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Randolph Cemetery. To leave a condolence, log onto: www.vanrensselaerandsonfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be sent to the Randolph Free Library or to the Cattaraugus County 4-H.