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: Memorials may be sent to the Randolph Free Library or to the Cattaraugus County 4-H.

Nancy, Bonnie, AJ and Tim,  I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, father and my Uncle Alan.  I will miss him.  He always supported us and came to see us.  He would call me still from out of the blue and we would talk for awhile.  I will miss those calls.  Stay strong Slater family.  He had a long and good life.

Very sirry for your loss. Stay strong Slater family. 

cousin Alan was a man beyond measure.  He loved his family to a depth that is unconceiveable.  Nancy you were his 'sunshine' and I can still hear him telling me those exact words.  Alan always had a smile for everyone.  Even when times were difficult,  he did all in his power to rise above the struggles to be there for his family.  Being on the farm,when we were kids,(probably annoying) Nancy and Alan were always loving and welcoming.  We love you Alan.  My heart aches for the entire family.  God bless each of you in this difficult time.  He would want us to smile and remember the good times.  That's what I will try to do.  Condolences from the entire Meyer Family.

Nancy, Bonnie, AJ and Tim so sorry for your loss! Alan was a great man and will be greatly missed! Sending prayers for you all!

a huge influance in my life, a man that loved his family and cared for everyone. in good times and in bad alan stood will be missed and loved by many ...god bless everyone. 

Alan was a man, who like his brother Warren, was hard working and talented beyond what most people would see on the surface.  I remember him operating the farm up on Walker Road, which grew and he shared with Warren for a winter, after a fire left Warren without a barn.  He was one who took the leap to try methods to  improve his herd, and operations.  A good man who will be missed by family and friends.


Sorry for your loss! Sending prayers and thoughts .

Sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with the family.