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Joan (Cornelius) Slater

April 11, 1942 ~ March 9, 2022 (age 79)


Joan (Cornelius) Slater, 79, a resident of Glendale Nursing Home passed away peacefully on March 9, 2022.

Born and raised in Schenectady by her parents Lucy & Howard (Ranalli) Cornelius. She graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School. She was employed by Guilderland Schools for many years. After retiring, she and her late husband Ronald E. Slater moved to Alabama where Ron and Joan lived for 5 years enjoying the warm sun and reconnecting with old friends Ron had met during his Air Force duty years. She enjoyed cooking, and would grace any party or event she went to, with her specialty homemade pizzas and homemade broccoli bread. Joan loved children and cared for many even through her older age. Joan also loved shopping, sewing, playing cards and most of all loved to spend time with her family and friends.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Ronald E. Slater.  

Joan is survived by her loving family: her daughter, Susan (Smith) Slater and George Smith, and her son Ronald E. Slater II and Cristal (Guidarelli) Slater , Grandsons William Smith and Joshua Slater, Granddaughters Taylor Smith and Hannah Slater.  Sister Linda (Cornelius) Troiani, Brother-in-law, Peter Troiani. Sisters-in-law, Doris (Slater) Needle and many nieces and nephews. 

The family would like to give a very special thank you to the entire staff at Glendale Nursing Home for their wonderful care and assistance.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Things of My Very Own, Intervention Children Services - https://thingsofmyveryown.org

Entombment will be in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery and will be privately held.



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Most Holy Redeemer cemetery
2501 Troy Schenectady Road
Schenectady, NY 12309

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