Carl Allan Slater, 80, from Bellaire, Ohio, passed peacefully Thursday, December 5, 2019 surrounded by family. He was born July 25, 1939 in Martins Ferry, Ohio to Joseph Henry and Elsie Mae (Postlewait) Slater.
He was a graduate of Martins Ferry High School and attended Kent State and Ohio University. He was a member of the Rock Hill Presbyterian Church. Past employment includes Oglebay Institute Nature Center, Valley Office Equipment, career in radio advertising, The Aquarium, and owner/operator of Gus Industrial and Specialty Wood . He was a member of the Ohio Valley Naturalist, Administrator and past president of The Brooks Bird Club, a member of Oglebay Institute, past president of the nature committee, St. Clairsville Jaycees, and Wheeling Breakfast Kiwanis. Carl led birding tours in the Continental U.S., as well as many European Countries. He had over forty years of leading waterfowl birding trips to the Eastern Shore.
Carl is survived by his wife of 54 years, Juanita Elizabeth (Filcaske) Slater of Bridgeport, and children Christine Louise Slater-Jones (Michael) of Plain City, OH, Cynthia Marie (Christopher Wisniewski) Slater of Scottdale, PA, Eric Allan (Amy) Slater of Bellaire, OH, grandchildren, Elizabeth Marina Files, Samuel Benjamin Files, Brittany Nicole Slater, and Cody Joseph Slater.
Friends will be received Saturday, December 7th from 1p.m. to 3p.m. and 5p.m. to 7p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, 920 National Rd., Bridgeport, OH where funeral services will be held at 6p.m. with Reverend David Demerast officiating. Private interment at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Brooks Bird Club, Inc., P.O. Box 4077, Wheeling, WV 26003 or the charity of your choosing.
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