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Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home
171 Elm Street
| Cobleskill, NY 12043
Tel: 1-518-234-3549
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Eileen F. (Gahm) Slater

January 13, 1937 ~ May 1, 2018 (age 81)

Eileen F. Slater passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at the age of 81, at home with family and loved ones by her side following a short battle with cancer.

Eileen worked at Eden Park Nursing Home for 35 years.  She was a member of the Cobleskill Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary.  She loved reading her romance novels and sitting on the porch enjoying a bright, sunny day.

Eileen was predeceased by her husband, Stanley Slater and her sister, Agnes O’Boyle. 

She is survived by eight children:  Philip (Sandy) Slater, Robert Slater, Theresa (Perry) Schroder, Thomas (Brenda) Slater, Stephen (MaryJo) Slater, Penny (Weslie) Baldwin, Joan (Robert) Palmatier, Richard (Sherry) Slater; several grandchildren, great- grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, one great-great-great-grandson; and her sister, Gertrude Smith and her sons.

A funeral service will be held at 7 PM on Friday, May 4, 2018 at Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill with Robert Stark as celebrant.  Family and friends are invited to a period of visitation to be held prior to the service from 5 to 7PM on Friday.  Cremation will follow the service and inurnment will be in Lawyersville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Marathon For a Better Life, PO Box 268, Warnerville, NY 12187, Cobleskill Ladies Auxiliary, PO Box 584, Cobleskill, NY 12043 or Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 297 River St., Oneonta, NY 13820.

Further information and the provision for online condolences may be found at

Donations may be made to:

Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care
297 River Street Service Road, Oneonta NY 13820
Tel: 1-607-432-5525

Marathon For a Better Life
PO Box 268, Warnerville NY 12187

Cobleskill Ladies Auxiliary
PO Box 584, Cobleskill NY 12043

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