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895 Route 82
P.O. Box A
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Phone: 845-221-2000
Fax: 845-227-1862
Herbert Slater

Herbert R. Slater

Sunday, December 17th, 1933 - Thursday, November 7th, 2019
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POUGHKEEPSIE - Herbert R. “The Godfather” Slater, 85, an area resident since 1996 and formerly of Yonkers, died on November 7, 2019 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

Born in Ossining on December 17, 1933, he was the son of Rodney and Eleanor (Gockel) Slater. Herb proudly served our country in the US Army. He had been employed as a repairman at General Motors in Tarrytown, and then at Walmart in Fishkill.

Herb was a member of the United Methodist Church of Pleasant Valley. He enjoyed fishing and taking scenery pictures. He also loved to tinker.

On September 8, 1962 at Christian Apostolic Church in Tuckahoe, Herb married the love of his life, Jean Lombardo, who survives at home. Herb is also survived by his children, Daniel Slater and his wife Desiree of Wappingers Falls, Janine Grande and her husband Joseph of Perkasie, PA, Andrea Dahdal of Poughkeepsie, Steven Slater and his wife Linda of Poughkeepsie; his grandchildren, Ramy Dahdal, Jr., Athena Dahdal, Daniel Slater, Jr., Dominic Slater, Ryan Dahdal, Deslyn Slater, Xavier Banks and Anilina Slater; his great grandchildren, Giovanni Dahdal and Ezra Dahdal; his siblings, Carol Purdy and her husband Jack, his brother in law, Dan Garrido; his sister in law, Sandra Slater; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, George Slater and Mary Garrido.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 2-6pm at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. The funeral service will be held on Monday at 10am at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, 92 Martin Road, Pleasant Valley followed by a reception at Anthony’s Catering. Interment will be on Tuesday at 10am in St. Denis Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lutheran Care Center. Please visit Herb’s Book of Memories at
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 10th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Sunday, November 10th, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    McHoul Funeral Home, Inc.
    895 Route 82
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  • Service

    Monday, November 11th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, November 11th, 2019 10:00am
    Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church
    92 Martin Road
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  • Interment

    St. Denis Cemetery
    604 Beekman Road
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dorothy wyant

Posted at 03:29pm
Ma and family, Im so sorry for your loss, pop was such a wonderful person, I am so glad i had over two years to get to know him. i will miss him dearly. things will not be the same at LCC WITHOUT HIM. my love to you all, DOROTHY WYANT C.N.A AT LCC

Debbie omuleski

Posted at 03:07pm
Jean, Andrea, Janine, Danny, Steve and family...we are so very sorry for your loss. Herb was such a wonderful man who we had the honor to share so many wonderful occasions with over almost 20 years. We will always remember him as being a very important part of all our times we have shared and will miss him going forward. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Remember he is always with you and loved you all so much. With love and prayers, Debbie, Ed and family.

Athena Dahdal

Posted at 09:04am
I love you, Papa

Sharlene Wheeler

Posted at 08:39pm
Jean, Andrea and Family, My life is richer and blessed by knowing Herb, Jean and Andrea. You are a wonderful family. You are in my heart and prayers forever. Sharlene

Cheryl Loughlin

Posted at 07:53pm
Dear Andrea and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family as you remember your wonderful father. Love, Cheryl Loughlin

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