R.J. Fahy Funeral Home

116 N Broad Street, Norwich, NY


Derrick J. Slater

May 23, 1962May 23, 2019

Derrick J. Slater, 57 of Sherburne, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday May 23, 2019. He was predeceased by his father, Ralph Slater, Jr. Survivors include his mother, Barbara Squires Albertina, of Sherburne; his sisters and brothers in law, Sharon Parker and Hubert Neer, of Norwich, Debby and Mike Bishop, of Norwich; his step-daughter, Tanya Law, of Smyrna; his grandchildren, Morgan Brooks, of Smyrna and Dustin Smith, of Smyrna; his nieces and nephews, Pam and Jason Nichols, of South New Berlin, Jim and Jessica Parker, of New Berlin, Amanda Stiles and Tom Vitale, of Worchester NY, and Christina Stiles, of Norwich; as well as many great-nieces and nephews. Also surviving are Derrick’s cousins who were like brothers to him, known as “The Slater Boys”. Derrick was a lover of music and he greatly enjoyed spending time in the outdoors observing nature. Spending time with his family was very important to him and he will be remembered for his unique sense of humor, his card playing talents and enjoying a cold can of Coors Light. No formal funeral services will be offered at this time, a celebration of Derrick’s life will take place privately at the convenience of the family.


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Derrick J. Slater

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Debby Bishop

May 27, 2019

Derrick, my sweet brother, you will always be in my heart. Our family will never be the same without you. I love you, we will meet again, just be waiting for me. Give Dad, Grandma, Grandpa and Unce Larry a hug from me. I love you......until we meet again little brother...RIP 😘💔