Murphy Funeral Homes

4510 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA


Joan Salomone Slater

March 31, 1935August 11, 2019

On Sunday, August 11, 2019, Joan Augusta Salomone Slater, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at the age of 84. She was born in Washington, D.C. on March 31, 1935 to Giulio and Katherine Salomone. She graduated from Dunbarton College of the Holy Cross with a mathematics major and a French minor. Joan taught computers at IBM in the 50's and 60's, at a time when it was a male dominated field. She was a woman ahead of her time~ beautiful and intelligent. She gave up her career to raise her two daughters, Kathy and Maureen. Joan was a devoted mother and very involved in her daughters' schools, sports, and extracurricular activities. She loved to garden and was a fabulous cook. Everyone who knew Joan knew she was an avid Redskins fan and collected unique memorabilia that she displayed proudly in her beloved home, where she lived for 58 years on 24th Street in Arlington. She began her second act when her girls were grown by starting a new career with the Dittmar Company in 1986 and was the front office manager at Randolph Towers in Ballston for 26 years. During that time, Joan became a grandmother and truly that was her greatest joy. She retired at 78 and moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Joan is survived by her 2 daughters, Katherine Davis and Maureen Wahl (Thomas) and 3 grandchildren, Matthew and Kaleigh Davis and Thomas Wahl, Jr.


  • Visitation Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, August 17, 2019


Joan Salomone Slater

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