OBITUARY

Spec. Wade A. Slack

March 22, 1989May 6, 2010

Afghanistan- Specialist Wade A. Slack, 21, of Waterville, died from combat wounds inflicted by enemy mortar fire on Thursday May 6, 2010. He was born March 22, 1989, the son of Dr. Alan Slack and Mary Slack, and was brought up in Waterville, Maine. Educated in Waterville Schools and Graduated from Waterville High School Class of 2007. As a youngster, Wade was very involved in boy Scouts and played Little League in Waterville. He enjoyed doing all things outdoors, he especially loved hunting. An avid video gamer and collector of Movies on DVD. Specialist Slack was, and still is, a great power of example for all humanity. He was a totally unselfish, compassionate, and giving person to everyone he came into contact with, directly and indirectly. Specialist Slack died serving his country and his fellow soldiers. He is a true hero. All gave some and some gave all, Wade A. Slack gave all on May 6, 2010. And for this, he leaves behind a grateful nation.

Specialist Slack is survived by a grieving mother, Mary Slack whom he loved dearly, his father Dr. Alan Slack, stepmother Rose Slack, six brothers and sisters; Jonathan, Meghan, Lauren, Allison, Andrew, and Jesse and wife Mackenzie, a niece Riley who was the apple of Wades eye, step-sister Jessica Cook, step-brother Ethan Roderick. He is also survived by his special friends and “west coast parents” Dan and Mary Morse of Shelton, Washington, and many other relatives and friends. Wade will be sadly missed by all who knew him, especially fellow combat soldier Sergeant James Cribbett who was with Wade for his last journey home.

Visiting Hours will be held Saturday May 15, 2010 from 2-4PM and 7-9PM at Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Waterville, Maine 04901. A Funeral Service will be held 2PM Sunday May 16, 2010 at Blessed Hope Advent Church, Pleasant Street, Waterville. A private Committal Service with full Military Honors will be held with Wade’s family at a later date.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, May 15, 2010
  • Visitation Saturday, May 15, 2010
  • Funeral Service Sunday, May 16, 2010
  • Full Military Honors Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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Peggy Childers

May 6, 2012

To the family and friends of Spc. Wade Slack:
Please accept my remembrance of Wade on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.

Peggy Childers

May 6, 2011

To the family and friends of Spc. Wade Slack:
Remembering Wade on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
www.IraqWarHeroes.org

Greg Black

October 24, 2010

Greg Black

October 24, 2010

ryan bolduc

October 15, 2010

you will be missed very much! ya i did not know you but you surved our country well and i want to thank you for that! rest in peace man!!

Debbi

September 20, 2010

To the parents and family, I want you to know that you are not alone in the grief you are feeling. I know only too well what you are going through and what you will go through in the coming weeks and months ahead. You will have many questions as to why? You will have many things to get ready or go through and that should be done in time. Sometimes it just can’t be faced and that’s ok, for you will know when the time is right for you. Holidays make this harder to get through and you will find that celebrating birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day & Father’s Day will never be the same. The road isn’t easy that you are about to travel nor are all the books on grief going to map it out for you. It’s ok, just know that we are here for you and will not leave you. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. Grief is an individual journey, that unfortunately like my own self you now have to travel. It doesn’t matter how they died but how they lived that we should focus on. We know that each one in our military joined to make a difference in their own lives and to serve their country. Please know that each one no matter what is an American Hero and to be honored always and forever. I ask that God give the comfort, strength and courage that you are going to need. When and if the time is right for you please contact me. You can cry, vent, or just talk as only another person who has been where you are can really know what you are going through. May God continue to hold your hand as He gives comfort to you today and for the rest of your life. We also have a very active online support group for those who have died while active duty. You are welcome to join us as no one but those who have walked this path can even start to understand that grief.

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/goldstarfamilysupport/

In memory of my son
Spc Harry (Buck) Winkler III
KIA 11/12/06 Samarra, Iraq
82nd Airborne CO-A 2-505th PIR

Dezer-Rae Foster

July 23, 2010

I knew Wade for 4 years, my deepest apologies and sympathy for his family. I haven't received a email or a call from him in awhile. I am just now finding out about his passing, and I'm still in denial. Wade was one of the most amazing guys I ever had the honor to know. We had such long talks about absolutely nothing but at the same time everything. I remember the movie nights we had, I encouraged him to watch "A Walk To Remember" and in return he had me watch "Boondock Saints". I can't watch that movie without thinking of him. There will not be a day that goes by that I won't miss him. He was such a great friend and an incredible person. When I told him that I wanted to be an Elementary teacher but the pay sucked, he told me as long as I'm doing what I love all the rest shouldn't matter. I am now pursing my dream, just like he always inspired me to do. He was just one of those rare people that no matter what he would always be there for you. Heaven is lucky to have him as an angel. I know Randy Shughart and Gary Gordon welcomed him with open arms.
I will always love you Wade,
"Always a pleasure ;)"

Peggy Childers

July 15, 2010

To the family of Spc. Wade Slack:
Wade gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org

Katy Barker

July 1, 2010

Stephanie Rafoss

June 13, 2010

Prayer for Peace

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Amen

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