Roger Wendell Slentz, 72, born in the Town of Brookfield on June 18, 1941 to Oliver and Louise (Howard) Slentz ended his journey on earth on May 12, 2014 at Bassett Healthcare Network in Cooperstown.
Roger grew up in the New Berlin, Silver Lake, and West Edmeston area. He graduated from Edmeston Central School in 1959. After serving in the United States Navy from 1959-1963 he settled in the Burlington area.
Roger had been employed at Remington Arms for many years. He retired from The Otsego County Meadows as Head of Housekeeping.
He was extremely proud of his three children: Sherri, Martin & Troy. He loved them with no reserve. Also in this circle was his grandchildren: Tyler, Nickolas, Juli, Dayna, Rachel, Alexis, Troy II, Ronald and great grandson Brantley.
Roger loved to trap, hunt, fish and the great outdoors. He was a member of the Brookfield Johnson Rogers American Legion Post #1492, the NRA and the Burlington Flats Fish & Game Club.
Roger is survived by his children Sherri ( Jeff) Vibbard, Martin (Dawn) Slentz, Bonnie (Darin) Hickling; his sisters Barbara Wheeldon, Rachel Carlson, Nancy (Bernie) Whitacre; and the six grandchildren & great grandchild listed above.
Predeceasing him was his precious son, Troy, a granddaughter, Sharon; a brother, Richard; and sister, Rebecca.
A graveside service will be held at Burlington Flats Cemetery on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11:30 am. with Pastor Jay Henderson officiating
Contributions may be made in Roger’s memory to the American Heart Association or the Edmeston Emergency Squad.
Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.