Hardyston Twp., NJ: Thomas Arthur Slate, Sr., known as “Pop” to most,78 years old, passed away unexpectedly at Newton Medical Center on Monday, February 1, 2021 after suffering a cardiac event. Born in Hardyston Twp., NJ to Truman Slate, Sr. and Gladys Slate, he was a lifelong resident of Hardyston Twp., NJ.
Thomas worked for the Day Farm in Hardyston as a young man and then worked as a Foreman at Ames Rubber in Hamburg, NJ for over 45 years retiring in 2009. Thomas was an avid bowler and bowled with the “Super Sexy Seniors” with the Sparta Bowling League. He enjoyed fishing, following NASCAR, trips to Atlantic City and Monticello for playing slots, relaxing in his chair and is best remembered as a doting grandfather and great grandfather for spending countless hours helping Emma babysit.
Thomas is predeceased by his daughter, Jacqueline Ann Slate(1989) and 3 sisters, Trudy Slate, Nancy Frisbie and Susan Jensen. Thomas is the beloved husband for 59 years of Emma Slate(nee Gould). Devoted father of Thomas Arthur Slate, Jr. and his wife, Cheryl of Hardyston Twp., NJ and Darryl Eugene Slate and his wife, Barbara of Barry Lakes, NJ. Loving grandfather of Sierra, Thomas,III, Jacqueline, David and his wife, Nika and Kayla and her husband, Josh. Great grandfather of Adriana, Jewels, Henry, Emilia and Brian. Dear brother of Joan Struble of Franklin, NJ, triplet brother, Clyde Slate of Sussex and triplet brother Douglas Slate of South Carolina, Donald Slate of Sussex, NJ, Darlene Miller and her husband, John of Sparrowbush, NY, Truman Slate and his wife, Robin of Hamburg, NJ and Terrie Maness of Hardyston Twp., NJ. Uncle of Jackie Maness of Hardyston Twp., NJ. God Father of Ronald Pittman, Jr. of North Carolina. Cherished by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
The family will receive their friends for a “Walk Through” visitation at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Sunday, February 7, 2021 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Funeral service will be at the funeral home on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 11:00 AM. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ. As per NJ State Regulations, capacity during visitation will be limited to 50 people at any one time and limited to 50 people total for the service as well as a face covering.