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Franklin, NJ 07416
Phone: (973) 827-7050
Fax: (973) 827-9193
Thomas Slate

Thomas Arthur Slate Sr.

Thursday, July 9th, 1942 - Monday, February 1st, 2021
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Obituary

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.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 7th, 2021 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Sunday, February 7th, 2021 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    F. John Ramsey Funeral Home
    Address
    One Main Street
    FRANKLIN, NJ 07416
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    ***As per NJ State Regulations a limit of 50 people at any one time will be allowed on the premises for a "Walk Through" visitation and face coverings are required of all who enter.***
  • Second Visitation

    Sunday, February 7th, 2021 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Sunday, February 7th, 2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    F. John Ramsey Funeral Home
    Address
    One Main Street
    FRANKLIN, NJ 07416
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    ***As per NJ State Regulations a limit of 50 people at any one time will be allowed on the premises for a "Walk Through" visitation and face coverings are required of all who enter.***
  • Service

    Monday, February 8th, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, February 8th, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    F. John Ramsey Funeral Home
    Address
    One Main Street
    FRANKLIN, NJ 07416
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    ***As per NJ State Regulations a limit of 50 people for the service will be allowed on the premises and face coverings are required of all who enter.***
  • Interment

    Location
    North Hardyston Cemetery
    Address
    Route 94
    HAMBURG, NJ 07419
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HH

Howard Hamilton

Posted at 08:35pm
We knew Tom from bowling with the super seniors. So sorry for your loss, Howie and Betty.
RJ

Ronald Pittman Jr

Posted at 03:24pm
Tom was my God father sense i was born intill eternity. U changed my dippers u fed me. U wear there when i was sick. U wear there all threw out my life. So happy memories and good times. My first time ever putting chips on my burger was at ur house. U wear like a father in so many ways. Thank u i love u forever. So intill next time. Enjoy life in Heaven with the rest of the family and God the father. Love u miss u so much. Love little Ronnie.
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