Robert Slauson, Sr.

January 21, 1943 - February 9, 2018
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Robert (Bob) Scott Slauson, Sr., 75, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his home on Friday evening, February 9, 2018.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sandra (Zimmerman) Slauson; son and daughter-in-law, Robert Scott, Jr. and Melissa (Amistadi) Slauson; grandson, Robert Sc…

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Robert (Bob) Scott Slauson, Sr., 75, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his home on Friday evening, February 9, 2018.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sandra (Zimmerman) Slauson; son and daughter-in-law, Robert Scott, Jr. and Melissa (Amistadi) Slauson; grandson, Robert Scott Slauson III and fiancée Taylor Martini; sister, Judy (James) Keller; brother, Jeff (Rebecca) Slauson. Also numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Scott and Mildred (Horton) Slauson, and brother, David.

He was born in Amsterdam, New York on January 21, 1943, and was a 1961 graduate of Marion Catholic High School. He served in the United States Navy from 1961-1965, and was a Vietnam veteran who flew off the USS Yorktown.

Bob earned his Bachelor of Science in Education, Master’s Degree in English and completed Pre-Doctoral work at Bowling Green State University.
He taught High School English for 35 years and writing courses at the Tusc Branch of Kent State University.

Bob was an avid reader and collector of books, and his interests included visiting historical locations, fishing, antiquing, and target shooting. Family was most important to Bob and he enjoyed spending time with them.

A Memorial Mass will be held in Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 10:30 am, with visitation from 9:30–10:30 in the church sanctuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob’s memory may be directed to the Sacred Heart Building Fund, 139 3rd St. NE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663. Also, Bob was the recipient of many generous blood donations throughout his illness, and blood donations can be given to any area blood bank in his memory.

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018

Time: 9:30 am

End Time: 10:30 am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Address:

139 3rd Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018

Time: 10:30 am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Address:

139 3rd Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Donation Information

Sacred Heart Church Building for the Future Fund

139 3rd Street NE
New Philadelphia , OH 44663

Area blood banks

Also, Bob was the recipient of many generous blood donations throughout his illness, and blood donations can be given to any area blood bank in his memory.


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Born: January 21, 1943
Died: February 9, 2018

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Lisa Marie Stipano posted on 2/16/18

Sandy & Family, We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. My parents, Mary Lynn & Louis Pangburn and I are keeping the family in our prayers during this difficult time. God Bless

 

frank leone posted on 2/14/18

to Sandra ,and family ,so very sorry on your loss ,all have my deepest sympathy ,of this time of sorrow ,all are in my deep thoughts and prayers , Frank Leone

 

Eric Reiser posted on 2/14/18

Bob was my English teacher in High School. I probably learned as much in one year of his teaching than I did in all of my years in school. Im grateful that I had the chance to be his student all those years ago! Rest in Peace Oh Captain, my Captain!!

 

Karen(Beitzel)Welch posted on 2/13/18

The world has lost an incredible man who dedicated his life to education. Mr. Slauson will be remembered by hundreds of former students as the best teacher they ever had. Keeping his family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

 

Mark Hundley posted on 2/12/18

I also echo the sentiments that other students have expressed about Mr. Slauson. He is the type of educator that others should emulate. He was indeed tough, but fair. His passion for what he was imparting on young minds was not evident to me as a sixteen-year-old student. However, not a day goes by that I do not thank him for showing me the power of the written word, and the beauty of literature. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Slauson family. Thank you, Mr. Slauson, for being an incredible role model. Rest in peace, sir, it was a privilege having known and studied under you.

 

Zach Williams posted on 2/11/18

Mr. Slauson was one of the best teachers I ever had. Although he taught college writing, I learned much more from him about hard work and dedication. He was the kind of teacher that you'd hope your kids have. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

 

Carol Welling Boltz posted on 2/11/18

Sophomore English class with the name Slauson listed on my schedule terrified me, but I will never be more grateful for being in his class. Mr. Slauson taught us all how to write. Now that I have taught for 25 years, I still share the lessons I learned in his class. Thank you for pushing us to be more than we thought possible.

 

Leslie Warner posted on 2/11/18

Robert Slauson was a teacher who truly inspire you think and if you were willing to work he would help you. He always said "Don't Assume" it a phrase that stays with me. My thoughts and prayers for his family during this difficult time.

 

Thomas Gerber posted on 2/11/18

Education just lost one of the greats! I was so blessed to have had him as a teacher. I remember being scared to death when I found out I had him for Literature. As the year went on, I found myself looking forward to class. I echo the other posts that said they didn’t realize his impact till college. Of all the teachers at NPHS, none prepared me for the real world and higher education as Mr. Slauson. On a personal level, I remember detailing his car for extra money in school and discovering he shared my love of aviation. Thank you sir for your service to our country and the impact you had on my education! My thoughts and prayers are with your family during their time of loss.

 

Elizabeth Kolie posted on 2/11/18

He got me ready for college and so much more. I learned a lot from his man. Praying for you and your family.

 

Mike Pogue posted on 2/11/18

Symbol: a concrete object representing an abstract idea... This and so many other lessons. Mr. Slauson did not care about being the cool teacher. He only cared about getting his students ready for life. He was the best teacher I ever had. Godspeed Mr. Slauson. You made a difference in this world and I am lucky to have known you.

 

Heather Larkins-Smith posted on 2/11/18

How very sad to hear. My condolences go out to his family and friends. He was a phenomenal teacher who taught us all the value of commitment and hard work. Thank you Mr. Slauson! You will certainly be missed!

 

Dr. Nancy Brown posted on 2/11/18

Mr. Slauson meant the world to me. He was tough but fair and was not afraid to tell it like it is. He gave me such confidence in my writing and in the way I saw the world. I hope he knew how many lives he touched in this world. RIP dear Sir.

 

Sheila Beavers posted on 2/11/18

So sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Slauson. He was the best English teacher! He will be missed.

 

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