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SLAWSON, Dennis C.
SLAWSON - Dennis C. Unexpectedly, October 30, 2017 at the age of 71, beloved husband of 51 years of Patricia (nee Galamb); dear father of Todd (Diana), Natalie (Keith) Hubert, Scott (Emma), Nicole (Dan) Schulte; adored grandpa of Tyler, Maddy, Abby, Aiden; loving uncle to many nieces and nephews; predeceased by parents, Chester and Felicia Slawson and sister, Millie Schubring. Dennis was born in Buffalo and grew up in the Walden-Sycamore area; he attended Bishop Ryan High School and later attended Bryant and Stratton. He and his high school sweetheart, Patricia, married at Blessed Trinity Church in 1966. After marriage, he signed up for the 107th Air National Guard, was stationed in Korea for a few years and was honorably discharged after six (6) years of service. Subsequent to his return from Korea, Dennis started a long career in sales spanning various industries and companies, mostly based in the Buffalo area, but did spend ten (10) years commuting between Buffalo, NY and Westchester County (NY) as a sales consultant for a local firm. He concluded his professional career as an independent contractor selling multiple product lines, "retiring" or in his words "cutting back the hours" over the last few years. Dennis-Dad-Grandpa will always be remembered for his wonderful attributes of perseverance, charm, wit and his loving nature to all who knew him. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Philip the Apostle Church, 950 Losson Rd., Cheektowaga, Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 11 am. Please assemble at church. Family will be present prior to services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Dennis Slawson to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation (www.roswellpark.org/giving) or Gates Vascular Institute at Kaleida Health Foundation (www.kaleidahealth.org/foundations/adult/donate/). Please share your condolences