Donald F. Slish, 89, of Vandling, died Sunday, October 4th at home. His wife, the former Bridget D. Devaney, died December 25, 2014.
Born in Forest City, son of the late Paul and Tessie Nenius Slish, he was a member of Ascension Parish, Forest City. He was a graduate of Forest City High School, where he was a phenomenal athlete, serving as a star player on both the basketball and baseball teams. After graduation, Don served in the United States Air Force, and later as a member of the Air Force Reserves. Upon returning home from the service, he began a long career working at the for the A&P Market as the Produce Manager, first in Forest City, then in Monticello, NY after the Forest City store closed; he later went on to work at Zazzera’s Market, Forest City.
He greatly enjoyed fishing and going to the racetrack at Monticello and Off Track Betting in Carbondale to watch the horses and socialize with friends. Most importantly, Don was a family man, greatly enjoying the time that he spent his wife and kids.
Surviving are a daughter: Mary Slish Koziak and husband David, Nashville, TN, and their children: David and Alex; a son: Dr. Donald F. Slish and wife Erica Donnis, Burlington, VT and their children: Jack and Elinora; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Slish.
The funeral will be Friday, October 9th with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in St. Joseph’s Church, Delaware St., Forest City. Interment will follow in Saint Anthony’s Cemetery, Forest City. Arrangements by the Jones & Brennan Funeral Home, 430 Main Street, Forest City.
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