Daniel
Slater, Daniel Thomas a 6 year resident of Hermosa Beach, passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 in Harbor City. Born in Santa Monica, CA, Daniel was 49 when he died. He was a lifelong resident of the South Bay and was a 25 year employee of Ralphs Grocery Store. He is survived by Wife, Donna Greenwood - Slater of Hermosa Beach, CA, Sister, Fran Cushman of Hemet, CA, Sister, Christine Marquez of Hemet, CA, Sister, Patricia Phillips of San Diego, CA, Brother, John Slater of Petaluma, CA, Many nieces and nephews and countless friends. Preceded in death by: Mother, Alice Slater and Father, Daniel Slater. The Service will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel on Saturday, October 8, 2005 at 3:00 P.M. with a reception afterward from 4:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. Following the reception at the mortuary, there will be a reception at the Hermosa Saloon. A private Scattering at Sea will take place after services.

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  1. DAN WAS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO SEE AND TALK TO WHEN DOING MY WEEKLY SHOPPING. I’VE MISSED HARRASING HIM SINCE HE’S BEEN GONE FROM RALPHS. I AM VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I HOPE YOU CAN FIND PEACE IN KNOWING HE IS NO LONGER SUFFERING. MY THOUGHTS ARE W/THE FAMILY

  2. I’ll never forget how sweet Dan was to me before he even knew me, sending me my Wilson antennae ball. I’ll miss getting pictures of him wearing Piglet ears. Rest in peace Uncle Dan. We all miss you!

  3. My dearest Donna… I know these times are hard for you. I wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers….. Sorry, I couldn’t make it to the services.It seems that I am always working… Remember the good times! Don’t dwell on the bad. Thinking of you…… Cheryl Jean

  4. Dear John, Fran, Christine and Patricia- we are all better people for having Dan in our lives. My daughter, Jennifer, and I had an valued 6 years with him living with us. She was 15 – 21 when we were together and that was a very impressionable time. We were together during the time I bought my first property, adopted a dog and cat, and even though he joked that he couldn’t help me move in because “he would be in Houston” that day, he showed up after work and pitched in with the others. “Being in Houston” was his standard excuse to get out of helping with any moves. He gave me an outdoor BBQ as a housewarming (November, Christmas and birthday (January)gift and said if we ever broke up, he would have visitation rights to the BBQ………I still use that same BBQ and it works very well even though there were extra pieces after he assembled it. We then proceeded to have July 4th gatherings for the next 6 years. He was there for me when my daughter had a bout with viral encephalitis that year and when I had minor surgery the following year. I stopped going to the “Saloon” when we broke up, so didn’t see him during that time, but asked friends about him frequently. Aside from my marriage, my relationship with Dan was the most meaningful. We were together during a very pivotal time and I’m very thankful for that. He spoke often of all his family, parents, siblings, nieces and nephews and it was nice to see all of you. I remember every Christmas when he’d go to the bank for new, crisp $10 (or $20) bills for all the kids. I plan to put together some photos of his gentle, silly and jovial side and send them to you along with other fond remembrances. Fondly, Carol LeCoff

  5. John – I tried to obtain your phone/address from information and it’s withheld – Please contact me with your contact information so I can send you some touching photos of Dan. I will be in Northern California over the Thanksgiving week and may be in you home or business area. Fondly, Carol

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