Wellsville, NY - Francis B. Slocum Sr., 79, of 3592 Weidrich Road passed away on Monday, December 21, 2015 at home with his family at his side. He was born August 14, 1936 in Wellsville, the son of Carl and Esther (Burton) Slocum. On August 16, 1960 in Gaines he married Mary R. Burgess who predeceased him on November 4, 2012.
“Fran” was a 40 year employee of C. E. Air Preheater Company; retiring in 2001. He was formerly employed at Woodlawn Cemetery and was a self-employed mason. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army during the Korean War and served with the Army Reserves for 20 years. He was a member of the Wellsville Moose Lodge # 601, the Morrison-Hayes American Legion Post 702 and was a former member of the Duke Hose Company # 1. He enjoyed carpentry crafts and the great outdoors. He was a great husband, father, grandfather & Great grandfather, who loved spending time with his family.
He is survived two daughters, Catherine (Tom) Neugent and Deborah (Jim) Kozlowski, two sons, Francis B. Slocum II and Daniel F. Slocum, all of Wellsville, five grandchildren, Belinda, Stephanie, April, James and Trinity, four great grandchildren, Kennedy, Caitlin, Connor and Brockton, a brother, Howard Slocum, two sister-in-law’s, Carol Slocum and Alice (Jim) Berry, brother-in-law, Dale Burgess, and several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased in addition to his wife by a brother, Bud Slocum.
A graveside service with military honors is being planned for a later date at Stannards Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps or the Hart Comfort House. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.