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Jean A. Slater
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care
    795 E. Main St. Suite 11
    Cobleskill, NY 12043

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“I would like to ensure to all; my mother will forever be in heaven with the Lord. She no longer has to endure the sickness and pain of this world. I...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Thomas Yuhas - Hampton, VA - Son

“Heaven has a special place for those who truly care about their fellow human being. You were a kind thoughtful woman who always had a good word for...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Richard E. Kurdt - East Islip, NY

“Rest in peace Jean. You have earned a place in heaven,for sure.I have good memories of working with you at St Joseph's church as a churchschool...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Ginny Bevins - Schoharie, NY

“Aunt Jeannie, Rest in peace. Now you can join Uncle Carl in Heaven for a wonderful celebration. I will always remember you standing outside my...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Gail Wright - Cobleskill, NY

“Rest in peace, Aunt Jeannie. You were such a gentle, Christian women with a heart as pure as gold. You will be greatly missed. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Tammy Rumph Ruise - Middleburgh, NY

“Aunt Jean, I know you and Uncle Carl are dancing tonight reunited again! You always had so much love for everyone you met ! It is so hard to lose...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Linda & Craig Rumph - NY - aunt


Central Bridge- Jean A. Slater, 80, died Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at her residence following a long illness.

Born August 25, 1932, in Amityville, she was a daughter of Henry and Irene (Palmer) Kurdt.

Jean retired as a long distance telephone operator for AT & T where she had worked for many years. She was a lifetime member of the Telephone Pioneers.

In her spare time she enjoyed crafts, art, and photography.

Jean was predeceased by her husband, Carl H. Slater, who died in 2007, and her daughter, Jeannie Yuhas, who died in 2009.

Survivors include her children: John (Ellen) Yuhas of Darby, MT, Cynthia Rupel of Troy, NC, Bernard Yuhas of Gallupville, Diane Yuhas of Central Bridge, and Thomas (Flor) Yuhas of Hampton, VA; eight grandchildren: Lee (Rachel) Empie, Rachel Ratliff, Matthew Yuhas, Lydia Johnston, Maya Rodriguez, Caryn McNamana, and Megan Lightfoot; her siblings: Bonnie Brown of Missoula, MT, Richard (Catherine) Kurdt of East Islip, and Paula Bradley of Portland, OR.

A funeral service will be held at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Schoharie Valley Alliance Church, State Route 145, Middleburgh. Family and friends are also invited to a period of visitation to be held at the church prior to service on Wed., from 4:30 to 5:30 PM. Spring interment will be in Middleburgh Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., 795 E. Main St., Suite 11, Cobleskill, NY 12043.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, 134 River St., Middleburgh and Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill.