Carl Allan Slater, 80, from Bellaire, Ohio, passed peacefully Thursday, December 5, 2019, surrounded by family.

He was born July 25, 1939 in Martins Ferry, Ohio to Joseph Henry and Elsie Mae (Postlewait) Slater.

He was a graduate of Martins Ferry High School and attended Kent State University and Ohio University. He was a member of the Rock Hill Presbyterian Church. Past employment included Oglebay Institute Nature Center, Valley Office Equipment, career in radio advertising, The Aquarium, and owner/operator of Gus Industrial and Specialty Wood. He was a member of the Ohio Valley Naturalists, administrator and past president of the Brooks Bird Club, a member of Oglebay Institute, past president of the nature committee, St. Clairsville Jaycees and Wheeling Breakfast Kiwanis. Carl led birding tours in the Continental U.S., as well as many European countries. He had over 40 years of leading waterfowl birding trips to the Eastern Shore.

Carl is survived by his wife of 54 years, Juanita Elizabeth (Filcaske) Slater of Bridgeport; children, Christine Louise Slater-Jones (Michael) of Plain City, OH, Cynthia Marie (Christopher Wisniewski) Slater of Scottdale, PA and Eric Allan (Amy) Slater of Bellaire, OH; grandchildren, Elizabeth Marina Files, Samuel Benjamin Files, Brittany Nicole Slater and Cody Joseph Slater.

Friends will be received Saturday, December 7 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, 920 National Road, Bridgeport, OH, where funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. with the Rev. David Demarest officiating. Private interment at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Brooks Bird Club Inc., P.O. Box 4077, Wheeling, WV 26003 or the charity of your choosing.

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