SUSAN D. SLAUGHTER
Susan. D. Slaughter, widow of Lawrence H. Slaughter and
active participant of many Westchester and Larchmont organizations, died
December 31, 2003 at Calvary Hospital of lung cancer. She worked as a medical
technologist for several years in both Michigan and Washington, DC during the
1950s, and worked at the Council for Tobacco Research and its successor
organizations as a medical librarian from 1975 until retirement in 1992.
Throughout her life, she volunteered with many nonprofit organizations.
She was a member of the Board of the Friends of Larchmont Public Library,
and St. Augustine’s Parish Council, as well as a volunteer at Meals on Wheels,
the Sound Shore Medical Center library, the League of Women Voters, and the
Cloisters Museum library. She received a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology
at the University of Michigan in 1952, Masters in Medical Library Science at
Long Island University in 1975, and a Masters at Columbia University in Medieval
Studies in 1997. She strongly supported the continuing education of herself and
everyone around her.
Born July 31, 1930 in Minneapolis, MN to Ralph and
Mary Dwan, she was a lifelong learner, and adventurous traveler, with a strong
love of both art and history. She grew up in Washington, DC, where she attended
Blessed Sacrament School and Georgetown Visitation High School. She was President
of Kappa Kappa Gamma during her time at University of Michigan. She married
Lawrence H. Slaughter in May 1955, and they made many trips, to Europe, Mexico,
Africa, and Asia, over their 41 years together until his death in 1996, and
she continued to travel to Turkey, Russia, Croatia, Iceland, and other locations
during the subsequent years. For each trip, she researched in detail the history
and sites of artistic and cultural importance.
Sue Slaughter was a kind, generous, considerate and inquisitive person.
She was someone who liked to learn, to listen and to laugh. She was thorough and
organized in all her activities, especially with the many voluntary organizations
and with her many travels with her family. She deeply enjoyed her family and her
travels to visit her children and grandchildren, and was treasured by her family
She is survived by four children: Anne Perrote
(Madison, WI), Susie Kinzie (Seneca, WI), Sarah Slaughter
(Cambridge, MA), and Lawrence Slaughter (London, England),
eleven grandchildren, and her brother and sisters. The family
would like to thank the staff of Sound Shore Medical Center,
Schaefer Extended Care Center, and Calvary Hospital for their
kind and helpful care during her brief illness. Donations
may be made in her name to the Visiting Nurses Services of
Westchester, Friend of the Larchmont Public Library, or Catholic
Visitation will be at the Fox Funeral Home
in Larchmont, NY on Friday, January 9 (2-4 pm, 7-9 pm). Funeral
mass will be at St. Augustine’s Church on Saturday, January
10 at 10 a.m., with interment following at Gates of Heaven.
John J. Fox Funeral Home, Inc.
2080 Boston Post Road
Larchmont, NY 10538
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