William R. Sleight of Campbell Hall, N.Y., dies


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William R. Sleight of Campbell Hall, N.Y., a 40-year resident of the area, ended his battle with cancer on April 16, 2019, at Orange Regional Medical Center.

He fought his battle against cancer with courage, dignity, and determination.

Son of the late James and Nora Sleight, he was born in Brooklyn in 1947.

William retired from Verizon after a 36-year career, which was then followed by 10 years as a bus driver for the Washingtonville Central School District. He proudly served in the U.S. Army, and was a Vietnam veteran.

William was a member of the IBEW Local 827, as well as the American Legion.

He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He was an avid fan of the NY Rangers, NY Mets and the NY Giants.

Survivors include his wife, Theresa S. Sleight of Campbell Hall; their children, Shane W. Sleight and his wife, Gina, of Goshen, N.Y., and Robin G. Sleight, and his significant other, Missy Dembek, of Middletown, N.Y.,; his granddaughter, Samantha Lynn Sleight; his nephews, James, Craig, and Jonathan, and nieces, Audra and Andrea.

In addition to his parents, William was predeceased by his in-laws, Joseph and Kitty Caltieri; brothers Gerard J. and James L. Sleight; nephew Brian L. Sleight; and sister-in-law Frances C. Johnson.

Visitation was held April 22 at Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, Monroe, N.Y.

Interment was on April 23 with Military Honors at Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Goshen.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Honor Flight Network (honorflight.org).



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