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David Slezak

David G. Slezak

Monday, June 29th, 1959 - Monday, November 4th, 2019
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Obituary

David G. Slezak, 60, passed away on Monday, November 4th at his home in Princetown.

Born in Schenectady, Dave was the son of the late Raymond and Margaret (Komp) Slezak. A graduate of Schalmont High School, Dave received his associates degree from Hudson Valley Community College. He worked as a Senior Engineering Technician at Mohawk Innovative Technology Inc. for over 23 years.

Dave is survived by his daughters; Alyssa Altschul (Zach) of Rotterdam, and Kara Hodecker (Eric) of Melrose, MA., his beloved granddaughters; Rilynn and Averie Hodecker, his brother; Lawrence Slezak (Judith) of Cummington, MA, two sisters; Kathryn Smith (Dan) of Princetown and Marilyn Petro (Mark) of Charlotte, NC, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Dave was a loving father and grandfather (affectionately known as "Papa BB"), and a loyal friend.

Dave was passionate about all things outdoors. He spent much of his time hiking and camping in the Adirondacks, hitting the slopes in Vermont, and capturing stunning nature scenes through the lens of his camera. He was also a talented woodworker, having built canoes and a beautiful cradle for his granddaughters. Dave loved sports, and was a lifelong fan of the NY Yankees and the NY Giants.

A celebration of Dave's life will be held on Saturday, November 9th from 10 to 12 noon at the Bond Funeral Home, Broadway & Guilderland Ave, Schenectady, NY. Relatives and friends are invited and encouraged to attend.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Open Space Institute in Dave's honor. The Open Space Institute protects scenic, natural and historic landscapes to provide public enjoyment, conserve habitat and working lands, and sustain communities.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Bond Funeral Home
    Address
    1614 Guilderland Avenue
    SCHENECTADY, NY 12306
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    A celebration of David's Life

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Jan Cartier

Posted at 01:03pm
So sorry to learn of this sad and shocking news. I wish to express my deepest condolences and my thoughts and prayers are with Dave's family. Dave was a truly great person and a best friend who could always make me laugh, he will be sorely missed, I will cherish the memories we have built together over many years.
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barbara Burnett

Posted at 04:03pm
Words cannot express our shock and sadness at the sudden loss of your beloved David. We send our love and prayers and hope that happy memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. Rest in peace, David. You will be missed.
Barbara and Steve Burnett
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Posted at 12:50pm
In living and loving memory of Uncle Dave. Love from Jason, Kristen, Kyle, and Lydia.
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Jim and Mary Walton

Posted at 11:52am
Our most sincere condolences on your loss. Our hearts ache for you. Dave, a truly sweet man, will be sorely missed but will remain in our hearts.
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Love from Ol'Bro, Kath & Mi

Posted at 03:36pm
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