It is with sadness that I inform you that Rick Slattery died last night shortly after receiving Ministration at the Time of Death (Last Rites) and being removed from the life support machines at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. He was surrounded by Amanda and Stephen, their son. He died peacefully.
Amanda and Stephen are extremely grateful for your constant expressions of concern, support, prayers, and love. It has meant a great deal to them, and Rick often told me how much it meant to him, too. They thank you deeply.
Rick’s funeral, the celebration of his life and Christian faith, shall be held at Good Shepherd on Saturday, September 16 at 11 am. A reception shall follow in our parish hall. Your prayers and presence are requested. Rick’s ashes shall be interred in his family’s plot in Albany.
Please keep Amanda and Stephen in your prayers at this difficult time.
Through the mercy of God, may Rick’s soul, and the souls of all the faithfully departed, rest in peace and rise in glory. Amen.