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John Slate, Jr.

d. May 25, 2022


John Slate, Jr., age 85, passed away on May 25, 2022 in Diamondhead, MS.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John Slate Sr. and Anna Slate

Survivors include his wife of 65 years Rosemary Slate; three daughters, Kelly Reish of Ocean Springs, MS, Kerry Canova (Chuck) of Pittsburg, PA, Kathy Hudson (Marc) of Warrenton, VA; three grandchildren, Richard Stickley(Charly), Angela DiFabio, Andrew Reish (Whitney); one great-grandchild, Harper Himmel; two sisters, Carolyn Morraye (Rick) of Lakewood Ranch, FL and Barbara Carey of The Villages, FL;  beloved former son in law, George Reish of Ocean Springs; and best canine friend Daisy Mae.

John was born in Latrobe, PA and served in the United States Navy. He was a longtime pilot, participated in the Honor Flights and volunteered at the WWII Museum in New Orleans. He was loving, giving, caring and had an amazing sense of humor. He will be missed every day by his family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Honor Flight Program at

Private services with military honors will be held at the Biloxi National Cemetery.

Riemann Family Funeral Home, Pass Christian served the family.

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