Francis F. Szlatenyi

Szlatenyi, Francis F. "Fred" age 97, of Coventry passed on August 5. He was the husband of Laurena (Sherman). They were to celebrate 67 years of marriage on October 26. Born in Cranston on January 20, 1915 he was the son of Stephen and Mary (Bako) Szlatenyi. He was the brother of the late Mary (Tillet), Anthony "Tuffy", Helen (Cleverly), and Charles "Steve" Szlatenyi. Besides his wife, he is survived by his children Gene and his wife Sally of Virginia., Paula (Frost) of Florida, Freda and her husband Marc Hamelin of Coventry, and Leah Szlatenyi of East Greenwich, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He also was the father of a newborn son, Karl, who died shortly after birth. He was a veteran of WWII, a master sergeant for the army/air force specializing as a master airplane & engine mechanic, and a rifle/carbine marksman. He served in England, Belgium, France, and Germany. He worked for many years for Copters Unlimited at Hillsgrove. A private funeral was held at Butterfield Home and Chapel; a military honor burial took place at the RI Veteran's cemetery on Thursday, August 9th. If one wishes, donations would be appreciated to honor his memory to Home and Hospice Care of RI, or the charity of your choice.

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Erica - 08/12/2012

My love, thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

Ronald Schmitt - 08/12/2012

Sorry to hear of his passing. Friends from Beechwood St. Coventry

Sue (Greene) Murphy - 08/14/2012

So sorry to hear he passed. He was such a special man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all-

Tracy Greco - 08/15/2012

Leah, I had no idea until today. I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Thought and prayers to you and your family.

joan greene - 08/17/2012

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tracey Kane Inman - 08/24/2012

Leah, Sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With sympathy & friendship.

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